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W23-1: Differentiation in the Language Classroom
W23-1: Differentiation in the Language Classroom
W23-1: Differentiation in the Language Classroom
W23-1: Differentiation in the Language Classroom
W23-1: Differentiation in the Language Classroom
W23-1: Differentiation in the Language Classroom

W23-1: Differentiation in the Language Classroom

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Winter 1:  January 9- February 17 (ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS)

Course Description

Language students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. As a result, students within a class have many different needs. This course explores many strategies that allow teachers to meet a wide variety of student needs, including an effective feedback loop, collaborative organization, understanding how students learn, creating more equitable assessments, giving students opportunities for choice, and creating scaffolded tasks to work towards proficiency. Teachers will come away with effective strategies and having designed activities and assessments that they can use immediately in their classes. 

Course Rationale 

This course would be a great way for both novice and experienced teachers to connect with other teachers, collaborate on activities, and reflect deeply on how and why they teach. There will be many opportunities for creating lessons and brainstorming activities. The lessons, assignments, discussion topics, and writing prompts of this course can easily be modified to fit any language class at the middle, secondary, or university level.  The course will rely heavily on the performance descriptors, sample performance indicators and sample progress indicators included in the revised he ACTFL Standards for Intercultural Competence.

Course Objectives 

By the end of this course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Gain a working knowledge of the revised ACTFL Standards for Intercultural Competence
  2. Create personalized learning opportunities
  3. Collaborate on effective technology for language teaching
  4. Understand how to give students choice within their classroom experience
  5. Develop strategies for creating an inclusive classroom practice 
  6. Support students using scaffolding strategies
  7. Connect and collaborate with other teachers

Required Textbooks (must be purchased prior to course start date)

Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment
Adair-Huck, Bonnie and Eileen W. Glisan and Francis J. Troyan
ACTFL 978-0-9705798-6-7

The Keys to Planning for Learning: Effective Curriculum, Unit, and Lesson Design
Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill
ACTFL 978-0-9896532

Credit Options

Not sure which credit option to choose? Credit options are based on district approval. Learn more about each credit option here.

About the Instructor

Maureen Lamb, M.Ed., Latin and Differentiation Instructor. Read more about Maureen on Our Team page!