Differentiated Instruction in Today’s Classrooms

by the IRIS Center The IRIS Center is a national center that provides high-quality resources about students with disabilities for college and university faculty and professional development trainers. Visit IRIS' website to find free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/ ******************************************************************************************************** Now, … [Read more...]

Using instructional routines to differentiate instruction: A guide for teachers

This publication from the Center on Instruction helps educators plan differentiated instruction using 72 formatted activities called Instructional Routines, which provide a structure for teaching specific foundational reading skills. Included is a table that displays the alignment between the Instructional Routines and the Common Core State Standards organized by the five reading components (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). … [Read more...]

Access to the general curriculum: Two online curricula

Two curricula were developed by NCAC researchers to provide support to educators interested in learning about policies and practices related to improved access to the general curriculum. Curriculum 1 on Effective Classroom Practices (6 parts) is written to provide the reader with a definition and description of essential features and attributes. Evidence of effectiveness is presented based on foundational and current research. The applications of … [Read more...]

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