(99 customer reviews)

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

Please note: You will need a copy of the book Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom for this course.

Differentiation is a much discussed and extremely important topic in education. However, many teachers may still be struggling to implement it. How do you reach many students at different levels of readiness and knowledge? In this 6-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., will take you through the book “Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom,” providing discussion, reflection, and practical tips for implementation in your classroom today!

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In this 6-hour book study, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., takes you chapter by chapter, asks questions for reflection and calls out action items to provide a practical application for the book’s many recommendations and concepts. In addition, you will have access to downloads and other materials to help you implement differentiation in your classroom.
In this 6-hour course, you will learn:
  • Different ways to define academic success
  • How to create a comfort zone for learning
  • Understand preassessment and how use it
  • Implementation strategies for tiering in the classroom
  • Strategies for assessment

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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99 reviews for Book Study – Strategies for Differentiating Instruction – Best Practices for the Classroom (6-Hour)

  1. Yolanda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It was hard to reflect on some photos were to small and book has to be bought in order to understand better what is being said. Lisa did a wonderful job. Still learned many things.

  2. Aurora – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Was very helpful.

  3. Gabriela – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It is a great informative way to learn about differentiation

  4. Laura – GRAND PRAIRIE ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this book study. I recommend this course to anyone who is looking to find differentiation strategies to use in their classroom.

  5. Claudia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It is very informative.

  6. Cindy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very Interesting and helpful.

  7. Alyssa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful and informative. I would have liked more visuals though to help me grasp certain concepts.

  8. Liliana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    It’s very helpful and informative.

  9. Ricardo – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    This is a really good course. I would really recommend it.

  10. Michael – SOUTHWEST ISD (verified owner)

    Overall very good course.

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