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4 Edtech Ways to Differentiate in a Student-Centered Classroom

Location: W183c

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Monday, June 25, 2:30–3:30 pm
Location: W183c

Steven Anderson   Shaelynn Farnsworth  
When moving to a more student-centered classroom, care and consideration must be taken to reach all learners. Through differentiated instruction, educators use different methods and techniques to ensure student success. Join us as we examine technology and instructional practices that support a differentiated classroom.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Identify learner advantages in a student-centered differentiated classroom.
Learn 4 high-impact instructional strategies to differentiate within the classroom.
Identify technology resources and tools to support a differentiated classroom.
Assess current reality of differentiation within the classroom and apply learning to meet needs of all students.


Welcome/Agenda Review (5 mins)
Let’s Define Differentiation-A Conversation (10 mins)
What Does A Student-Centered, Differentiated Classroom Look Like? Let's Design a Classroom! Interactive Conversation (15 mins)
4 High-Impact Instructional Strategies To Support Differentiation-Review of these 4 Areas(15 mins)
Tech Tools To Support Differentiation-Interactive Time With The Technology (10 mins)
Review and Wrap Up (5 mins)

Supporting research

Carol Ann Tomlinson. A Differentiated Classroom. (ASCD, 2014).
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Understanding by Design. (ASCD, 2011).
Robert Marzano. The Highly Engaged Classroom. (Marzano Research Lab, 2011).

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Steven Anderson, Web20Classroom
Shaelynn Farnsworth, Open Up Resources

Shaelynn Farnsworth is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. She is an Education Consultant in Iowa. Her primary focus is technology, literacy, and Authentic Intellectual Work. Shaelynn is a staff developer, literacy coach, and supports districts in the implementation of initiatives. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Apple Educator, and has training in Project Based Learning (Buck Institute), Instructional Coaching, and Reading and Writing Workshop (Calkins).

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