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Advanced Differentiation

Advanced Differentiation: Using Differentiated Learning Plans & Tiered Assignments

Course Description

This course builds upon the foundation of differentiation principles developed in the “Basics of Differentiation” course.  Advanced Differentiation puts a focus on differentiating for students based on interest and difficulty level.  Through developing differentiated learning plans and tiered assignments, educators will be better able to meet the individual needs of their students.

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Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will be able to develop differentiated learning plans for their lessons to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom.
  • Students will learn the 6 methods for tiering assignments and/or activities for various learners to meet the needs of those learners.
  • Students will be able to develop a tiered assignment to be implemented in a lesson.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.

 

Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Differentiating lessons using differentiated learning plans and tiered assignments.
  • Creating effective differentiated learning plans that involve modifying the content, process and product within a lesson while also considering students’ needs, preferences and interests.
  • Incorporating all 9 phases of the differentiated learning plan when designing and carrying out a lesson to meet the needs of all students.
  • Designing and implementing tiered assignments and activities into lessons that will effectively meet the individual needs of all learners.
  • Different ways to tier an assignment such as based on student readiness, challenge of content, or learning preferences.
  • Creating a 3-tiered task to meet the needs of students at, above and below grade-level.
  • Strategies for utilizing flexible grouping in order to support the success of differentiated learning plans and tiered assignments.

 

Course Assignments

  1. DLP Reflection
  2. Tiered Assignments Reflection
  3. Final Reflection on Advanced Differentiation

Course Format 

This course is an online course.  Upon registration, your course materials will be emailed to you.

No-Risk Guarantee: You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Registration Now Open: Register now and receive your course materials within 24 hours.  Course materials are due within 6 months of registering for the course.

Price:

Starting at $189.00

Credits:

3

Graduate Credits

*Pricing may not include University Fees. Select option to include fees.

University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and Brandman University. 

Those additional fees are:
Brandman University: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University-Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.

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