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Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Maximize Learning in Your Classroom

(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Kathleen Kryza
National Presenter and Outstanding Secondary Teacher

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Specifically Designed for Educators Working With Students in Grades 6-12

  • Practical strategies for differentiating instruction for all your students in the secondary classroom while keeping your lessons rigorous and relevant
  • Step-by-step techniques for planning and implementing differentiated lessons and activities that will excite and empower all learners
  • Timesaving, effective ideas to make remediation and enrichment a part of your daily instruction
  • Practical and ready-to-use techniques for implementing, managing and assessing in a differentiated secondary classroom
  • Dozens of demonstrations, student examples, model lessons, and an extensive resource handbook to help you implement the strategies immediately in your classroom

Practical Ideas and Strategies

How do we meet the wide and diverse range of academic needs of all the students in our classrooms? How can we challenge the advanced learners and reach the struggling students at the same time? Kathleen Kryza has spent years in grades 6-12 classrooms developing differentiated lessons and using strategies that successfully reach all students. In this outstanding seminar, she will share dozens of student-proven and innovative differentiated instructional strategies and activities you can use in all your classrooms with all your students. The strategies you will gain are ready-to-use and easily incorporated into any grades 6-12 classroom. Kathleen's seminars are fast-paced and filled with practical ideas. You'll leave this seminar with new, innovative strategies, as well as an extensive resource handbook that will help you incorporate all the techniques into your instruction.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Maximizing Student Achievement Through Differentiated Instruction
    Learn a variety of ways to increase student achievement in your classroom through differentiated instruction . . . Numerous specific strategies to modify and adapt lessons and activities in your secondary classroom
  2. Developing Differentiated Lessons and Activities
    Discover easy ways to add to what you are currently doing, whether you are beginning or are already practicing differentiated instruction . . . Step-by-step techniques for planning and implementing differentiated lessons that will excite and motivate all learners
  3. Understanding the Unique Learning Needs of Advanced Students and Students with Special Needs
    Recognize your most challenging learners and find out what you can do in the regular classroom to make learning fun and successful for all . . . Strategies for hard-to-reach and high-achieving students
  4. Extending Academic Opportunities for High-Achieving Students
    Specific, easy-to-implement strategies for challenging and motivating advanced learners without adding more work for you . . . Ready-to-use ideas to make enrichment a part of your classroom
  5. Modifying Lessons for Students with Special Needs
    Create lessons that will engage your struggling learners . . . Learn how to develop tiered lessons that will reach students at their readiness level . . . Students will leave your classroom excited about learning and in charge of their own learning
  6. Tips for Managing the Differentiated Classroom
    Practical ways to organize your instruction immediately . . . Learn simple management techniques that work for students who are working on different tasks at different levels and completing their work at different times
  7. Assess Students' Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
    Knowing who your students are and how they learn best helps you to help them learn the curriculum in rich and meaningful ways . . . Learn how to plan and modify instruction to reflect the needs of your students . . . Receive "how-to" ideas you can use immediately
  8. Effectively Using Rubrics and Performance Based Assessments
    Utilize student- and teacher-created rubrics to evaluate your students' work . . . See students' skills improve by involving them in self-directed learning and assessment including student-led conferences
  9. Incorporate Ideas From Brain Research Into Your Existing Curriculum
    Differentiating instruction embeds the best research on how the brain learns into effective instructional strategies . . . You will be able to share with students, parents and others how these dynamic classroom strategies help the brain learn most effectively
  10. Preparing Lessons that Motivate and Challenge ALL Students
    Provide instruction and create lessons that will lead to greater student success and motivation in all subject areas (Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical teaching strategies, model lessons and assessment rubrics specifically designed for this seminar)

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Step-by-step techniques for developing differentiated lessons that excite and empower ALL learners
  • Grouping techniques that put students in charge of their own learning and keep them engaged and focused on their lessons
  • Practical strategies for offering students choices to make learning relevant and encourage your students to do high-quality work
  • A wide variety of methods for meeting the needs of your struggling learners while challenging your advanced learners
  • Ways to develop tiered lessons that will allow each student to learn at his or her appropriate readiness level
  • Classroom-proven ideas and activities that will actively involve all students
  • Numerous ready-to-use models of differentiated lessons you can use or easily modify for your own classroom
  • Innovative ideas for infusing brain research and higher-level thinking skills into your content lessons
  • Inspiring methods for preassessing your students' interests, learning styles and multiple intelligences
  • Practical ideas for managing the differentiated classroom
  • Simple, effective ideas to begin differentiating instruction in your classroom
  • Exciting examples of embedding the use of technology into differentiated lessons to expand student choice
  • Highly effective techniques for developing rubrics, assessing students and getting students actively involved in self-assessment
  • Develop dynamic lessons utilizing the latest educational research on constructivism, brain research, Glasser's Quality Work, and more
  • Useful ideas for managing assessment when students are presenting their work in a variety of projects and products

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

One of the greatest challenges we educators face today is meeting the wide range of academic needs of the diverse population of students in our classrooms. For our advanced learners, struggling learners, ESL students, and at-risk students, we must be proactive in developing innovative, manageable methods for reaching and teaching ALL students.

I have been working in secondary classrooms for many years, creating differentiated lessons that not only challenge advanced learners, but also motivate struggling learners. Throughout the seminar I will be offering many ideas and actual differentiated lessons I have created for and with my colleagues. The strategies that I offer you are simple and worthwhile for students and can be readily incorporated into your content area instruction.

I am very pleased to be able to share these exciting ideas with you. My goal is to help students succeed both within and beyond the classroom and to help them appreciate the diversity that makes our nation so great. Differentiated instructional learning experiences create students who appreciate themselves and others, and who leave our schools prepared to succeed in today's work force.

Together, we can make a difference for America's children. I look forward to working with you

Kathleen Kryza

P.S. It is ALSO my goal that you leave today's seminar with ideas and lessons you can implement immediately in your own classroom.

Who Should Attend

Educators serving grades 6-12: English/Language Art Teachers, Social Studies Teachers, Science Teachers, Math Teachers, Special Education Staff, Title I Staff, Instructional Assistants, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You'll receive the extensive resource handbook, Practical Strategies for DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION: Maximize Learning in Your Classroom (Grades 6-12), developed just for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • model lessons adaptable for your classroom
  • step-by-step techniques for developing differentiated lessons
  • assessment for a variety of products and projects
  • numerous strategies for meeting the needs of all your students
  • extensive bibliography including resource materials

Meet and Share
Samples of students' work and a variety of resources designed for teachers will be on display.

Consultation Available
Kathleen Kryza will be available to answer questions regarding the unique needs of your program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

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