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Differentiating Teaching and Instruction: What, How, Why?


Course Description

This course builds knowledge and skills in designing instruction that meets a wide variety of learners’ needs and cultivates meaningful engagement in the classroom. Educators will learn to design and implement differentiation strategies in response to student needs, interests and abilities, by modifying curriculum and instruction and classroom environment.


Differentiating Teaching and Instruction: What, How, Why?


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Course Presenter

Dr. Sandra Kaplan

Sandra N. Kaplan is a Professor of Clinical Education at the University of Southern California. Kaplan has been an international and national consultant for districts, state departments, and other educational agencies to provide professional development in the areas of differentiated curriculum and instruction.

She has written over 40 articles and 10 books related to identifying and providing appropriate educational services to gifted students.

Kaplan has been recognized for her work, receiving awards for Excellence from the Council of Exceptional Children, National Association for the Gifted for Service and Achievement and Research awards from the California Association for the Gifted. She received the NAGC Legacy Award in 2013.

Partner Profile

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has nearly 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices around the US, in Canada and in Europe. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources.

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