Summer Institute Registration Open
This week-long institute will fill quickly as educators come from around the world to work with Carol and her team on the principles and practices of differentiation. SIAD provides educators with high quality, research-based support in instruction that is responsive to student needs. Teachers and administrators will work closely with experts in curriculum, assessment, and instruction in an intensive and interactive learning experience and will use their own content standards as a springboard to create and align learning goals to meaningful instruction.
Finally, after 15 years Carol has revisited her seminal work The Differentiated Classroom.
In her monthly column for Ed Leadership, Carol talks thinks back on the communication patterns of the effective leaders she's worked with, I shares seven shared characteristics in how they interacted with her and her peers:
"Some portion of leadership is silent. As we watch people in leadership positions, we see that they live out (or don't) what they ask of colleagues: hard work, principled convictions, trustworthiness, courage, and so on. Such modeling is revealing, potent, and instructive"
Carol talks to the Alabama Best Practices Center about differentiation and her new book from ASCD, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom, which is co-authored with UVA colleague Tonya Moon.
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.
Media of Interest
Using Technology to Become a Better Listener
In a new ASCD Express issue on Differentiation and Technology, Melinda Moran shares practices that help us know our students better and suggests online resources that support those practices: Becoming Better Listeners.
Podcast: PreK-12 Talk Radio
Starting about 2:45, Carol has a chat with educational podcaster, Larry Jacobs, in Maine, .
Ed Week blogger, Peter DeWitt, uses an 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 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."