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Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
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The diversity in today’s classrooms presents educators with both a great opportunity and a great challenge. The opportunity calls on teachers and school leaders to create environments, use resources, and craft frameworks of learning that enable the diverse range of students to learn well together. When we are wise stewards of that opportunity, more students are successful academically, and we also contribute to a world in which citizens can live together. The challenge, of course, is how to create, grow, and sustain such environments. This three-day preconference is planned to review, expand on, and model key elements of differentiated instruction, seen through the unique lens of long-term change.Designed for teachers, coaches, administrative leaders, and university faculty, some segments of this differentiated pre-conference institute will involve all participants in examination and discussion of what effective differentiation looks like and ways in which teachers and leaders can support growth in effective differentiation. Other segments will invite participants to focus either on classroom implementation of differentiation or leading for schoolwide differentiation. In each, there will be a focus on creating a product that will support quality differentiation in the participants’ contextsMaterials: Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers Who Grow Kids (stock # 115005, price $25.00)