Technology for Differentiated Instruction
Leverage technology in both the synchronous and asynchronous modality to facilitate proficiency development for class sections with heterogeneous learners (differing proficiency levels, heritage learners, etc.).
- understand and explain key principles and techniques of reverse design to WL course curricula;
- critically examine and use existing WL standards and guidelines (ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, World-Readiness Standards, ACTFL Can-Do Statements, etc.) to inform reverse design and address issues of inclusivity and differentiation in the WL class;
- identify and utilize realia and other authentic materials to create tasks for synchronous and asynchronous instruction;
- create tasks appropriate for synchronous/F2F and asynchronous/remote learning
construct tiered tasks/projects at appropriate proficiency levels using the same source materials;
- identify and construct assessment instruments appropriate for differentiated and inclusive learning (e.g., portfolios, projects, performances, etc.)
- Length: 3 weeks
- Delivery: online, largely asynchronous
- Small, seminar-style cohort-focused curriculum similar to what you’d find in a graduate course, with extensive and personalized instructor feedback and interaction
- Weekly expected workload: 5-7 hours + 1-2 hours of synchronous sessions (TBD)
- Learning Platform: D2L (MSU’s Learning Management System)
- No required materials other than those provided within the learning platform
- Technology Requirements: computer with stable internet connection; webcam and microphone; mobile device (recommended)
- Not for credit; a certificate will be provided to participants upon successful completion of the course.
- Please note: we reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course session if the minimum enrollment number is not met.
schedule and application information
Our courses are currently offered on a rotating schedule and are free of charge thanks to funding from the National LCTL Resource Center. To view the latest schedule and apply, please visit the NLRC website.