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Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

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Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

With classrooms exhibiting increasing diversity among learners, it’s no wonder that teachers feel a growing need to hone their strategies for differentiating instruction. This series of articles, which balance theory, research, and practice, address a variety of topics within differentiation through text, graphics, and video.

Areas of focus include developing assignments that address the needs of all learners; using technology to differentiate instruction; managing behavior in the inclusive classroom; instructional strategies specific to the needs of deaf learners, gifted learners, and autistic learners; and more.

Throughout the 2010-2011 school year, we hosted a series of web conferences associated with this collection of articles. Archived videos of those web conferences are available at the end of this edition.

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