Meeting the Needs of All Learners in the General Education Environment


Many teachers want to use differentiation to help all students grow. But the press of time, standards, and – in some cases – 100+ students can make that goal seem unattainable. What does differentiation really look like in today’s classrooms? Is it even possible to plan with all students’ needs in mind? This workshop will tackle these questions through hands-on activities focused on making differentiation practical and applicable in real K-12 settings. Participants will engage in active strategies for building classroom community, gathering information on student progress, engaging students in challenging content, adjusting the level of support and scaffolding, and fostering motivation – all with the goal of helping teachers see and understand differentiation in the context of what they do every day. Special attention will be given to strategically choosing co-teaching models to use in combination with the various strategies presented. Participants – both general and special educators – will leave this seminar with a collection of proactive differentiation strategies to use with their students the very next day as well as in the days to come. Focus was determined by increased requests for instructional practices to meet the needs of all learners in the general education environment.

Kristina Doubet is a Professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education at James Madison University, where she has received the College of Education’s “Distinguished Teacher Award," “Madison Scholar Award,” and the "Sarah Miller Luck ’14, '15 Endowed Professorship for Excellence in Education." Kristina’s ten years teaching in her own classroom and twenty years as an instructional coach and consultant in others’ classrooms help her weave practicality into everything she does. As an author, consultant and ASCD Faculty member, Kristina has partnered with a multitude of schools, districts, and organizations around initiatives related to differentiated instruction, Understanding by Design, digital learning, and classroom assessment. In addition to her numerous journal articles, book chapters, and professional digital pieces, she has published five books: 1) Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects (McTighe, Doubet & Carbaugh, ASCD, 2020); 2) Differentiation in the Elementary Grades (Doubet & Hockett, ASCD, 2017); 3) The Differentiated Flipped Classroom (Carbaugh & Doubet, Corwin, 2016), 4) Differentiation in Middle and High School (Doubet & Hockett, ASCD, 2015), and 5) Smart in the Middle (Tomlinson & Doubet, NMSA, 2006). Most recently she has published a QRG (Quick Reference Guide) on the Principles and Practices of Effective Blended Learning (Doubet & Carbaugh, 2020), and will publish her first solo book, The Flexibly Grouped Classroom: How to Organize Learning for Equity and Growth (ASCD), in January, 2022. Kristina’s research interests include standards-based grading, flexible grouping, integrated ELA instruction, and innovative instruction for English Learners.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
1 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Cost:  The fee for this training is $150.  Cost includes lunch, all trainiing materials, and a book.

Dates & Times:  September 7 & 8 - Check-in 8:30am (local time), Training 9am-3pm (local time)

Deadline:  The registration deadline is Friday, August 26.

Virtual Follow-up:
Thursday, September 29
ELEMENTARY: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (ET) via Zoom Webinar
SECONDARY: 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM (ET) via Zoom Webinar

The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis is offering a limited number of rooms for the reduced rates of $128/single, $128/double, $153/triple, and $178/quad per night. To reserve your room for the nights of September 7, call (317) 632-1234. Book your hotel room by 3:00 PM (ET) on Monday, August 8, for the reduced rate.

Payment must be made to complete registration. Checks, credit cards (Visa and Mastercard), and purchase orders are acceptable forms of payment. Additional information regarding payment will be provided in a confirmation email following registration. Requests for registration cancellation must be received in writing to Jenifer Pollom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than August 26, 2022 in order to receive a refund. Credit card payments are non-refundable.

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Session Downloads:

1 - Day 1 Slides

2 - Classroom Community Notecatcher

3 - Debate Team Carousel Template

4 - Formative Assessment Planner

5 - Day 2 Slides

6 - Thinking about Readiness

7 -  Interest Strategy Jigsaw Graphic OrganizerInterest Strategy Jigsaw Graphic Organizer

8 - Co--Teaching Model


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