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LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

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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