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Differentiating Teaching and Instruction: What, How, Why?


Course Description

How do you balance high standards for all students in a diverse classroom?

Learn directly from University of Southern California’s Dr. Sandra Kaplan how to approach teaching with a focus on individual student needs. Deepen your understanding of differentiation and learn strategies for recognizing individual differences and how to respond to those differences. Help students learn to value individuality by meeting them where they are and challenging them to grow.

This course includes videos of authentic classroom practice, a coach to provide personalized feedback, and flexibility to engage with the content on your schedule.


Differentiating Teaching and Instruction: What, How, Why?

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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