(2243 customer reviews)

Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Like flowers in a garden, student in a classroom require different strategies to help them grow and thrive. Learning differentiation is key on the road to becoming a master teacher. In this course, Gifted Guru-Lisa Van Gemert, presents approachable ways you can begin to differentiate and help every student excel.

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In this 6-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, highlights the importance of differentiated instruction in meeting the needs of every student with a focus on gifted students. She presents practical classroom strategies and draws a clear distinction between differentiation and “more-ferentiation” (or simply offering more work to gifted students).  This course includes practical applications and downloadable handouts.

Broken up into five modules, Ms. Van Gemert provides in-depth information on:

  • Guiding principles and key ideas for implementation
  • Tactics for creating an environment for differentiation
  • Strategies for content (including depth, complexity and student interest)
  • The learning process (including options for tiering instruction)

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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2243 reviews for Differentiation in the Real World (6-Hour)

  1. Priscilla – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Great course that teaches the true meaning of differentiation. This course offers many sources and helpful links to help teachers differentiate their instruction.

  2. Marie – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    It was very lengthy but informative and the speaker provided great visuals and examples of her topics. However, as a fine arts instructor, only a portion of the training is applicable or would be feasible for me to apply to my elementary classroom.

  3. Stephanie – COLUMBIA-BRAZORIA ISD (verified owner)

    this was very interesting and gave some strategies to use in the classroom that are easy to apply.

  4. Dorothea – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    i enjoy listening to all the information

  5. Isaac – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    It is a great tool that supplies you with multiple resources and strategies for you to try with your GT and overall general population. Great methods of deferential for students requiring it to keep them engaged and keep them from doing repetitive work.

  6. Allison – COLUMBIA-BRAZORIA ISD (verified owner)

    I think this course offers multiple useful ideas and resources.

  7. Diana – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    I learned how to tier an instruction and that help me in how to make my lesson plan

  8. Jeanette – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    very good resources to use in the classroom

  9. Catherine – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    Very enlightening. Some new tools for my tool box!

  10. San Juanita – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This course offers a great amount of tools that can be used in any classroom. Presenter offers many options/websites that seem to be very engaging for students.

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