In this 6-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, highlights the importance of differentiated instruction in meeting the needs of every student with a focus on gifted students. She presents practical classroom strategies and draws a clear distinction between differentiation and “more-ferentiation” (or simply offering more work to gifted students). This course includes practical applications and downloadable handouts.
Broken up into five modules, Ms. Van Gemert provides in-depth information on:
- Guiding principles and key ideas for implementation
- Tactics for creating an environment for differentiation
- Strategies for content (including depth, complexity and student interest)
- The learning process (including options for tiering instruction)
Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas.