Assessment and Differentiation for Second Year Beginning Teachers (Escondido)

3-6 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Escondido Union (Elementary) School District Teachers Only

The New EUSD Teacher Support is a structured yet flexible system consisting of a series of assessment forums that focus teachers to use a "plan, teach, reflect, apply" process and blends teaching knowledge with performance. It is designed for credentialed first and second year teachers with the assistance of trained and experienced educators. The process is grounded in a developmental view of teaching and integrates the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and the K-12 state adopted academic content standards for students.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 - 6.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for Escondido Union School District teachers.


Current, active participation in the Escondido Teacher Support Program is required.

The focus of this course is on differentiation. Participants teachers select three focus students (ELL, Special Population and choice). Teachers implement differentiated strategies for each focus student. The three types of differentiation required are: process, product and content. Differentiation is a requirement for all inquiries and professional development reflections. Participants must take part in activities such as the reading of "The Differentiated Instructional Strategies" and attend Assessment and Differentiation workshops.

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What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate the connection between assessment and differentiated instruction
  • Examine, learn and apply differentiated instructional strategies within the context of their classroom teaching
  • Apply principles of differentiation in PD reflections and throughout the inquiry process for three focus students
  • Demonstrate enhanced learning of assessment & differentiation through strategies for ELLs and the differentiated classroom


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.