Inclusion Workshop W-7

Differentiation of Instruction Within Inclusion Classrooms

Grade Levels: PK-5, 6-12  
Length: 3-6 Hours 

Session will highlight how to differentiate lessons with appropriate goals, methods, materials, classroom designs, and assessments. This includes scaffolding and deliveries that value UDL & UbD principles, peer support, multiple intelligences, discrete task analysis, cooperative learning, brain-based learning, technology, VAKT elements, constructivism, and self-efficacy. Set up structured inclusion classrooms that highlight students’ academic acumens and social skills while offering opportunities for whole class, small group, and individual instruction.

Apply deliveries and assessments that honor the skills and potentials of diverse learners in heterogeneous classrooms with these intended objectives: 

  • Creation, implementation, and documentation of IEP goals to heighten students’ academic achievements and functional performances.
  • Collaboration and communication with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Application of literacy and numeracy strategies for enhancing students’ learning in the least restrictive environments. 
  • Reflection on student scenarios within inclusive environments.
  • Connection of curriculum standards with real-life applications.


Pre service and PK-12 educators, curriculum coordinators, related staff and student teams. 

Recommended Workshop Resources

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods for the Classroom (3rd Ed.) 
Developing effective learners by Toby Karten
Developing Effective Learners: RTI Strategies for Student Success
More Inclusion Strategies That Work! Aligning Student Strengths With Standards
Practical online ways to strengthen the learning by Toby Karten
Practical Online Ways to Strengthen the Learning for Students with Special Needs
Inclusion Strategies and Interventions (2nd Ed.)