Differentiating Instruction: Collaborative Planning and Teaching for Universally Designed Learning

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This comprehensive resource demonstrates how to combine co-teaching with differentiated instruction for all diverse learners using universal design for learning (UDL) and a unique retrofit approach.

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Jacqueline S. Thousand, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita at California State University San Marcos, where she designed and coordinated special education professional preparation and Master’s degree programs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. She previously taught at the University of Vermont, where she directed Inclusion Facilitator and Early Childhood Special Education graduate and postgraduate programs and coordinated federal grants, which, in the early 1980s, pioneered the inclusion of students with moderate and severe disabilities in general education classrooms of their local schools. Prior to university teacher, Dr. Thousand served as a special educator in Chicago area and Atlanta public schools and as the coordinator of early childhood special education services for children ages 3 through 6 in the Burlington, Vermont area. Dr. Thousand is a nationally known teacher, author, systems change consultant, and disability rights and inclusive education advocate. She is the author of 21 books and numerous research articles and chapters on issues related to inclusive education, organizational change strategies, differentiated instruction and universal design, co-teaching and collaborative teaming, cooperative group learning, creative problem solving, positive behavioral supports, and, now, culturally proficiency special education. Dr. Thousand is actively involved in international teacher education and inclusive education endeavors and serves on the editorial boards of several national and international journals.

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"Finally, a book that puts it all together! An excellent desktop reference for collaborative teachers and administrators. Thoughtfully presents strategies that will yield success for our diverse learners." (Cathy Orlando, Facilitator 2006-05-23)

"A very meaningful road map for approaching instruction that provides practical examples without giving a recipe. Foundations are laid so that individuals can design instruction to meet diverse learning needs." (Gwendolyn Webb-Johnson, Assistant Professor 2006-08-09)

"No other team of authors does a better job of examining ′what works′ for students with a wide range of needs and abilities (including students with significant disabilities) while also taking seriously the charge of meeting the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners." (Paula Kluth, Consultant and Independent Scholar 2006-05-04)

"Takes three very big ideas in education―universal design, collaboration, and differentiated instruction―and combines them in a novel and engaging way" (Douglas Fisher, Co-Director 2006-04-13)

"Presents practical, feasible ways to get started with differentiated instruction." (Jay McTighe, Educational Consultant 2006-04-25)

"I look forward to the contribution this book will make to practice in diverse classrooms." (Carol Ann Tomlinson, Author 2006-09-20)

“A practical resource and a teacher-friendly manual for both general and special education teachers who work with diverse students across grade levels and abilities.” (Education Libraries, Spring 2008, Vol. 30(3) 2008-05-28)

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