Differentiation in the Real World – Content


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1 

Teaching can be a little bit like driving a water skiing boat — you need to pay attention to where you are going and you also need to constantly be checking on the skiers behind you! In “Differentiation in the Real World: Content,” Lisa Van Gemert explains that differentiation means meeting kids where they are and also having a goal for where you want them to be, just like the driver of the boat. In this course, teachers will learn how differentiating content for students will help drive their learning more effectively.

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Our world is differentiated. We don’t expect the doctor to give every patient the same treatment regardless of their ailment, or that everyone will wear the same shoe size. Yet we often try to squeeze our students into uniform patterns of learning. Differentiating content helps students connect with learning goals in a way that is appropriate to their needs.

In “Differentiation in the Real World: Content,” Lisa Van Gemert helps teachers with practical ideas about how to know where you need to go through pre-assessment and then how to differentiate content effectively using depth and complexity icons.

In this 1-hour course, teachers will learn how to differentiate content using:

  • Pre-assessment activities
  • Depth and complexity icons
  • Student interest

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29 reviews for Differentiation in the Real World – Content

  1. Patricia – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    Very interesting especially if you have no idea how to begin differentiating in the classroom.

  2. Jennifer – Morgan Local Schools (verified owner)

    This was full of great ideas!

  3. Briane – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    I very much enjoyed this course. I have taken some very helpful tips to help me better serve my GT students.

  4. Julie – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative. I especially liked the icons.

  5. Maria – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course on differentiation.

  6. Marlayne – YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Differentiation is very important, and is often difficult. This course really helped in this matter.

  7. Marc – YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Very interesting.

  8. Dolores – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas.

  9. Debra – YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  10. Neena – YOUNGSTOWN CITY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Some new ideas to follow.

  11. Carolina – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the course. It has very interesting information.

  12. BELINDA – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed learning about differentiation in the real world content wise.

  13. iliana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Well explained and great examples used.

  14. Josefina – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great course, really helped me learn about how to use the icons and how to differentiate in my classroom .

  15. NANCY Y – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent course! I received a better understanding on how to differentiate instructions with my students and how to identify what groups to put them in.

  16. Keith – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Course is well organized. Provides excellent real-world examples of how to differentiate content.

  17. Deborah – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    Lots of good information

  18. Abrah – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course

  19. Garrett – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    This is a difficult technique to utilize effectively. Lisa explains it in a very unique and easy way to understand.

  20. Judi – DRISCOLL ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course. Lisa Vn Gemert always has great ideas! I received several “take-aways” from this course.

  21. Christienne – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Five stars; great ideas for content pre-assessment strategies

  22. Tierra – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I think it was a great course and I learned some things that I can implement in my class without feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

  23. Jessica – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I liked all of the useful websites and links to support the ideas delivered in this presentation. I also liked to hear all of the real life examples and examples of how to deliver the ideas to the students.

  24. Diane – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Would like to attend one of these workshops!

  25. Laura – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas presented in this lesson.

  26. Beth – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    This course has given me some great ideas of what I can do for my students to keep them engaged in their learning. It also has provided me with some strategies/best practices that I am excited to use with my students.

  27. Paul – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    its fantastic. try it before you knock it!!

  28. San Juana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    I think this course was extremely helpful.

  29. Julia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was very interesting, and it provided me with strategies to do with my students.

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