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4 Day Event:
June 29, 2020
through July 2, 2020

Single Person Fee:

Group Fee:
(3 or more people)
$1,295.00 per person

Event Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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5 IL PD Clock Hours Available Per Day

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National Train-the-Trainer Institute: DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION That Works!

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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

  • The most effective Differentiated Instruction train-the-trainer program available
  • Featuring two of the nation's top Differentiated Instruction experts, Louis Mangione and Kay Law

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 video 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
  • National Differentiated Instructionexperts, Louis Mangione and Kay Law, 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 groupswith 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 trainingto begin, build on or sustain Differentiated Instruction in your school or district. You'll leave with copies of ALL the resources, including three-year access to video needed for training educators at their specific grade level
  • Unique and ideal opportunity for schools and districtsto turn staff members into skilled, knowledgeable Differentiated Instruction trainers who can train and support other teachers in the effective implementation of Differentiated Instruction practices
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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

  • 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

Video of Differentiated Instruction in Action to Demonstrate Effective Teaching Strategies

  • Best practices for using video to train others
  • Outstanding training tips and a resource kit to train others (each participant will receive access to ALL video 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 Resource Handbook that is filled with material to reinforce and extend learning
  • Detailed 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 to create classrooms that support differentiated teaching and learning
  • How to use Differentiated Instruction to meet your state standards
  • Maximize the benefits of small, flexible instructional groups to scaffold and extend student learning
    Assessment strategies to quickly monitor students' skills and understanding
  • Create whole class lessons to effectively address varying readiness levels, interests and modes of learning
    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 a positive attitude 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
  • 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

Lunch each day will be on your own, providing a great opportunity for networking

Featuring Two of the Nation’s Top Differentiated Instruction Experts

Instructor Image Louis Mangione is a dynamic presenter and an outstanding secondary teacher who has developed a hands-on approach for teaching students in grades 6-12, regardless of learning style, cultural background or special need. Known for involving his participants in the learning process, he has presented his innovative teaching strategies to educators at district, state and national conferences. Louis also visits many secondary schools across North America and leaves entire faculties inspired by validating what they do well and engaging them in practical and innovative strategies for creating opportunities for all students to succeed. Instructor ImageKay Law in an outstanding classroom teacher and highly acclaimed national presenter. As a master teacher trainer, she is known for sharing highly practical Differentiated Instruction strategies that support state standards. With more than 35 years of teaching experience in grades K-6, Kay understands the daily challenges teachers face and provides only practical, intentional teaching strategies to address the wide range of student needs. Kay's presentations are fast-paced and strategy-packed focusing on helping students significantly improve their core academic skills. You will leave with dozens of Differentiated Instruction strategies and assessments that can be used or adapted to meet the needs of your students and staff.

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/seminars/credit/ceus.cfm or call 1-800-735-3503.

University Credit Option:
Brandman University LogoUp to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of a follow-up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the institute.

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.

Chicago, ST1 • June 29 – July 2, 2020

Aloft O’Hare – Rosemont

9700 Balmoral Ave. • Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 671-4444

Special Rates:

$125 (single) plus tax

  • Book your overnight accommodations by June 15, 2020 to receive this special rate, based on availability. To make reservations, please call (847) 671-4444 and mention you are attending this event.

Enjoy all that Chicago has to offer
Enjoy all the Aloft O'Hare – Rosemont has to offer! The meeting site is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shopping, Zanies Comedy Club, and other entertainment opportunities for you and your colleagues, or grab a cab in the evenings to enjoy all that downtown Chicago offers! There's no need to rent a car with so many options available within walking distance. The hotel offers a shuttle to O'Hare International Airport and the meeting site is a short cab ride or "EL" train ride to downtown Chicago!

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