Western Oregon University
- Pricing & Details
(You Save: $30.00)
- Number of:
3.0000 university semester credits, 4.0000 university quarter credits
(university fees are additional)
Student populations in schools today are very diverse. Students differ in their readiness to learn, the ways in which they prefer to learn, and the areas of interest that motivate their learning. Differentiated instruction is based on the belief that classrooms where students are active learners, active inquirers, and active problem solvers are more effective than those where students passively receive a “one-size-fits-all” curriculum.
This course introduces teachers to instructional strategies and methodologies that will enable them to create powerful learning experiences to meet the wide range of different student needs in their classrooms.
School improvement plans in virtually every school, regardless of grade level configuration, underscore the importance of helping all students achieve academic success and meet educational standards. It is clear from the research that the intentional use of differentiated instruction strategies is highly effective in meeting diverse learner needs and positively impacting student achievement.
This course focuses on best practices in differentiation and provides teachers with the knowledge and skills they need to implement these methods in their own classrooms. Through learning activities, and the practice and application of skills, participants gain new levels of expertise which will enable them to create instructional experiences in an engaging classroom atmosphere to help all of their students reach their full potential.
- Understand the principles of differentiated instruction
- Learn the components of learning style and their applications in the classroom
- Understand how enduring understanding, student engagement, student outcomes, and teacher behaviors that cause learning to happen are critical elements of differentiated instruction
- Practice designing multiple paths to reach a specific learning objective
- Create lessons that differentiate content, process, and product
- Learn how to differentiate instruction to meet diverse student learning styles, readiness levels, and interests
- Understand how brain-compatible learning corresponds with differentiated instruction methodologies
- Design learning activities that increase student engagement by enhancing semantic, episodic, procedural, automatic, and emotional memories
- Plan lessons that differentiate instruction across four continuums
- Practice using tiered instruction and anchor activities with flexible groups
- Design and use essential questions and effective questioning strategies
- Understand how scaffolding and coaching can assist struggling learners
- Explore practical ideas for increasing active student participation and using graphic organizers in a whole-class setting
- Understand how to use assessment as an integral part of instruction in a differentiated classroom
- Design performance tasks to use as assessment tools
- Plan and teach lessons based upon enduring understanding that differentiate content, process, and product to meet individual student needs
Course Description, Enrollment and Pricing
Western Oregon University
CE Credits Online Courses Have Been Approved for Academic Credits through Western Oregon University
Step 1: Select your course(s)
- Start anytime and work at your own convenience
- Available 24/7 from any computer with Internet access
- One-on-one facilitation
from the catalog tab above and enroll following the onscreen instructions.
Step 2: To request Western Oregon University (WOU) Credits:
You are required to apply for Western Oregon University credits within 2 weeks of completing your course. Located on your accounts “Student Homepage” (after you enroll) you will find a Credit Request section. You will select the Request University Credits and follow the instructions for requesting and paying for your WOU credits.
To ensure that you receive credit for a specific quarter, your request, registration form and payment need to be received 20 days before the end of that quarter or the first of the month, whichever one is earlier. For example if the quarter ends on June 10th we would need to receive your request, registration form and payment by May 22nd.
Western Oregon University (WOU):
WOU offers post baccalaureate, 600 level credits based on the quarter system. The credit fee due from the student is $50 per credit.
Once the credit fee has been paid, your completion paperwork will be submitted to WOU 18 days prior to the quarter ending. Allow three weeks after the end of the quarter before requesting an official or unofficial transcript.
|| Ending date
| Fall 2012
| Winter 2013
| Spring 2013
You can find directions for requesting an official transcript on the Western Oregon University Registrar page
Western Oregon DEP contact information
Division of Extended Programs
Western Oregon University
345 N Monmouth Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Western Oregon University Registration Form
The Division of Extended Programs of Western Oregon University requires that one of their registration forms accompanies the course completion paperwork for each CE Credits Online participant that submits for Western Oregon University academic credit. Please print the Western Oregon University Registration Form and complete items #1-15, skip #14 Method of Payment. Sign and date on #16 and fax to CE Credits Online
1-425-844-4164 or mail to:
CE Credits Online
Attention: Sandra Blazevich
23224 NE 156th PL.
Woodinville, WA. 98077
CE Credits Online can not process your academic credit request without the completed Western Oregon University registration form.
Information for Oregon
Oregon State Information
Professional Development and Renewal of Standard Teaching License
Educators who hold Basic, Standard or Continuing Licenses are required to complete a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Plan in order to renew the license. This requirement does not apply to initial licenses. The Oregon CPD plan provides two options for the educator. One is a plan offered by the District. The second is an individual plan developed by the educator in collaboration with a supervisor or a CPD advisor. A CPD advisor may be a colleague, faculty member from an institution, or business or community member that is related to the activities of the plan and approved by the educator’s supervisor.
Those applicants who renew a BASIC license will need to complete 75 Professional Development Units (PDUs). The applicants for renewal of STANDARD or CONTINUING licenses will need to complete 125 PDUs. The Proposal for the Professional Development Plan should be developed at the beginning of the licensure period. The required PDUs must be earned prior to application for renewal.
What is a PDU?
A Professional Development Unit equates to one clock hour. One quarter hour of college or university credit equals 20 PDUs. One semester hour of college or university credit equals 30 PDUs.
There are many activities that may be included in the educator's individual continuing professional development plan provided the activities meet the rule and are related to the goals of the plan. An educator's individual plan may use parts of an approved District CPD plan along with individual activities. Following are some suggested activities that may be included.
Additional course work
--Courses may be undergraduate or graduate level if germane to the educator's current or anticipated assignment. One quarter hour equals 20 PDUs; one semester hour equals 30 PDUs.
If you are using college credit to renew your license, it will be necessary for you to enclose with your renewal application an official transcript(s) bearing the seal of the institution and signature of the registrar verifying that credit. Therefore, be certain to verify that the transcript lists the credit you are using to renew your licensure.
Official transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope from the college or university. Domains of Professional Competency 584-090-0010
For purposes of renewal of licensure educators shall choose activities and experiences that are based on at least one of the following domains of professional growth:
(1) Content of the subject matter or specialty area directly related to the educator's current assignment(s) or to responsibilities the educator reasonably expects to be assigned.
(2) Strategies for assessment of pupil performance in achieving school and district objectives and State content standards and interpretation and application of the results.
(3) Methods for effective teaching, classroom management, counseling, supervision, leadership, and curriculum development.
(4) Understanding of diversity in abilities, social and/or cultural background and use of such knowledge to promote achievement of high standards for all students.
(5) Knowledge of State and national education priorities and the application of that knowledge to one's school and district programs.
(6) Competence in the uses of technology in schools and the application of that knowledge to one's assignment.
Referenced from Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon: http://www.tspc.state.or.us/faqs.asp?id=0
Why choose CE Credits Online
How CE Credits Online Courses satisfy Oregon requirements for use for renewal of standard teaching license.
Educators may request university, post baccalaureate, academic credit(s) from one of CE Credits Online partner universities. It is the educator’s responsibility
to contact their local professional development coordinator to obtain verification that the proposed coursework meets criteria and needs of the educator’s continuing professional development plan (CDP), his/her school’s professional development plan, and the local school system’s professional development plan.
For a list of CE Credits Online university partners