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Data Driven PD Designed To Help Teachers Differentiate Instruction
professional development provider and a company that specializes in
instruction are partnering on a new product they say will help teachers
data about their students to their curriculum development.
firm Amplify and Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS), the
development company, will partner on "Taking Action With
Data," an online
course that will help teachers and administrators better use data to
student achievement in their classrooms and districts.
which includes 45 hours of instruction with video and application resources, is available for
university-level continuing education credit. Subjects covered include:
- Collecting data on students;
- Using that data to inform instruction;
- Analyzing the results; and
- Modifying instruction to help students.
both companies say the online course will help teachers "bridge the
between instruction and personalized learning.
goal in giving teachers access to great professional learning is to
help them transform their practice and reach every learner," said KDS
includes subject material from leading experts in subject matter and
researchers. It also covers strategies for differentiating instruction
promoting colleague support among educators, with video footage of how
those strategies have been put into practice.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.