Practical Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Using Student Choice and Multiple Modes of Learning, Grades 6-12

Online Course

Course Objective/Goals

This video-based professional development course provides a brief description of key elements of differentiation. Teachers demonstrate a variety of ways to maximize learning and engagement with student choice. You'll see how to capitalize on students' strengths and interests, as well as address a range of learning needs by incorporating a variety of learning modes in daily lesson plans.

Differentiated instruction enables secondary teachers to address the needs of a wide range of students while maintaining a steady focus on essential learning objectives. This course demonstrates how to provide students with choices that maximize their learning and engagement, as well as how to create lessons that effectively address varying readiness levels, interests, and modes of learning.

You will learn how to:

  • Provide students with choices that maximize their learning and engagement
  • Create lessons that effectively address varying readiness levels, interests and modes of learning, grades 6-12
  • Design assignments that enable students to process information and demonstrate understanding in diverse and meaningful ways
  • Implement practical, successful management strategies that boost students’ productivity

Watch an excerpt from this course:

How This On Demand Course Works

Optional Graduate Credit

Optional Brandman University Graduate Level Professional Development Credit course code: EDDU 9152


"Best course I have yet to take online. Great ideas."
              – A. Goreta

"Great course! This took what I already knew and changes I had already planned to make in my teaching to make it more differentiated and expanded on those ideas in a way that I feel I can implement into my own classroom in a graduated manner. Thanks!"
              – L. Hart

"I started out thinking that this would help me with my at-risk students and now I can see how it is just best practice for all! I feel motivated and equipped to begin better differentiation in my classroom!"
              – A. Berryman

"I'm excited to return to school in the Fall and incorporate some of the strategies talked about in this video! You've proven that you can teach an old dog new tricks!! Thank you."
              – E. Plante

"I love this way of learning. The lessons were at my own pace so taking notes was easy. The action plan was a guide to incorporate the new knowledge into "my real-world application" which we are constantly trying to do for our students."
              – B. Blatt

"I really enjoyed the new ideas for my classroom but I was also happy to see that some of the strategies I already use and didn't think that they were DI. Thank you very much for all the new ideas to make learning more fun and productive."
              – N. Royer-Loiselle


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