Differentiating for Students with Disabilities-HSU Course

Humboldt State University Subject & Catalog: EDUC x701
Class Number: 31299
Units: 1
Price: $115

In this course, you will learn targeted strategies for analyzing your content standard and selecting appropriate differentiation methods for all students in the classroom- with an emphasis on students with disabilities and special needs.

*This pricing includes Model Teaching’s course fee of $65 & Humboldt State University’s academic credit fee if $50.  You will only be charged $65 at registration.  To request your credits from Humboldt, you will submit your completion certificate and pay the remaining $50 at the completion of the course to receive your academic credit units.

Detailed Course Overview:

In this course, you will learn targeted strategies for analyzing your content standard and selecting appropriate differentiation methods for all students in the classroom- with an emphasis on students with disabilities and special needs.

Throughout the course, you will come to better understand methods for differentiation based on the level of cognitive thinking and rigor defined by your lesson standard. You will be able to apply the principals of differentiation to modified content, processes, and products in your lesson and you will build a plan for modifications and accommodations of your students that may have an IEP or 504 plan. Through activities, templates, and reference guides you will build a differentiation plan for a chosen objective that is aligned to the appropriate cognitive level and rigor level of your standard, ensuring all students are able to work towards high- achieving goals in the classroom.

You’ll then take this understanding of differentiation and apply it through the lens of students with disabilities. You will analyze a research article to better understand differentiation as it applies to students with special needs or disabilities, then build a resource to help support those students in your differentiation plan.

Course Guiding Question:

How can I use Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to plan for differentiation at appropriate levels of rigor for all of my students?

Participants Will Be Able To:

  • What differentiated instruction looks like in the classroom and how to reflect on your current differentiation practices
  • How to use Bloom’s Taxonomy as well as Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to plan lessons that meet content standards with appropriate levels of rigor and scaffolding
  • How to track student progress to ensure that your differentiation is guiding students to content mastery
  • How to document the modifications you make in order to meet legal requirements of IEP/504 plans and to guide future instruction

Shayna Pond, Instructor

Education:
M.S. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Certificate
Rice University
B.S. Physics
Louisiana State University
Experience & Credentials:
Over 10 Years of Teaching or Tutoring Experience
Former Assistant Principal
Former Lead Teacher
President of Action Potential Learning
STATE CERTIFIED TEACHER

1 Credit Unit

This course falls under Humboldt State University’s 700-799 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes.  At the conclusion of the course, Model Teaching will review your submitted content and send the results to Humboldt State University.  This course is for 1 Graduate Credit Unit and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with Humboldt State University.  Upon course completion, you will receive a certificate of completion from Model Teaching, along with instructions to submit to Humboldt State University to receive your Academic Units.

Course Syllabus

Receive a copy of the course syllabus by submitting the form below. Once submitted, we automatically email you a copy.  The syllabus contains detailed and important information on the structure and core content of the course.

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Planning for Differentiation Reflection Tool with Sample

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Guide to Webb's Depth of Knowledge

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Differentiation Strategies

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Classroom Differentiation Tracking Tool with Sample

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Classroom Assessment Tracking Tool with Sample

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Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample

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Content Analysis Worksheet with Sample

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Rigor & Cognition Analysis Worksheet with Sample

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Differentiation Reflection Tool with Sample

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IEP or 504 Required Differentiation Planning Template with Sample

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Differentiation Planning Template with Sample

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Guide to the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

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Choosing a Method of Differentiation Matrix

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Flexible Grouping Planning Template with Sample

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IEP or 504 Required Modification/Accommodation Tracker with Sample

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Effectiveness Rubric

Register For The Course Now!

COURSE PRICE: $115.  This pricing includes Model Teaching’s course fee of $65 & Humboldt State University’s transcript fee if $50.  You will only be charged $65 at registration.  To request your credits from Humboldt, you will submit you completion certificate and pay the remaining $50 at the completion of the course to receive your academic credit units.