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Webinar: Differentiation

“Addressing Diverse Student Learning Needs”
On account of both demographic changes and evolving school instructional policies, many teachers today face an increasingly wide range of student learning differences―be they academic, behavioral, physical, or cultural―in their classrooms. Even experienced teachers often do not feel fully prepared to meet the challenge of addressing such varied needs. The 2010 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, released this month, finds that 60 percent of K-12 educators say strengthening resources and programs to help students with diverse learning needs become college- and career-ready should be a top priority in education. The survey finds that math teachers, in particular, struggle with differentiating instruction to reach all learners.

In this webinar, our guests will discuss the MetLife survey findings on student learning differences and explore how schools and individual teachers can better accommodate diverse learning needs.

Presenters:

Dana Markow, Ph.D., is the Vice President of youth and education research for Harris Interactive, which conducted the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. She has directed numerous studies related to issues surrounding youth and education.

David Ginsburg specializes in instructional coaching, leadership coaching, and teacher training. He has three decades of experience in business and education, including 17 years as an urban schools teacher, instructional coach, and school leader. He is the author of the popular blog Coach G’s Teaching Tips on the Education Week Teacher website.

Moderator:

Liana Heitin, Associate Editor of Education Week Teacher and the Teacher PD Sourcebook

Registration is required.

No phone is required to participate in the webinar. An archived version will be available within 24 hours of the presentation. The event is not close-captioned.

Access will be available starting 15 minutes prior to the event. It is highly recommended that you allow time for system compatibility testing and any downloading that may prove necessary prior to the event. For optimal viewing the recommended browsers are IE for PC users and Firefox for Mac. Please check the your audio settings and speaker volume.

MetLife Foundation provides support for the development of Education Week Teacher and its capacity to engage teachers interactively as a professional community.