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Differentiation: now more than ever 2022056W is a Course

Differentiation: now more than ever 2022056W

Mar 7 - Dec 30, 2022

$300 Enrol

Full course description


Date and time

Tuesday 8 March 2022, 9.00 am to 10.30 am

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are an educator from K to 12 wanting to further develop your differentiation strategies.


For many educators, differentiation can seem like "one more thing," when it is just responding to students’ needs. Learn more about what differentiation is, and is not, and leave with increased knowledge of strategies to differentiation that are effective for student learning and are sustainable for teachers to utilize.         

Explore four focus areas to better target differentiated instruction in our post-covid learning environment. Topics include teacher clarity, formative assessment, teaching with empathy, student growth, and student engagement.           

Participants will be able to immediately implement one or more differentiation strategies to better meet the academic and/or social-emotional needs of their students.

"Educators have been anticipating “learning loss” for the past 18 months. But focusing on “loss” assumes something was “had” in the first place. If students “lost” their learning, did they ever really have it? Instead of focusing on “loss,” let’s focus on determining whether or not students have met learning targets."

From 'What Differentiated Instruction Really Means' by Lisa Westman, ASCD, 1 September 2021


Key takeaways               

  • understanding of what differentiation is and is not
  • strategies to differentiate that are sustainable
  • awareness of the importance of empathy
  • a focus on growth rather than learning loss.


Presenter information


Lisa Westman   

Lisa Westman is a writer, speaker, and consultant who works with school systems internationally to implement differentiation, standards-based grading, empathic instructional practices, and instructional-coaching programs. She has over 18 years of experience as an instructional coach specialising in differentiation, and as a teacher of gifted education, English Language Arts, and social studies.

She is the author of Student-Driven Differentiation: 8 Steps to Harmonize Learning in the Classroom (Corwin, 2018), Teaching with Empathy: How to Transform Your Practice by Understanding Your Learners (ASCD, 2021), a member of the ASCD Faculty, and is a contributor for publications including Education Week, Education Week Teacher, ASCD Educational Leadership, and Edutopia. Connect with Lisa on Twitter. .