Meet teachers from around the world as they gather at the Summer Institutes on Academic Diversity for a 5-day institute designed to explore principles and practices of differentiation. Carol Tomlinson leads the morning sessions with afternoon break-out sessions lead by DI experts from across the country. Week 1 (July 14-18) introduces participants to the principles and practices of differentiation, while Week 2 (July 21-25) is recommended for educators with more exposure to differentiation.
Key presenters include Carol Tomlinson, Marcia Imbeau, Kristina Doubet and a host of other amazing contributors.
Limited scholarships are available based on need. If you are interested, please email us with a one-page explanation about why you need the scholarship and what you hope to do with your training. The deadline to apply is May 1st.
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Finally, after 15 years Carol has revisited her seminal work The Differentiated Classroom.
In her monthly column for Ed Leadership, Carol wonders "what might happen if those of us arranging conditions for professional learning shifted from emphasizing the group setting to emphasizing the classroom."
Carol talks to the Alabama Best Practices Center about differentiation and her new book from ASCD, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom, which is co-authored with UVA colleague Tonya Moon.
Videos from our Presenters
Just getting started with Differentiation?
In a video clip filmed at one of our Institutes, Carol Tomlinson breaks down three basic ways researchers tell us that students can differ with respect to learning: readiness, interest, and learning profile. She then suggests how teachers might differentiate with these needs in mind.
Media of Interest
Using Technology to Become a Better Listener
In a new ASCD Express issue on Differentiation and Technology, Melinda Moran shares practices that help us know our students better and suggests online resources that support those practices: Becoming Better Listeners.
Podcast: PreK-12 Talk Radio
Starting about 2:45, Carol has a chat with educational podcaster, Larry Jacobs, in Maine, .
Ed Week blogger, Peter DeWitt, uses an article published in Educational Leadership by Carol Tomlinson and Jane Jarvis, "Teaching Up," as a springboard to discuss setting high expectations for all students.
Award-winning teacher, author and blogger, Larry Ferlazzo asked Carol Tomlinson and Rick Rick Wormeli to help answer the question, "What is the best advice you can give to a teacher about differentiating instruction?" Read how they answered that question in his Teacher Blog in Education Week."
Carol Tomlinson and Mindy Moran discuss which elements of the differentiated classroom should remain the same for all our students and which might sometimes need to look different in an article for the HOPE Foundation, a leadership organization whose Honorary Chair is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.