Date(s) - 10/25/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Providence College, Smith Hill Annex
Presenter: Beatrice McGeoch
This workshop will introduce you to a class planning tool that has been road tested by experienced RI adult education teachers.
The tool was developed to help adult educators develop activities based on CCR standards that meet the needs of diverse students. It contains prompts to help teachers outline activities that meet five best-practice teaching strategies: activating background knowledge, teacher modeling, physical action, academic application and real-world application.
The workshop will include time for you to create a set of 5 robust differentiated activities for your class, and to get feedback from other teachers to improve your plans. The digital tool creates a document that can be saved and/or printed for reference.
What is differentiated instruction? If you’ve been working in adult education, you’ve probably already been doing it in some way. When you have students at many levels, you prepare both simple and complex versions of activities, and you teach the same content in more than one way so that you give as many students as possible a chance to learn. This is differentiation. When you follow a formal process to develop differentiated activities, you can feel confident that you are making your lessons accessible to all the different learners in your classroom.
Each workshop is limited to 14 participants.