Course Description

This course is designed to explore the critical need to differentiate instruction for 21st century learners. The philosophy of differentiation will be examined in relationship to cultural needs, learning styles, intelligence theories, and thinking skills. The use of technology and the role of effective feedback will also be addressed. Participants will be provided multiple opportunities to engage in discussions and activities that refine their current differentiation strategies and practices in an effort to meet the needs of all learners.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:

1. Define differentiation
2. Recognize various learners and learning styles
3. Examine differentiation strategies and tools


System Requirements
• Computer with word processing software
• Internet access connection


This course is intended for K-12 teachers who are interested in adjusting instruction to more effectively meet the learning needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the classroom. Participants must hold a baccalaureate degree.

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Section Title
Destination Differentiation: How to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners
Jul 01, 2019 to Jun 30, 2020
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Sisie Puntil-Wilcek is the course facilitator

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