Differentiation in the Virtual Classroom- Secondary Series
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Differentiation in the Virtual Classroom- Secondary Series
Presented by: Colin Byers
Monday, January 25, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, February 08, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday, February 22, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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In Part 1, we will look at what differentiated learning looks like in an online environment. We will also touch on how to incorporate available supports and methods to help engage students while providing them with meaningful assessments.

And we will also look at 

  • Part 1 - Differentiating Planning and Instruction
    • Navigating the online classroom
    • Utilizing available resources and supports 
    • Addressing differentiating assessments
    • Options for differentiated learning experiences

In Part 2 , we will look at how to set up an online classroom that is designed to meet the needs of a variety of learners with diverse needs.We will also look at specific solutions that will address the needs of students with disabilities, who are gifted and who are ELL. 

  • Part 2 - Building an online structure to meet the needs of diverse learners and learning contexts
    • Universal design and accessibility 
    • Designing courses and content for students with disabilities
    • Designing courses and content for ELL students
    • Designing courses and content for students who are Gifted  

In Part 3 we will discuss the use of technology and its role in creating content that works with a variety of differentiated learning techniques. 

  • Part 3 - Putting it into practice 
    • Leveraging Technology 
    • Applying differentiated learning techniques in an online classroom: 
      • Tiering content and activities
      • RAFTS for writing
      • I-search activities
      • Webquests 
      • Cubing
      • Digital Interest centres
      • Scaffolding and Guided Practice
      • Multiple Intelligences 
      • Using PBL for student success

*Please note that the content will be geared towards specific grades using appropriate tools and projects for students within those levels.



About the Presenter(s):
Colin Byers

Colin is Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning and specializes in online, virtual, eLearning, multimedia design and instructional design. Colin has more than 20 years of education experience in k-12, post secondary, government and corporate settings. He has a passion for creating multimedia content and building with face to face, VILT, eLearning and blended courses. Over the years he has provided educators and clients with professional development opportunities and training using the latest multimedia programs and hardware and has a passion for helping educators excel with online instruction. 

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
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This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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Grade Level:

7-12/7 à 12