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This institute, led by Paula Rutherford, author of Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, will focus on ways to recognize, respect, and respond to differences in learners with practical and research-based approaches that scaffold and extend learning.
- What do schools and classrooms look like when they are organized around the commitment to the achievement of high standards by all students?
- What are the ways we can recognize, respect, and respond to differences in learners?
- How can learning be scaffolded and extended so that all learners are appropriately supported and challenged?
- How do we use data to inform our instructional and formative assessment decisions?
Institute participants will:
- Examine how standards-based education and differentiation work together to promote appropriately high levels of achievement for all students
- Explore the similarities and differences in learners and gain insight about how they are likely to respond to classroom instruction
- Identify options for meeting the needs of the wide range of students including gifted students, struggling learners, students with special needs, second language learners, resistant and reluctant learners
- Address familiar scenarios: students who give up, students who do not do homework, students who are disorganized, and students who already know what we want them to learn, etc.
- Investigate and experience many of the over 60 strategies for supporting and extending the learning discussed in the text Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
- Focus on literacy across the curriculum and content specific strategies for supporting and extending learning with an emphasis on vocabulary development, reading, writing, speaking, and listening
About Institute Leader
Paula Rutherford’s books on teaching, learning, and leading have sold over 500,000 copies. Her book Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners is the primary text for this institute. Paula’s background as a general education teacher at the secondary and elementary levels, coupled with a graduate degree in special education and years spent working with students with learning disabilities, sets the stage for a clearly articulated belief in teachers and learners and for realistic, practical, and research-based approaches to this work.
Individual Price: $450
Early Bird Price: $425
Early Bird deadline is March 19, 2012.
Team Price: Register three and the fourth registration is free.
A copy of Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, all workshop materials, breakfast, and lunch are included in the institute registration fee.
April 18-19 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
April 20 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mail: 2214 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22301
For cancellation notifications more than 30 days prior to the institute date, you will receive reimbursement for paid registration fees, less a $25 processing fee. For cancellation notifications less than 30 days prior to the institute date, you will receive a credit for the institute tuition, less the $25 processing fee. The credit can be applied to future purchases of Just ASK products or future institutes. We recommend substitutions for those who cannot attend. Just ASK reserves the right to cancel. If an event is cancelled, registrants will be reimbursed for registration fees only.
Travel and Location Information
The Carlyle Club
411 John Carlyle Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
There is street parking available as well as a parking garage beneath The Carlyle Club. To access the parking garage, take the first right past the club in the roundabout, take the first right onto Ballenger Street, our parking garage is on the right. Take the elevator with The Carlyle Club sign to the first floor. The club entrance is directly off the elevator.
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Reagan Washington National Airport
Dulles International Airport
The Carlyle Club is located approximately 4 blocks and 6 minutes from the King Street Metro Station (yellow and blue lines). Metro is available from National Airport to King Street.
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