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Angela Allen, ODE TAG Education Specialist
Angela is a Research Assistant in Behavioral Neuroscience, GED tutor/instructor – Multnomah County Inverness Jail, Hillsboro School District secondary math and engineering Classroom teacher, Talented and Gifted Specialization, Hillsboro School District TAG Coordinator, and parent to three children ranging in age from 7 – 20 years old.

Workshop Details

Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: High Desert ESD, Cascades Conference Room – 2804 SW Sixth Street, Redmond
Cost: $30.00 per participant

Workshop Description

Differentiated instruction is the way in which a teacher anticipates and responds to a variety of students’ needs in the classroom. To meet students’ needs, teachers differentiate by modifying the content (what is being taught), the process (how it is taught) and the product (how students demonstrate their learning). Differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs. Whether teachers differentiate content, process, products, or the learning environment, the use of ongoing assessment and flexible grouping makes this a successful approach to instruction.

Workshop Objectives

  • Explain the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction.
  • Explore the variables of curriculum and learning environment.
  • Share dozens of high leverage instructional strategies for academically inclusive classrooms.
  • Exploring Depth of Knowledge
  • Discuss underachievement and misconceptions specific to TAG identification and populations.
  • Understand social-emotional concerns that typically impact underserved populations.