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Tonight: Chat With Carol Ann Tomlinson About Differentiated Instruction

By Ross Brenneman — July 01, 2014 1 min read
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If you like Twitter, chats, Twitter chats, teaching, or any combination of those things, and if you haven’t passed out from downing 10 American beers during the U.S.-Belgium World Cup game, then join @EdWeekTeacher and ASCD for a live Twitter chat tonight featuring differentiated-instruction expert Carol Ann Tomlinson.

We’ll be kicking things off at 8 p.m. ET under the hashtag #ASCDL2L.

ASCD recently started conducting chats on the first Tuesday of every month, one of many #edchats to crop up. We are hosting this month’s chat in order to bring our followers into the discussion with Tomlinson, a professor at the University of Virginia whose theories on accomodating and building on students’ diverse learning needs have been highly influential. Tomlinson will be online in part to promote the new edition of her book, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. The chat will be moderated by award-winning educator PJ Coposey (@MCUSDSupe).

But while @EdWeekTeacher will be doing some light hosting, mostly we’ll be interested in what you have to say. How do you work with diverse classrooms? How do you modify or organize your instruction to meet students different learning? How do you utilize technology? How supportive are your schools in helping you with differentiated instruction? What problems do you have with D.I.? Mull it over and join us tonight to share your thoughts and get some answers.

UPDATE, July 2: Thank you to everyone who attended; we saw some great engagement. ASCD has created this Storify for those of you who missed the event but want to see some of the choicest parts:

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.