Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom

1 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Balboa Academy Only

This course will guide teachers in planning differentiated instruction in their classes, and give them strategies or approaches to address varied student needs and their growth. Teachers will work on their weekly assignment in groups or grade-level teams.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for classroom teachers, specialists, SPED teachers, counselors, and administrators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Analyze the vision of the classroom and determine how closely the current practice aligns with the vision
  • Create a plan that involves student in planning the operation of the classroom
  • Identify what routines might be helpful to assist students and teachers in managing the details in the classroom
  • Consider various ways to assign students to groups and provide guidance to students about how the group is expected to operate
  • Lead an effective 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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Earn credit for your previous work in trainings, workshops, and conferences through a simple process.

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