Making informed decisions is an essential life skill that teachers can support with intentional classroom practices. In this course, participants will develop differentiated learning environments rooted in standards-based instruction that offer multiple ways to learn and apply content. Participants will explore classroom structures and strategies for empowering students to have choice and voice as active participants in the learning process.

Course 008


  1. Exploring ends-based teaching as a foundation for differentiation.
  2. Understanding the difference between learning and practice activities.
  3. Connecting student choice and voice to empowerment and academic achievement.
  4. Creating differentiated learning opportunities that allow for greater student voice and choice.
  5. Building an activity list to provide students choice in how and when they engage in learning and practice activities.
  6. Exploring the role of the teacher in an environment that empowers students to take more responsibility of their learning.
  7. Developing teacher facilitation strategies for just in time learning.

Participants in this course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, It’s Not What You Teach But How as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC. 25 contact hours.

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