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Diverse Learner Courses

The Diverse Learners concentration area provides a multitude of teaching opportunities and strategies shown by research to be effective in educating diverse student learners. Diverse student learners include students from racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse families and communities of lower socioeconomic status. If educators act on the knowledge research offers, we can realize the educational excellence we desire for all children.

This concentration area also includes courses on differentiated instruction. Teachers learn how to develop a student’s ability to relate to differentiated teaching and assessing through multiple intelligences in order to provide a rationale for using alternative assessment techniques currently popular in reform-based education. At the completion of the course the learners will have gained more knowledge in the following areas: differentiated instruction, teaching in a mixed ability classroom, and classroom management.

It’s no secret that modern schools often require a special level of effort on the part of teachers in order for students to achieve their highest potential. Teachers need to be proficient at managing their classrooms and have the tools necessary to manage today’s sometimes-unpredictable student groups. Learners will explore proven classroom practices with the goal of ensuring instructional activities are valuable and accessible to all students.

Featured courses:


Alan Green , discusses equity with a student.

Equity Educator Certificate Program

Authors | Sandra Kaplan, Uju Anya, Eugenia Mora-Flores, Alan Green, and Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola

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A teacher hands out papers to the class.

Differentiation and the Brain

Authors | Carol Ann Tomlison, David Sousa

 

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Gary Howard teaches his class Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher.

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher - CEUs

Author | Gary Howard

 

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Diverse Learner courses include:


A student struggles to keep up with the rest of the class.

Aiding Students with Learning Disabilities

Author | Donna Walker Tileston

 


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A teacher disciplines a student.

Anger Management and Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part I

Author | Diane Wagenhals

 

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A teacher disciplines a student.

Anger Management and Effective Discipline to Prevent Violence, Part II

Author | Diane Wagenhals

 

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Gary Howard teaches his class Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher.

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher - 3 Grad PD Credits

Author | Gary Howard


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Gary Howard teaches his class Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher.

Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher - CEUs

Author | Gary Howard

 

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Jawanza Kunjufu discusses Best Practices for Teaching African-American Boys

Best Practices for Teaching African-American Boys

Author | Jawanza Kunjufu

 

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Students gather around a tablet to learn.

Challenging Gifted and All Students with the Cluster Grouping Model

Authors | Susan Winebrenner, Dina Brulles

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A teacher helps a studen with his writing.

Character Education, Part I: Community and Cultural Change

Author | Clifton Taulbert


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A teacher helps a studen with his writing.

Character Education, Part II: Positive Role Models and Proactive Educators

Author | Clifton Taulbert


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Two teachers discuss the role of race in the classroom.

Courageous Conversations About Race

Authors | Glenn E. Singleton, Shaundra Williams


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A school administrator working on her laptop.

Differentiation and Assessment in Middle School

Author | Rick Wormeli

 

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A teacher hands out papers to the class.

Differentiation and the Brain

Authors | Carol Ann Tomlison, David Sousa

 

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Teachers discuss Differentiating Instruction Using the Common Core State Standards

Differentiating Instruction Using the Common Core State Standards

Author | Carolyn Coil


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Students listen attentively in the classroom.

Differentiating Teaching and Instruction: What, How, Why?*

Author | Sandra Kaplan


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Alan Green , discusses equity with a student.

Equity Educator Certificate Program

Authors | Sandra Kaplan, Uju Anya, Eugenia Mora-Flores, Alan Green, and Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola

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Two students talking.

Facilitating Learning for Speakers of Non-Standardized English*

Author | Uju Anya

 

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Carolyn Coil introduces her course, Motivating Underachievers with Response to Intervention and Differentiated Instruction

Motivating Underachievers with Response to Intervention and Differentiated Instruction

Author | Carolyn Coil


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Two students working through a problem.

Pedagogical Strategies for English Learners*

Author | Eugenia Mora-Flores

 


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Teachers look on as the author discusses Pyramid Response to Intervention

Pyramid Response to Intervention

Authors | Austin Buffman, Mike Mattos, Chris Weber

 

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Teacher adressing the classroom

Relationally Responsive Classroom Management*

Authors | Alan Green, Dr. Xiomara Mateo-Gaxiola

 

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Teacher working with students

Supporting Struggling Students with Rigorous Instruction

Author | Robyn Jackson

 

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Students huddle over a book.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum, Part I

Author | Elizabeth Jiminez


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Students huddle over a book.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum, Part II

Author | Elizabeth Jiminez


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Teachers take part in the course Teaching Reading and Comprehension to English Learners, K-5.

Teaching Reading and Comprehension to English Learners, K-5

Author | Margarita Calderon


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Students gather in a classroom

Understanding Culture and Race

Author | Venita Kelley

 

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* This course is part of the USC Rossier Equity Educator Certificate Program

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