DIFFERENTIATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – VCSU COURSE

(2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits) In this course, you will learn an approach to planning for targeted differentiation to support your special needs students in the classroom. You will learn methods for developing differentiated lessons that support all students’ appropriate cognitive levels in your classroom. Then, you will explore how to implement modifications and accommodations specific to your students with disabilities. Through additional activities, article analysis, and action plan design, you will build an implementation plan supporting your students with special needs. This course will teach you a process in planning for differentiation and ensure that the activities and methods you choose effectively support student learning.

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COURSE DETAILS:
  • Total Price: $269
  • This price includes a $125 One-time fee now + $70/Credit when you finish your course

  • Credit Type: Graduate-Level Credit
  • Credits: 2 Semester Credits
  • 27 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course

CONTENT AREAS:

  • Special Education/Needs
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • How to Use Bloom’s Taxonomy & Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to Analyze Content Standards & Plan for Differentiated Instruction
  • How to Select & Administer the Correct Differentiation Strategies to Address the Needs of ALL Students
  • How to Utilize & Document Accommodations & Modification Within a Student’s IEP or 504 Plan

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

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?

I loved this course!  I loved all of the resources and tools aligned perfectly with the course and I really feel like I now can look at any standard now and understand exactly how to plan lessons for both my low and high achieving students without leaving any of them behind!

-4th Grade Science Teacher

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  2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits:

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits

This course falls under Valley City State University’s (VCSU) EDUC 2000 numbering system, for the purposes of credential/licensure designed primarily for electives or professional development/salary advancement purposes. This course is for 2 Credits and requires a minimum passage grade of 80%. Model Teaching is an accredited partner with VCSU. Upon course completion, you will be provided with 2 graduate-level semester credits, along with an official transcript and letter grade from VCSU for you to submit to your district or state department of education for your licensing and/or salary advancement needs.

REGIONALLY ACCREDITED · OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT PROVIDED · INCLUDES A LETTER GRADE

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All VCSU-partnered Model Teaching courses will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

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Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for license renewal prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.  This course is offered in partnership with Valley City State University.

VCSU is a public, regional university originally founded in 1890. Since its founding, VCSU has grown into an innovative state university, offering exceptional learning programs and learner-centered education throughout the central midwest. Regionally-accredited, including accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), VCSU offers continuing education courses to educators through private partnerships such as Model Teaching. Model Teaching’s graduate-level credit courses provided through VCSU are designed primarily for professional development/salary advancement & license renewal purposes. All online VCSU-partnered courses taken through Model Teaching will include access to graduate-level credit through VCSU along with an official transcript and letter grade.

Valley City State University is regionally-accredited and accredited by the following bodies:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC), formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL-CAEP)

All course work completed will include an Official Transcript and Letter Grade, ready to submit to your district or state authority.

Please confirm your specific district or state requirements for salary advancement prior to registering and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have about our graduate-level courses.

Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – What is Differentiation?

  • The meaning of differentiation and 3 methods of differentiation
  • What differentiation can look like in a classroom setting
  • How to reflect on your current differentiation practices

Section 2 – Analyzing the Standard for Knowledge & Skills

  • Why it is important to identify the knowledge and skills in a content standard
  • How to analyze a standard to determine the knowledge and skill components
  • The importance of vertical alignment and how it can impact your planning process

Section 3 Part A – Frameworks for Differentiation: Bloom’s Taxonomy & Webb’s Depth of Knowledge

  • The six levels of cognitive thinking of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • The four levels of rigor from Webb’s Depth of Knowledge

Section 3 Part B – Frameworks for Differentiation: Analyzing the Standard for Bloom’s & Webb’s

  • Assessing the Bloom’s Cognitive Level and Webb’s DOK of your standard
  • How Bloom’s and Webb’s can help you in the planning process for differentiating your instruction to meet the needs of all learners

Section 4 – Differentiating Content, Process, & Product

  • How to choose what to differentiate and form appropriate groups based on student needs
  • How to differentiate the content within a lesson
  • How to differentiate the process through which students learn
  • How to differentiate the product that students complete to demonstrate their knowledge

Section 5- The Importance of Assessment & Documentation

  • Three times when differentiation can occur in a lesson, and three methods for differentiating
  • The importance of regular assessments in order to track student progress
  • The importance of keeping accurate records of assessment and modification data
Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 27 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Planning for Differentiation Reflection Tool with Sample
  • Content Analysis Worksheet with Sample
  • Guide to the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Guide to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge
  • Rigor & Cognition Analysis Worksheet with Sample
  • Choosing a Method of Differentiation Matrix
  • Differentiation Strategies
  • Differentiation Reflection Tool with Sample
  • Flexible Grouping Planning Template with Sample
  • Classroom Differentiation Tracking Tool with Sample
  • IEP or 504 Required Differentiation Planning Template with Sample
  • IEP or 504 Required Modification/Accommodation Tracker with Sample
  • Differentiation Planning Template with Sample
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample

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  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 2 Graduate-Level Semester Credits once complete
  • Once your course is complete you may then request your graduate credit(s) and official transcript

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