Differentiation Made Easy – Low-prep Potpourri

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Differentiation Made Easy – Low-prep Potpourri


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum/Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondar
Hours: 1  

In “Differentiation Made Easy Low Prep Potpourri,” Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., offers a variety of activities to help you differentiate across content areas in your classroom. From listening centers to more organized activities like Sociograms, which help students connect ideas in books, each option is low-prep and easy to execute!

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Whether you are new to differentiation or simply need some fresh ideas, this course is gold mine of easy-to-prepare activities that can be used to differentiate instruction for gifted students. In this 1-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., has prepared a buffet of ideas for you to choose from. The ideas range from simple “sponge” activities to fill free time to more in-depth group activities. You will discover a variety of new ideas to help make you feel like a differentiation champ!

Concepts include:

  • Anchoring or sponge ideas activities with suggestions on how to level them for G/T students
  • Bookmarks with reflective questions and other printables that can be used individually or in groups
  • “Day to be the teacher” with specific tasks that allow students to be the teacher for a short time
  • Different ways to use games and where to find games for use in the classroom
  • And many more!
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.

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