Materials for teacher development
Differentiated Instruction

This 3-hour workshop enables teachers to foster language development of individual learners through the concept of differentiated instruction. Workshop participants discuss various aspects of learner diversity and then focus on challenges of teaching students with a wide range of language abilities in the same classroom. Taking J. Cummins’ Student Support Schema as a departing point, participants get hands-on experience in manipulating task parameters, such as degrees of complexity and amount of scaffolding, in order to tailor them to specific learning goals and language abilities of individual learners in a diverse student group.

The materials were created by members of the Goethe-Institut’s Trainer Network – a group of experienced instructors collaborating with the Goethe-Institut on teacher development projects.

The materials can be used in two ways:
- as a basis for a 3- or 6-hour interactive teacher workshop that you may wish to offer to your German teaching colleagues or
-  as a self-study unit for anyone interested in the topic.

Each package includes
- a presentation
- detailed instructions for a workshop leader on how to prepare for and conduct the workshop (including a step-by-step plan and participant activities)
- accompanying  worksheets and materials.

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Ajkuna Hoppe
Educational Liaison
Goethe-Institut New York
Tel. +1 212 439 8704