EDUC 6525: Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

Course participants will examine rationales for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of gifted learners, including those from diverse backgrounds. They will investigate and apply strategies for differentiating the content, process, products and learning environment in response to varying learner readiness, interests and learning profiles. In addition the instructional and leadership skills needed to support and encourage differentiation in today's schools will be explored. Using the cases as a launching point, teachers will be given the opportunity to participate in online collaboration regarding beliefs, best practices, challenges, current research and ways to apply this information to their own teaching practice.