Spotlight on Education: A Speakers Series
Date and Time
Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Warren Auditorium
San Diego, CA 92110
Demographics, Research and Ethics of Differentiation
Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson's career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher and 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. Tomlinson’s presentation will address the following: While it is more comfortable to teach as though all students in a particular classroom are essentially alike as learners, the changing demographics of today's schools make that approach highly unlikely to serve students well. In addition, research suggests clear benefits to attending to student variance in instructional planning and delivery. Perhaps most intriguing is the question of what "ethical" teaching would look like in contemporary classrooms and how it would guide educators in thinking about academically diverse learners. This session will examine a demographic, research-based, and ethical case for learning to differentiate instruction.
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Registration and Cocktail Reception
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Speaker Presentation/Audience Presentation
To register: www.sandiego.edu/soles/centers/elda/spotlight/