Best Practices Institute
March 21-23, 2013
"Differentiating Instruction using Common Core (or other) Standards"
About the Conference
Each year our Best Practices Institute provides educators and educational leaders from across the nation with the opportunity to not only gain a solid foundation of the principles and practices of Differentiated Instruction (DI) but also to gain insights into how those elements intersect with current best practices in the field of education.
Participants will begin each day with Carol Tomlinson in the General Session, examining the non-negotiables of differentiation and how those can be balanced with the realities of schools, such as content standards. Following each morning’s General Session, participants choose from a wide variety of Breakout Sessions based on individual needs or interests. Breakout Sessions vary in topics, grade and school levels, content areas, and complexity of content presented.
For example, classroom teachers will find opportunities to gain insights and practical strategies pertaining to management, planning, instructional strategies, and communicating with students and parents about differentiation. Administrators and teacher leaders will be able to attend sessions that emphasize the change process, long-range planning, and communicating with teachers about differentiation. Other sessions focus on assessment (both formative and summative), working with special populations of students, and creating the infrastructure to have a differentiated classroom, as well as opportunities to partner with a conference consultant for individual or small-group support. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or an expert, classroom teacher or district superintendent, kindergarten teacher or college professor, sessions are differentiated to help you grow according to your personal and professional goals.
Best Practices Institute Registration Forms
In state tuition is $244/credit hour + $18/credit hour off-grounds fee (3 graduate credit hours = $786)
Out of state tuition is $546/credit hour + $18/credit hour fee (3 graduate credit hours = $1692)
Participants who wish to enroll for graduate credit for attending the conference and completing the coursework will meet the first day of the conference immediately after all sessions are completed to discuss course requirements with the course teaching assistant who will provide you with directions for officially enrolling online.
While you are in Charlottesville, you may also wish to enrich your stay here and take a trip to a nearby area such as the Blue Ridge Mountains, Monticello, Williamsburg, or Washington, DC. Click here for more information.
Please direct all registration questions, comments, and concerns to:
Institutes on Academic Diversity
University of Virginia
417 Emmet Street South
PO Box 400265
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4265
Telephone: (434) 924-6137
Fax: (434) 924-3866
We will try to respond to your questions in a timely fashion. Thank you for your interest in the Institutes on Academic Diversity.