Differentiating Instruction: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development

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In this follow-up to their highly successful book A Guide to Co-Teaching: Practical Tips for Facilitating Student Learning, noted experts Jacqueline S. Thousand, Richard A. Villa, and Ann I. Nevin, demonstrate how to combine co-planning, co-teaching, and collaboration to differentiate instruction more effectively in today's classroom. Intended for both novice and seasoned professionals, Collaborative Planning and Teaching for Universally Designed Learning presents two approaches: universal design for learning (UDL) and a unique retrofit approach for accessing the general education curriculum to meet the learning styles of all diverse learners, including those who are gifted, students with disabilities, and English Language Learners. Filled with easy-to-use, teacher-tested, and research-based ideas, this comprehensive reference provides teachers and administrators with: Step-by-step guidelines for using UDL and the retrofit approach in differentiating instruction Multiple strategies for integrating differentiated lessons with collaborative planning and teaching Content lessons for elementary, middle, and high school students Effective techniques for effectively respecting cultural, economic, and linguistic diversity in the classroom Advice for meeting the sometimes competing demands of NCLB and IDEIA Offering guidelines for determining individual learner needs and preferences, processes allowing teachers to collaborate efficiently, and sample lesson planning forms, this invaluable resource enables educators to develop and present a high-quality differentiated curriculum for all students.