Differentiation & Personalization with Technology
Laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, and even smart phones, have the potential to support struggling learners and provide opportunities for enrichment to all learners. In this workshop, we will explore how various tools and apps can facilitate differentiation and personalization and create rich learning experiences that meet the needs of ALL students. Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework to guide our exploration, we will examine how technology can be leveraged to both scaffold and augment student learning. In particular, we will focus on how technology might support reading, writing, and note-taking, as well as provide students with multimedia options and various choices for how they demonstrate their understanding. During this intensive, hands-on workshop, participants will have abundant time to explore sites, tools, apps, and strategies that can be applied to any device – and any classroom – in order to help students develop into master learners.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for K-12 classroom teachers, tech integrationists, learning specialists, and administrators who are looking for ways to leverage technology in order to differentiate and personalize instruction.
Device/ App Requirements:
It is important to prepare your device with the appropriate installations as noted below and download the required apps before your workshop. Participants should bring a laptop with an up-to-date operating system and the Chrome browser installed. You are welcome to bring iPads, Chromebooks, or other devices that students may access, but some tools may not work on all devices. Participants also need a Google or Google Apps for Education account. iPad users should have an iPad2 or newer, be running the latest iOS, and know their Apple ID and password, which will help minimize disruptions and enable participants to get the most out of the workshop experience.
As new apps and updates are continuously changing, a complete list will be published here and emailed to participants closer to the workshop.
Framingham State Unversity offers 1 graduate credit for this course. You must attend all workshop hours and complete a final assignment. Cost is $75 per credit and registration forms will be emailed to participants upon registration and available on the first day of class.