News from our Institutes
Study differentiation at our Summer Institutes
The Summer Institute on Academic Diversity (SIAD) is a 5-day conference designed to reinforce the principles and practices of differentiation. SIAD features morning sessions with Dr. Carol Tomlinson, afternoon break-out sessions with DI experts from across the country, as well as personalized sessions tailored for individual grade level, subject area, or job specific needs.
Key presenters include Carol Tomlinson, Marcia Imbeau, Kristina Doubet and a host of other amazing contributors.
Click here to decide which week is best for you: the beginner (July 8 - 12, 2013) or advanced week (July 15 - 19).
In this month's column for Educational Leadership Carol conceives technology as a gift to the classroom, "when teaching strives to connect kids with the universe in which they live—and the one they imagine."
She also sits down for an interview with Ed Leadership/ Editor-in-Chief Marge Schererto to discuss her monthly column.
Videos from our Presenters
Just getting started with Differentiation?
In a video clip filmed at one of our Institutes, Carol Tomlinson breaks down three basic ways researchers tell us that students can differ with respect to learning: readiness, interest, and learning profile. She then suggests how teachers might differentiate with these needs in mind.
New Articles of Interest
Ed Week blogger, Peter DeWitt, uses a new article published in Educational Leadership by Carol Tomlinson and Jane Jarvis, "Teaching Up," as a springboard to discuss setting high expectations for all students.
Award-winning teacher, author and blogger, Larry Ferlazzo asked Carol Tomlinson and Rick Rick Wormeli to help answer the question, "What is the best advice you can give to a teacher about differentiating instruction?" Read how they answered that question in his Teacher Blog in Education Week."
Carol Tomlinson and Mindy Moran discuss which elements of the differentiated classroom should remain the same for all our students and which might sometimes need to look different in an article for the HOPE Foundation, a leadership organization whose Honorary Chair is Archbishop Desmond Tutu.