Differentiating Instruction & Universal Design for Learning Day 1 - Topeka Area

by TASN Co-Teaching

Meet In Person
October 05, 2023 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
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at 8:00 AM

Course Fee


Course description

This event is provided at no cost to Kansas educators. Materials can be found in the materials section once you've registered.

This is a 2-Day professional learning opportunity. Day 1 will be held on  October 5, 2023. Day 2 will be held on October 19, 2023.

Both general educators and special education providers will learn what differentiation is and is not. Through case study analysis, participants will practice a retrofit approach to differentiation by identifying mismatches and barriers based on a learner's strengths, background knowledge, cultural experiences, interests, learning preferences and needs. You will see examples of how to proactively differentiate content and materials, products and assessments, and processes of learning.

You will make connections to the Universal Design for Learning framework and have an opportunity to complete a culminating task that will be co-designed with the session facilitator.  Shonda Anderson, Lead State Trainer and Coaching Coordinator for Kansas TASN Co-Teaching Project will facilitate on both days.  As an additional option, one graduate credit is available through Baker University for those who complete a follow-up assignment and coaching session.  The cost of the credit is $80.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a personal rationale for providing differentiated instruction through the lenses of equity, diversity and inclusion,
  • Analyze the design elements involved in two approaches to differentiation,
  • Practice both a Retrofit and a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach to differentiation, and
  • Practice using design elements to integrate whole class, group, and individualized instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.


October 05, 2023 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Check In
at 8:00 AM
Lunch will be provided
Kansas Association of School Boards
1420 SW Arrowhead Rd, Topeka
Meet In Person 7.0 Professional Learning Contact Hours
Shonda Anderson
Shonda Anderson
TASN Provider

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