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Standards-Based Learning Course 2: Identifying Levels to Differentiate for Deeper Learning

Series Description Standards-Based Learning provides transparency to your students, their families, and your administration in order to communicate clearly what students have learned and need to practice. In this series, participants will consider how to implement standards-based learning through the lens of a secondary math-content teacher; however, the concept of leveled learning is applicable to teachers in all content areas and grades.

Goals for this Series:
* Develop a better understanding of standards-based learning.
* Explore how to take initial steps toward creating leveled tasks based on a standard.

Course Description: In Course 2, participants will examine how evidence-based practices are the first step toward transitioning into a standards-based learning environment. This helpful step allows teachers to begin differentiating on a deeper level for your students’ learning needs.

Guiding Questions for Participant Learning:
*How do I create learning levels with my learning standards or goals?
*What are some examples so I can see what you mean?
*How can I get started if this is all new to me?

Courses in Series: This course is part of a 3-part series about Standards-Based Instruction. It is encouraged to engage in all three courses, however, they can stand alone if needed.

Course 1: Unpacking Standards into Learning Levels (60mins)
Course 2: Identifying Levels to Differentiate for Deeper Learning (90mins)
Course 3: Assessments for Leveled Learning (60mins)

Audience: Teachers K-12

Presenter: Karen Martin

CTLEs Needed?: Yes CTLE Hours: 1.5

  • Module 1: SBL- Starting Small (5 mins)
  • Watch: SBL-Starting Small (5mins)
  • Module 2: SBL- Intro to Grading for Equity (25 mins)
  • Watch: SBL- Intro to Grading for Equity (6 mins)
  • Module 3: SBL- Debrief & Ways to Begin (19 mins)
  • Watch: SBL- Debrief & Ways to Begin (15mins)
  • DO: Reflect and Discussion (4mins)
  • Module 4: SBL- Identifying Your Level & Examples (60mins)
  • Watch: SBL- Identifying Your Levels & Examples (26 mins)
  • Watch: SBL- Q & A 'So how do I ....?" (12mins)
  • DO- Reflect & Discussion (11mins)
  • DO: Your Wonderings (11mins)
  • Course Completion
  • Thank You!
  • Course Evaluation and Feedback
  • Resources to Explore
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever