Planning for Differentiation in Every Classroom

Planning for Differentiation in Every Classroom

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will provide you with a step-by-step plan of how to differentiate instruction in your classroom, covering the analysis of content standards, differentiation strategies, and methods for assessing and documenting student progress. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. By the end of the course, you will have a customized differentiation plan and valuable classroom resources at your disposal.

3 Months Access / 14 Course Hrs
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This teacher professional development course provides you with a comprehensive overview of differentiation in education and how to implement differentiated instruction into your classroom. You will learn how to analyze your content standards using Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) for the correct cognitive thinking and rigor. Furthermore, throughout your training, you will understand how to differentiate lessons using content, process, and products and how to assess and document student progress.

In addition, you will learn about each of these differentiated learning concepts by planning for instruction step-by-step throughout the course. You will leave the course with many resources ready to be used in your classroom and a differentiation plan that you will have created for an upcoming lesson.

Enrollment Options:
3 Months Access Course Code: T14735
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$89.00 USD


  1. What is Differentiation?
    1. The meaning of differentiation and 3 methods of differentiation
    2. What differentiation can look like in a classroom setting
    3. How to reflect on your current differentiation practices
  2. Analyzing the Standard for Knowledge & Skills
    1. Why it is important to identify the knowledge and skills in a content standard
    2. How to analyze a standard to determine the knowledge and skill components
    3. The importance of vertical alignment and how it can impact your planning process
  3. Frameworks for Differentiation: Bloom's Taxonomy & Webb's Depth of Knowledge
    1. The six levels of cognitive thinking of the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
    2. The four levels of rigor from Webb's Depth of Knowledge
  4. Frameworks for Differentiation: Analyzing the Standard for Bloom's & Webb's
    1. Assessing the Bloom's Cognitive Level and Webb's DOK of your standard
    2. How Bloom's and Webb's can help you in the planning process for differentiating your instruction to meet the needs of all learners
  5. Differentiating Content, Process, & Product
    1. How to choose what to differentiate and form appropriate groups based on student needs
    2. How to differentiate the content within a lesson
    3. How to differentiate the process through which students learn
    4. How to differentiate the product that students complete to demonstrate their knowledge
  6. The Importance of Assessment & Documentation
    1. Three times when differentiation can occur in a lesson, and three methods for differentiating
    2. The importance of regular assessments in order to track student progress
    3. The importance of keeping accurate records of assessment and modification data
  7. Putting it All Together
    1. Using the sample provided, build your own differentiation plan for an upcoming lesson.
  8. Applying What you Have Learned
    1. Get ideas on how to implement the concepts into your classroom, find a list of online resources that support ideas for differentiation, and read the research behind this type of support in the classroom.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.