Webinar by Dr Carol Ann Tomlinson
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What is Differentiation and Why Does it Matter?
(An introductory session for Teachers, Key Personnel and School Leaders)

This session will lay the groundwork for the work of teachers and school leaders as they move forward in guiding classrooms designed to be responsive to the varied strengths, needs, cultures, languages, and aspirations of the students in those classrooms. We'll examine what differentiation is and isn't, why it is well-suited to contemporary classrooms, what it asks of teachers, and reasons to believe it will make a significant difference in student growth. It will also suggest six questions for teachers and leaders to consider as they work together to create responsive teaching and learning.


Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson

CAT PhotoCarol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education where she served as Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, and Co-Director of the University's Institutes on Academic Diversity. Prior to joining the faculty at UVa, she was a public school teacher for 21 years. During that time, she taught students in high school, preschool, and middle school and also administered programs for struggling and advanced learners. She was Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974.

Carol is author of over 300 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials including: How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms (3rd Ed.), The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (2nd Ed.), Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom, (with Jay McTighe) Differentiating Instruction and Understanding by Design, (with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez) The Differentiated School, (with Marcia Imbeau) Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, (with David Sousa) Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom (2nd Ed.), (with Tonya Moon) Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom: A Guide for Student Success, and (with Mike Murphy) Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers who Grow kids. Her books on differentiation are available in 14 languages.

Carol was named Outstanding Professor at Curry in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. In 2019, she was ranked #8 in the Education Week Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings of 200 "University-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling," and as the #3 voice in Educational Psychology. She works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.



Registration Details:

Topic: What is Differentiation and Why Does it Matter?
Presenter: Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, United States
Date: Friday 18 September 2020
Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm Singapore Time GMT+8
Mode of Delivery: via Zoom
Closing Date: Friday 28 August 2020

Webinar Fee: S$40.00 per participant. If 5 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same webinar, the discounted fee will be S$30.00 per participant for that particular webinar. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials.

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