Seattle Pacific University
- Pricing & Details
(You Save: $30.00)
- Number of:
3 university semester credits, 4 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
Seattle Pacific University
CE Credits Online and Seattle Pacific University's Center for Professional Education are pleased to offer you online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
- Start any time and work at your own convenience
- Completely online – no commuting, parking, missed classes and no dress code!
- User friendly and engaging
Seattle Pacific University (SPU):
SPU offers post baccalaureate, 5000 level credits based on a quarter
system. The credit fee due from the student is $42 per credit.
You are required to apply for SPU academic credits within 2 weeks of completing your course.
Once the accreditation fee has been paid, your completion paperwork will be submitted to SPU the 1st of every month. SPU sends grade reports every six (6) weeks. You can find directions for requesting an official transcript from SPU
Clock Hours (CEUs)
CE Credits Online courses are approved for Clock Hours (CEUs) through Seattle Pacific University.
To request clock hours, please call 1-888-263-9980 ext. 104 upon completion of your course. Clock hour fees are $20 for each credit assigned to CE Credits Online courses. We recommend to all educators that they verify that the course of their choice meets any specific or special requirements established by their school, district or personal professional development plan.
You will be registered in Term 2012-2013
University credit fees are not included in the price listed. Once you complete your selected course you will then be provided with information to pay for and receive your Seattle Pacific University credits.
Information for Washington
Washington State Information
Washington State Certification Renewal Requirements
To maintain the validity of the continuing certificate, 150 clock hours of continuing education study and/or equivalent academic credit (15 quarter hours or 10 semester hours) must be completed every five years
For those who hold a certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) present a copy of a valid NBPTS certificate
For more information regarding maintaining/renewing a continuing certificate, please click here
Referenced from State of Washington Office of Public Instruction:
You may request academic credits upon completion of your CE Credits Online course(s).; This must be done within two (2) weeks of your CE Credits Online course completion.
If you will be requesting university credits, it is important you read all the information for your selected university. Some universities require you to obtain a letter grade and others offer both letter grades and a pass/fail option. If you require a letter grade or intend to obtain academic credit from a university requiring a letter grade, you will select that option prior to beginning your course during the enrollment process.
Please keep in mind, some of our university affiliations are quarter based credit systems and some are semester based credits systems. Please verify with your Professional Development department which credit based system they accept.
All courses are eligible for university credit. Please visit University Affiliations for more information. (University Credit fees are not included in the cost of tuition.)
CE Credits Online is pleased to offer you high-quality online professional development courses designed to improve teaching and student achievement.
- 100% Online – no commuting, parking or missed classes
- Clock Hours available through Educational Service District 123
- University Credits available through CE Credits Online university partners
- Asynchronous – start at anytime
- Self-paced – work at your own convenience
Why choose CE Credits Online
How CE Credits Online Satisfies Washington Educator Certification Renewal Requirements
You may request university, post baccalaureate, academic credit(s) from one of CE Credits Online regionally accredited partner universities. CE Credits Online suggests each Washington educator contact their local professional development coordinator to obtain verification that the proposed activity meets criteria and needs of the teacher's individual Professional Development Plan (PDP), his/her school's professional development plan, and the local school system's professional development plan.
CE Credits Online courses are approved for Clock Hours through the following Educational Service Districts and Organizations
CE Credits Online suggests each Washington educator register for CE Credits Online courses through their Educational Service District (find the link to your ESD below. If you do not see your ESD, you can register through the ESD of your choice and request clock hours from them). We recommend to all educators that they verify that the course of their choice meets any specific or special requirements established by their school, district or personal professional development plan.
For a list of CE Credits Online university partners