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  • CCC1003S: Torrance Traits of Creativity (Summer)

    This introductory course explores the four Torrance traits of creativity with an eye towards their application in the classroom. What are the traits? What do they look like in real classrooms? Can creativity be assessed? Educators completing this course will be able to infuse their classrooms with appropriate, effective creative techniques and assess student creativity fairly.

  • CCC1004S Universal Themes (Summer)

    How can we plan lessons that cross content areas, connecting otherwise isolated topics? In this course, you’ll discover Universal Themes, highly-abstract, one-word topics that naturally connect any content. You’ll learn how to introduce a theme, plan lessons around them, and create differentiated student tasks that highlight these abstract concepts.

  • CCC1101S: Concept Attainment (Summer)

    How can we promote critical thinking through our teaching? In this course, teachers will learn to use Jerome Bruner’s Concept Attainment model of instruction to develop highly engaging lessons across all content areas.

  • DIFF1001S: Introduction to Differentiation (Summer)

    This course introduces educators to the fundamental principles underlying differentiation. Why is differentiation necessary, and what are the things teachers need to know before actually implementing it in classrooms? Educators will be able to explain the rationale of differentiation and create lesson plans in the optimal order for planning.

  • DIFF2001S: Tiering and Compacting (Summer)

    Summer Course: This intermediate course shares the Differentiation practices of Tiering and Compacting. What is the difference between them? How do you implement them? How, specifically, do they work? Course participants will be able to integrate the strategies into their classrooms to better meet the needs of gifted learners. A thirteen-page guide to Tiering and […]

  • DIFF2101: Differentiation Book Study - Chapters 1 and 2

    This introductory course is the first of a six-part virtual book study, with each course module addressing two chapters of the book. The course consists of: reading the chapters responding to reflection questions completing action items for each chapter The book used in the course is┬áStrategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom by […]