Why DI? An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction

This is an interactive computer-based instruction course, designed to give you an understanding of the framework of and need for creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. In this course you will learn what is meant by Differentiated Instruction (DI), what is multiple intelligence, and the common myths associated with creating the differentiated classroom. We will discuss legal, theoretical, and pedagogical foundations in the field of education that support the utilization of differentiated instructional practices and principles. We will reflect on best practices and national trends in the design of the educational setting to meet the needs of a diverse learning population. This course will also provide connections to a variety of concepts, variables, and resources that will assist practitioners in aligning their own professional practices with various learning styles found in the differentiated classroom. Ideal for early childhood and elementary school instructors.

  • Dates: Self-paced; students may register now through November 21, 2014; coursework must be completed by December 18, 2014.
  • Place: N/A
  • Class No: 80161
  • Units: Three
  • Course:CI 380T
  • Grading Option:Letter Grade
  • Fee: $480
  • Instructor: Steve Dahl, M.Ed.