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Adult educators know that they must carefully tailor instruction to the diversity of learners in their classrooms. But how? Expand and deepen your understanding of differentiated instruction in this three-part series. We will explore instructional approaches that can be implemented with adult learners at all levels, in physical or remote classrooms.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • ELA teachers of adult learners at all levels
  • Administrators

Explore differentiating instruction through three phases of exploration, practice, and reflection:

  1. Exploration: Attend a two-hour virtual workshop that introduces content and engages you in activities you can use with students.
  2. Practice: Over three weeks, implement one or more new instructional approaches with adult learners.
  3. Reflection: Attend a 1.5-hour virtual workshop to debrief and reflect on the approaches implemented during the Practice phase.
    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Define "differentiated instruction" and discuss its relevance to ELA instruction in adult education
  • Identify three major types of differentiation and apply related ELA instructional strategies
  • Evaluate and adapt the learning environment to support differentiated instruction
  • Troubleshoot challenges to providing differentiated instruction
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Corrections Education
Distance Learning
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)