TRY DI: PLAN & PREPARE

Topic: Special Education/Gifted
Instructor: Mick Jackson
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: VESi
Center Offered: OLPD

Course Description:

Welcome to Try DI!:  Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program, an interactive computer-based instruction course.  This course is designed to provide you an opportunity to learn about an instructional framework, Differentiated Instruction (DI), aimed at creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations.  Students will be presented a method for self-assessment of the extent to which their current instructional approach reflects the perspective, principles, and practices of the DI approach.  The course reflects an approach that aligns the principles of DI with the practices of DI.  The concept of a "theory of action" will also be provided within a DI context.  The course has also been designed to introduce students to a range of strategies with a DI approach.  Strategies included in this course have been selected on the basis that they are effective in the widest possible range of educational K-12 settings.  This course follows Why DI!:  An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction, which addressed the What, Why and Who of a classroom that reflects a DI approach.  The focus of Try DI!:  Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program is on the When, Where and How of the approach.

Additional notes: 

All VESi courses receive letter grades.  Please see Course Syllabus Addendum for grading information.  All VESi courses are now tablet compatible! 

There is a two week minimum for course completion. For your maximum time, Ashland's academic calendar is September 1st through August 31st each year and you are required to complete your course within that academic calendar. Also, please be certain to refer to the attachments that are sent with your course link(s) as those items contain important information regarding exam score and essay requirements. 

 Within 24-48 hours of your registration you will receive an email from your course content provider that contains your course access information. 

 Also within 24 hours of your registration you should be able to establish a login for your student account here at Ashland, WebAdvisor. You can use WebAdvisor to view your registrations, see when your grade is posted, and print detailed receipts and grade reports. Please click here for instructions on obtaining a username and password. The instructions also include a link to our Records and Registration's webpage where transcript ordering instructions can be found. It is advised that you review your record before ordering transcripts. 

 Contact Ashland Professional Development at pds@ashland.edu

VESI

Cost: $565
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021
Contact E-mail: vesiregistration@virtualeduc.com

Meeting Times

  • Location of Meeting: 
    online with VESi
Course Number: EDU*6130*A2
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 3.00
Subject: EDU