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1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270-745-6323
Fax: 270-745-6279
Email: gifted@wku.edu

College Board Advanced Placement Program Innovate Kentucky: Create a Spark Little Learners, Big Ideas

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

Visible Differentiation: Supporting Teachers Through Observation Practices

Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium

This workshop will focus on four critical dimensions of a differentiated classroom that can be observed through the Danielson Teacher Evaluation Model. Join Dr. Richard Cash, an internationally recognized leader and trainer in differentiation as he shares how teacher planning and preparation; classroom environment and management; instructional practices and assessment; and professional responsibilities can be viewed by administrators for indicators of differentiation. A list of visible strategies and techniques for differentiation will be offered with coaching supports that go along with each of the four dimensions to move teachers toward greater success.

Addressing the Critical Questions of Differentiation: What, How, and Why?

Wednesday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Knicely Conference Center

With any educational practice, there comes controversy. The theory of differentiation, addressing the needs of individual students, has come under scrutiny by some as ineffective, too much work, and lacking in evidence to support its practice. In this session, Dr. Richard Cash will explain the inner workings of differentiation in today’s highly complex classrooms. He will address three critical questions that every teacher and administrator should be able to answer: What are you differentiating? How are you going about the differentiation? And most importantly: Why are you differentiating at all? Learn practical strategies to address unique learner needs and gain understanding of how to frame varied levels of higher order thinking skills. You are sure to leave this session with doable, effective and evidence-based techniques for increasing student achievement.

EILA credit will be available.

About the Presenter

Richard CashDr. Richard M. Cash has extensive experience differentiating in the classroom, providing professional development about differentiation, as well as writing about the topic. Dr. Cash has authored the book Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century, (2011). His most recent book is Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics (2014), co-authored with Dr. Diane Heacox. His range of experience includes teaching at the elementary and middle school levels as well as the college level. Dr. Cash received his doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN, both with a focus on gifted education. His consulting work has taken him throughout the United States as well as to many different countries.

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March 22 - Evening Session
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Gary A Ransdell Hall Auditorium

March 23 - All-day Workshop
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road, Bowling Green

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the Wedge family's generous funding of the Wedge Endowed Professorship.

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