Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction for Gifted Learners*
Dates: October 27, November 3, and December 1 (Thursdays)
Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Location: BF Middle School School, Room 214, 335 North Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07451
Facilitator: Vanessa Domine, Ph.D.
*PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ALL 3 SESSIONS TO RECEIVE PD HOURS*
Registration for this mini course is closed.
Session #1: Top 10 Technologies that Facilitate Differentiation (and How)
This session will demonstrate and provide basic information on technology resources that are conducive to differentiated instruction, especially for the gifted learner. More importantly than the tools themselves, this session illustrates how they work alongside intentional strategies of differentiation to meet the reciprocal needs of the classroom teacher and the gifted learner.
Session #2: Using Technology to Transform (Not Just to Support) Instruction
This session builds on the technical knowledge and understanding developed in the first session. Participants will actively engage in case study method to discern the transformative uses of technologies for gifted education. The goal is to move beyond the traditional instructional uses of the technologies outlined in Session #1 toward a pedagogical model of transformative learning.
Session #3: Adapting/Aligning Technology-Infused Lesson Plans for the Gifted Learner As the culminating session, this third session focuses on curriculum alignment of specific content/grade-level curriculum standards with pedagogical strategies (identified in Session #2), and innovative technologies (identified in Session #1). Participants should BYOC (Bring Your Own Curriculum) in digital format for adaptation and development.
*All artifacts, adapted lesson/unit plans, discussion points and discoveries generated through this mini-course will be posted and maintained on a professional learning community web site for ongoing access and use by participants.
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This mini course meets for three sessions: 10/27, 11/3, and 12/1. You must attend all three sessions to receive six professional development hours for this mini course. Please note: MSUNER is a registered provider of Professional Development for the state's 100-hour requirement. You must attend a mini course in its entirety to receive recognition of professional development hours toward the state requirement. MSUNER regrets that it cannot grant any professional development hours if you are absent from any portion of the mini-course.