In this 6-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, highlights the importance of differentiated instruction in meeting the needs of every student with a focus on gifted students. She presents practical classroom strategies and draws a clear distinction between differentiation and “more-ferentiation” (or simply offering more work to gifted students). This course includes practical applications and downloadable handouts.
Broken up into five modules, Ms. Van Gemert provides in-depth information on:
- Guiding principles and key ideas for implementation
- Tactics for creating an environment for differentiation
- Strategies for content (including depth, complexity and student interest)
- The learning process (including options for tiering instruction)
Lisa Van Gemert is the Youth and Education Ambassador for Mensa and an educational consultant. A former teacher and school administrator, she writes articles about giftedness and speaks about issues related to the education and parenting of gifted youth. She is a frequent conference speaker, expert consult to television shows about the gifted, writer of award-winning lesson plans, and author of the children’s and teacher’s guides to the National Book Festival. Lisa shares ideas, strategies, and resources on her website, giftedguru.com. She and her husband Steven live in Arlington, Texas, and are the parents of three sons.