EL5300 - Differentiated Instruction, Assessment, and Environment
Designed for both pre-service educators, as well as practicing teachers, the course introduces differentiation in the elementary classroom as a means to educational equity and excellence. Introduces cognitive frameworks of differentiation including student characteristics (readiness, interest, learning profile) and curricular elements (content, process, products). Examines the process of planning instruction and assessment that affords all children with access to learning. Considers the impact of differentiation applied to the learning environment, and supports teachers to “unlearn” classroom management in favor of learning classroom leadership. Requires ten (10) field hours of observation, teaching, or interview.