Week 8: John McCarthy is interviewed about DI. We will be reading a couple of chapters from his book in future weeks. Here is a link to his website with LOTS Of resources you might like to use: http://johnmccarthyeds.net
WEEK 2: This 57-minute podcast is an interview with Carol Tomlinson, the author of the text for the semester. Terry Heick, who interviews her asks great questions and shares his own classroom experiences as well. This episode gives an overview of DI and many practical ideas are shared.
In education, few topics are more fraught with tension than school integration. A new plan being promoted in Brooklyn that does away with admissions screening processes for middle schools is being watched closely by experts and parents alike.
For it to succeed, teachers will need to simultaneously teach students of different levels of academic proficiency in the same classroom. Akane Zusho, a professor of educational psychology in Fordham’s Graduate School of Education, says when students are properly motivated, it can be done.
WEEK 4: This 9-minute interview is with Akane Zusho. The overarching goal of her research is to develop informed, less prescriptive, culturally sensitive theories of motivation and self-regulated learning that take into consideration the academic and motivational processes of urban youth from culturally-diverse backgrounds.
Our guest says that personalized learning is essentially about sharing power with students. Join us for a four-step guide to enable personalizing instruction for every child.
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James Rickabaugh, author of Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning , is the director of the Institute for Personalized Learning. He formerly served as superintendent of the Whitefish Bay School District in Southeastern Wisconsin and other districts in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Abbie Eklund, Principal of Lincoln Elementary School, 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader.
What are the best practices for differentiating instruction in the elementary grades? Join us as we lift the hood and take a look.
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Kristina Doubet is a professor at James Madison University and co-author (with Jessica Hockett)of Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners (ASCD). Sarah Thomas is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools and an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2016.
Leading school change is part science, part art and very difficult to achieve for even the most skilled leaders. Join us as we talk about some of the barriers to school change and how to break through them.
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Carol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy and co-director of the Institutes on Academic Diversity at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. She is the leading authority on differentiated instruction and one of the most influential voices in education. Her books include The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners.. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Amanda Koonlaba, Ed.S., NBCT, is a teacher, artist, and writer.
Our guests tell us that the concept of differentiated instruction is often misunderstood and misapplied. Join us as we talk about differentiation dos and don'ts.
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Kristina Doubet is an associate professor at James Madison University and Jessica Hockett is an education consultant. Doubet and Hockett are ASCD Faculty members and authors of Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners. ASCD Emerging Leader and host Amanda Koonlaba, Ed.S., NBCT, is a teacher, artist, and writer.