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National Train‑the‑Trainer Institute:

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Bureau of Education & Research - National Train-The-Trainer Institute

Designed for K-12 teachers, team leaders, instructional coaches, mentors, staff development trainers, and administrators with Differentiated Instruction experience

Strengthen Differentiated Instruction in Your School or District by Developing Your Own Trainers!

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Train your staff members to become skilled Differentiated Instruction trainers who can guide other teachers to successfully implement Differentiated Instruction practices

  • Increase learning for all students including those that have fallen behind
  • Featuring two of the nation's top Differentiated Instruction experts, Marquita Blades and Ryan Doetch

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

  • Turn your staff members into skilled, knowledgeable Differentiated Instruction trainers who can guide other teachers in the implementation of practical and effective differentiation practices
  • Learn how to use outstanding videos to demonstrate Differentiated Instruction strategies in action … Receive a three-year subscription to a complete K-2, 3-6 or 6-12 video streaming training package for use during your own school or district trainings
  • Build expertise among your staff to incorporate Differentiated Instruction as a vital part of a comprehensive instructional approach within classrooms, schools and entire districts
  • Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective Differentiated Instruction training sessions
  • Ideal for schools and districts looking to create a core team of trainers to provide training to build and sustain a model, state-of-the-art Differentiated Instruction framework … Each potential trainer should have experience using Differentiated Instruction techniques

What’s unique about this National Train-the-Trainer Institute

  • Four days of intensive training combining classroom-proven strategies and video of the strategies in action – show rather than tell your teachers what successful Differentiated Instruction looks like in real classrooms … Learn proven ways Differentiated Instruction can be used to help catch up students who have fallen behind
  • National Differentiated Instruction experts, Marquita Blades and Ryan Doetch, will provide a comprehensive, interactive and research-based training to prepare participants to guide other teachers in the implementation of a successful Differentiated Instruction program to increase students' success on your state standards
  • Work and collaborate in small groups with BER instructors to expand and enhance your understanding of Differentiated Instruction strategies specific to grades K-6 or 6-12
  • Gain numerous tips and ideas to prepare and deliver high-quality staff training to begin, build on or sustain Differentiated Instruction in your school or district. You'll leave with copies of ALL the resources, including a three-year subscription to a complete K-2, 3-6, or 6-12 video streaming package for use during your own school or district trainings
  • Unique and ideal opportunity for schools and districts to turn staff members into skilled, knowledgeable Differentiated Instruction trainers who can train and support other teachers in the effective implementation of Differentiated Instruction practice
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Learn to train your staff in highly effective Differentiated Instruction Practices

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

Participants attending will learn the key components for a successful Differentiated Instruction program, which can then be delivered as a staff development framework that fits your schedule according to each school or district's unique scheduling and training needs. The following key components are included in this four-day train-the-trainer institute.

Make Differentiated Instruction a Powerful Teaching Practice to Significantly Increase Achievement for All Students Including Those Who Have Fallen Behind During COVID-19

  • Learn the key characteristics for an effective Differentiated Instructional framework
  • Proven classroom strategies to implement, organize and manage Differentiated Instruction

Meet Your State Standards Using a Differentiated Approach

  • Discover what works in Differentiating Instruction and the pitfalls to avoid
  • Learn how Differentiated Instruction can meet your rigorous state standards
  • Design whole class lessons to effectively address varying readiness levels, interests and modes of learning

Timesaving Strategies for Managing a Differentiated Classroom

  • Proven, timesaving management techniques to smooth the transition to a more differentiated approach to instruction
  • Increase student achievement with small, flexible group instruction focused on specific skill needs
  • Challenging and motivating activities for your reluctant learners as well as your high achievers
  • Cooperative and collaborative activities that will work in every classroom

Innovative Ways to Differentiate Your Lessons and Assignments

  • Practical strategies for designing lessons and assignments to account for the diverse needs of your students' readiness and interests
  • Efficient and effective ways for scaffolding instruction, providing student choice, designing anchor activities, and much more!
  • A fresh, less complicated approach to tiered assignments
  • Make the most of valuable instructional time by incorporating pre-assessments
  • Grading options for differentiated assignments and activities

Videos of Differentiated Instruction in Action to Demonstrate Effective Teaching Strategies

  • Best practices for using videos to train others
  • Outstanding training tips and a resource kit to train others (each participant will receive access to ALL videos specific to their grade level to use in their training)

Receive Comprehensive Training Resources

All participants will receive a valuable package of resources including:

  • Three-Year Subscription to Best-Selling Professional BER Differentiated Instruction PD Resource Kit with Streaming Video used throughout the training (choose either Grades K-2, Grades 3-6 or Grades 6-12). Streaming videos contain the video footage needed for a complete Differentiated Instruction training for your school or district demonstrating best practices
  • Comprehensive Differentiated Instruction Digital Resource Handbook that is filled with material to reinforce and extend learning
  • Detailed Digital Trainer's Guide that walks participants through the delivery of the program, including a PowerPoint presentation adaptable for immediate use

Seminar Schedule Overview

Program Schedule: 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Daily

Monday & Tuesday (8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.)

Morning general session followed by separate breakout groups by grades K 6 and 6 12 to learn Differentiated Instruction strategies specific to elementary or secondary classrooms.
  • Identify the key practices and a proven framework to create classrooms that support differentiated teaching and learning
  • How to use Differentiated Instruction to meet your state standards and help catch up students who have fallen behind
  • Maximize the benefits of small, flexible instructional groups to scaffold and extend student learning
  • Culturally responsive teaching practices to drive Differentiated Instruction
  • Assessment strategies to quickly monitor students' skills and understanding
  • Create whole class lessons to effectively address varying readiness levels, interests and levels of cognition
  • Design tiered assignments and independent tiered centers and activities to meet the wide range of student needs and learning styles
  • Learn how to design leveled questions, tasks and assignments that give all students access to your essential learning standards
  • Planning and managing an effective and efficient differentiated classroom
  • Dozens of practical differentiated strategies to increase student achievement, develop positive attitudes toward learning and maximize success
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Wednesday (8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.)

  • Discover more specific strategies to gain a deeper understanding of Differentiated Instruction and build greater faculty support
  • Break out into smaller groups to learn Differentiated Instruction practices specific to elementary or secondary settings and your state standard requirements
  • Discover tips unique to training teachers to enhance their Differentiated Instruction practices in grades K-2, 3-6 or 6-12
Thursday (8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.)

  • Participants will deliver brief presentations on Differentiated Instructional strategies using video and will receive feedback from small-group facilitators
  • Practice presentations will provide the perfect opportunity to listen and interact to deepen understanding, familiarity and confidence with the materials
  • Debriefing of presentations and feedback from the lead instructors will strengthen participants' skills in training
  • Participants will leave with a training plan, including video for grades K-2, 3-6 or 6-12, and confidence to implement a state-of-the-art Differentiated Instruction training that helps students meet your state standards

Featuring Two of the Nation's Top Differentiated Instruction Experts

Instructor Image DR. MARQUITA BLADES is an experienced and award-winning secondary teacher, international speaker, author, and consultant. Marquita's extensive experience with diverse student populations have equipped her with a depth of firsthand experience for differentiating instruction to better meet the full spectrum of student needs. Realizing the importance of meeting students where they are through having served a diverse population of students, Marquita focuses her practice on creating learning experiences that are accessible for all students through the use of differentiated instructional strategies. Her sessions are packed with practical and engaging strategies that your teachers will be able to use immediately in their classrooms. Marquita has managed national STEM programs for secondary level students and has served as a curriculum and assessment developer, and professional learning facilitator for numerous school districts. Instructor Image RYAN DOETCH is a dynamic and enthusiastic presenter, and an award-winning classroom teacher. Ryan is known around the world as an exemplary teacher for elementary students.  Drawing from his daily classroom experiences, Ryan's presentations are filled with highly effective strategies, ideas and tips you can use immediately to differentiate instruction. Ryan's expertise, practicality, and humor keep his sessions fast-moving, enjoyable, and packed with tips and tools that you can use right away to enhance your own instructional program. In his free time, Ryan trains teachers, interventionists, curriculum specialists, and administrators from around the world on the best, practical ideas for making instruction successful for all learners. Ryan's knowledge, experience and expertise in Differentiated Instruction and training teachers translate into a Train-The-Trainer Program that is jam-packed with great ideas you will want to use immediately.

Special Benefits of Attending

State Specific Credit:
You may be eligible for professional development credit through your state. For state specific information, please visit www.ber.org/ceus or call 1-800-735-3503.

Earn One to Four Graduate Semester Credits :
UMASS LogoUp to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details may be found at www.ber.org/credit

SAVE with Group Discounts
The fee is $1395 per person.
If groups of three or more register at the same time, the fee is $1295 per person.

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