Differentiated Instruction - it’s a big buzzword these days, but what does it really mean? Simply put, differentiation is the practice of tailoring your instruction to meet the needs of individual learners.
Children have always come to school with a range of literacy experiences and abilities, and teachers have struggled for years to meet the needs of ALL of their learners in the time they have with them during the school day.
To offer tips and best practices for teachers, we’ve invited Dr. David Paige along to guest present this webinar. During his 60 minute session, participants will learn how they can best organize their classrooms to meet the needs of all readers. He will delve into the benefits of whole class instruction and implementation of alternative grouping practice, small group instruction, peer pairing & tutoring, and 1-2-1 instruction. More specifically, Dr. Paige will discuss how teachers can help students who have difficulty with reading written material, expressing themselves, or learning by listening.
This webinar will be of special interest to those who work with students in grades K-4 reading learners and K5-12 ELL/struggling readers.
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David D. Paige is Associate Professor of Education at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Following a 20-year business career he transitioned to education as a special educator in an urban middle school in Memphis, TN. After completing his doctoral studies at the University of Memphis, Dr. Paige entered higher education where he has specialized in bridging reading research to instruction with a particular focus on schools whose students struggle with reading achievement. For the past several years his work has focused on at-scale, district-wide reading instruction improvement through school-system capacity building. Dr. Paige presents regularly at national conferences and is currently President of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER).
In the summer of 2015 Dr. Paige was the recipient of the Jay and Maureen McGowan Presidential Award which took him to Oxford University as a visiting research scholar. Paige’s research has appeared in numerous national and international journals including Reading & Writing, The Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Research in Reading, The Journal of Educational Research – Online, The Reading Teacher, the Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, Reading Psychology, Reading Horizons, and Literacy Research and Instruction. Dr. Paige is also Executive Director of the Thinking Schools Academy, an initiative to improve teaching and learning in India.