Planning for Universal Design and Teaching for College and Career Readiness
- Jacqueline S. Thousand - California State University-San Marcos
- Richard A. Villa - Bayridge Consortium
- Ann I. Nevin - Arizona State University, USA
Differentiation | Special Needs Teaching Methods | Teaching Strategies for Diverse Students
The ultimate guide to leaving no child behind—newly updated!
Now in its second edition, this best-selling book is your one-stop resource for differentiated instruction. Whether you’re new to the concept or just looking to improve your approach, you’ll find tools to meet the needs of all your students—in a way that works for you. You’ll discover how innovative approaches, such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and retrofitting, can help you adapt general education curriculum to fit diverse learning styles.
Featuring case studies at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, this new edition offers
- More easy-to-use strategies to differentiate instruction in mixed ability classrooms
- A new chapter on collaborative planning and evaluation, plus a discussion of co-teaching and differentiation
- Updated lesson plans tied to the Common Core
- A greater emphasis on cultural proficiency, ELLs, and gifted students
- New technology references and resources
- A strengthened link to RTI
Every student is different—and every classroom is different, too. With multiple options to differentiate instruction at any point along the way, this essential guide will help you create the path to success for every student.
"Thousand, Villa, and Nevin take three very big ideas in education—Universal Design, Collaboration, and Differentiated Instruction—and combine them in a novel and engaging way. And they practice what they preach – the information and examples speak to someone just beginning to differentiate instruction as well as the expert who wants to further refine his or her craft."
—Douglas Fisher, Professor
San Diego State University
"The extensive emphasis on technology, case studies, and lesson plans throughout the book provide a rich resource to the readers of this exciting text. Administrators, university instructors, and staff developers will find this a valuable tool to support their students and colleagues on their differentiation journey.”
—Mary Falvey, Retired Dean and Professor Emeritus
California State University, Los Angeles
"Thousand, Villa, and Nevin take three very big ideas in education - Universal Design, Collaboration, and Differentiated Instruction - and combine them in a novel and engaging way. And they practice what they preach – the information and examples speak to someone just beginning to differentiate instruction as well as the expert who wants to further refine his or her craft."
"The extensive emphasis on technology throughout the book and in the case studies and lesson plans provides a rich resource to the readers of this exciting text. Administrators, university instructors, and staff developers will find this a valuable tool to support their students and colleagues on their differentiation journey. "
"This book provides a whole range of practical tools for meeting wide-ranging student needs. Can’t start from scratch because of district mandates and pre-purchased curricula? Fine—here’s how to retrofit to accommodate student needs. Want to develop an instructional plan based on UDL principles? Fine—here it is, from soup to nuts. Teachers, university students, and administrators will find practical solutions to instruction firmly embedded in evidence-based theory, to meet all of their needs."
It is a great book with excellent practical information for practicing and pre-service teachers. I would like to see a video that goes along with it like the previous version otherwise I will have to consider adopting a new book for the next time I teach.
current - aligned with common core - well written - valuable resources for students