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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Monday, June 24, 9:00–10:00 am
Location: Room 125

Becky Shorey  
Learn how to leverage the use of Google Classroom, templates, as well as my favorite apps and resources to very quickly differentiate lessons for all your students. You will walk away being able to differentiate for all students in under 5 minutes!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Gmail account
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Special populations/assistive and adaptive technologies
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Special education, ESL
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using differentiation, including adjusting content, process, product and learning environment based on student readiness levels, learning styles, interests and personal goals.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Problem: Teachers are told to differentiate instruction all the time, but they aren't shown how to do it in a time efficient manner. At the end of the session, teachers will be given templates, resources and skills needed in order to differentiate.

Objective: Give teachers the tools they need in order to use existing resources to differentiate instruction for a variety of learners.


Keeping organized with grading using Google Classroom

G-Suite: docs speech to text, slides closed captioning, try it

SPED: Read write: Use free teacher version to help students with simplified text, vocabulary builder, Sign up for Read Write, show how to use it, drag and drop images from Google search into table created for vocabulary

ELL: google translate, youtube closed captioning automatically translated into choice of languages, Try it!

Additional resources: Actively Learn free version to find content, EdPuzzle. Try it!

Supporting research

Leadership for Differentiating Schools & Classrooms
by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Susan Demirsky Allan

Differentiated Instruction: What Is It? Why Is It Important? How Can Technology help?
Posted on January 5, 2011 by Catlin Tucker

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Becky Shorey, Jeffco Public Schools

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