Presenter: Carol Ann Tomlinson: Differentiation and the Common Core: What's the Connection?
Carol Ann's presentation didn't disappoint. It appeared that each attendee came away with a renewed sense of focus, anxious to head back to class to put her ideas to work. Carol Ann brilliantly and easily helped attendees to see that the Common Core standards provide teachers with both opportunity and challenges. Using her easy-going style, Carol Ann explained that differentiation provides a framework for thinking about a classroom in which the goal is maximum academic growth for each student and which recognizes the need for both shared and student-specific learning opportunities. The day was truly an inspiring one.Participants
-Examined important intersections between Common Core and differentiation. -Highlighted ways in which teachers can address complex, common learning goals. -Attended to a broad range of student learning needs.
-Saw classroom examples to illustrate how differentiation and Common Core can work in tandem to benefit student success.
This conference took place on Friday, February 28, 2014, at Forsgate Country Club, Forsgate Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831.