August 5, 2024 – August 26, 2024 all-day
Gina Vodola
(201) 934-5005

How can you ensure that each of your learners is able to access learning and succeed in any learning environment? How can teachers make the most of their time with students to cover a lot of curriculum? The teacher’s role as a facilitator of learning has become more relevant than ever. Explore strategies to help students navigate their learning environment to build academic resilience, accelerate student learning through a focus on the power standards, and support social-emotional learning and executive function. This course will help you rethink instruction to prioritize differentiation and scaffolds that will meet all learners’ needs. Participants will deconstruct their curriculum to identify and teach to the power standards in ways that build foundational standards in the process.


  1. Exploring and developing strategies to help students manage and self-regulate in any learning environment (inclusion, self-contained, or other)
  2. Gaining strategies and structures to support differentiated student engagement
  3. Developing purposeful opportunities for students to self-assess and reflect, as well as to support students’ executive function and social-emotional learning
  4. Exploring opportunities to build a learning community with parents, caregivers, aides, and/or paras to create an optimal learning environment
  5. Deconstructing your standards to identify the power standards and develop maps to connect your power standards to related content
  6. Generating related problems to drive instruction through the power standards
  7. Exploring formative and summative assessment strategies to encourage a data-driven environment that pushes students to higher achievement

Participants in this course will use Reinventing the Classroom Experience by Dr. Nancy Sulla as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.