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Engaging All Students: Differentiated Tier One Instruction Part Two

May 31, 2024

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Stuyvesant Plaza Tower 4, Room 608, Albany, NY


5 hours CTLE

Facilitator: Alyssa Sabbatino, Director of Teaching and Learning, Schodack CSD

Building upon the foundational concepts introduced in the first session, the second day of professional development on Differentiation as a Tier One best practice is designed to further equip educators with a diverse toolkit of instructional strategies and assessment techniques tailored for whole group instruction and individual student work.

Expanded Instructional Strategies:

Participants will delve into a couple of additional instructional strategies tailored for both whole group instruction and individual work settings. Through interactive demonstrations and collaborative discussions, educators will explore how these strategies can be effectively integrated into their teaching practices to cater to diverse learner needs.

Enhanced Whole Group Processing:

Recognizing the importance of collective reflection and learning, this session will allocate more time for whole group processing. Educators will have opportunities to engage in structured discussions, share insights, and exchange best practices related to differentiation in Tier One instruction. Facilitators will provide guidance and prompts to foster meaningful dialogue and deepen understanding.

Progress Monitoring and Assessment Techniques:

A significant portion of the session will be dedicated to exploring a variety of progress monitoring and assessment techniques tailored for Tier One differentiation. From formative assessment strategies to diagnostic tools, participants will learn how to effectively gauge student progress, identify areas for growth, and adjust instruction accordingly. Case studies and real-world examples will be utilized to illustrate practical application.

Overall, the second day of professional development aims to empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to implement differentiation as a Tier One best practice effectively. By honing their instructional strategies, enhancing whole group processing, and refining progress monitoring techniques, participants will be better equipped to create inclusive learning environments that meet the diverse needs of all students.

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