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The College of Extended Learning is proud to partner with Virtual Education Software (VESi), a leading provider of accredited online courses for educators. These online professional development courses are written by top educators and provide relevant and interactive instruction on a wide variety of subjects.

Online courses work with your schedule, allowing you to participate when it is convenient for you. Each course instructor is available for professional questions by e-mail or a toll-free phone number. The courses are offered for either three- or four-quarter units of continuing education-level credit. Most students can complete three-unit courses in about 30 hours and four-unit courses in about 40 hours. You may register for these courses at any time during a quarter.

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Course Description

Units: 3 
Price: $450

This interactive, computer-based instruction course is designed to provide you an opportunity to learn about an instructional framework, Differentiated Instruction (DI), aimed at creating supportive learning environments for diverse learning populations. Students will be presented a method for self-assessment of the extent to which their current instructional approach reflects the perspective, principles, and practices of the DI approach. Strategies included in this course are effective in the widest possible range of educational K-12 settings. This course follows "Why DI?: An Introduction to Differentiated Instruction", which addressed the What, Why, and Who of a classroom that reflects a DI approach. The focus of "Try DI!: Planning & Preparing a Differentiated Instruction Program" is on the When, Where, and How of the DI approach.

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