to Engage, Enrich, and Excite

Make Every Student an Active Learner

With Deborah Kolling

Sponsored by SERESC

Who Should Attend?

Primary, Elementary and Middle School Educators

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

About the Presentation

Following a brief overview of the “what” and “why” of differentiated instruction, participants will learn the “how ”. This workshop will provide the opportunity for teachers to become familiar with strategies to implement in their instruction, enabling them to better respond to the variety of student needs present in every classroom. The focus will be on practical implementation; “best practices” that improve instruction by addressing the various learning styles, interests, and readiness levels of students. Participants will return to their classrooms with new and practical ways to get to know their students better and engage their students to a higher level, making every student an active, achieving learner.


Participants will:

  • Reflect on current teaching practice, recognizing current differentiation of instruction
  • Identify the guiding principles of differentiated instruction
  • Identify instructional and management strategies that support differentiated instruction
  • Analyze classroom practice, determining new opportunities for differentiating instruction
  • Implement strategies in the classroom that support differentiated instruction, responding to students’ readiness levels, interests, or learning styles
  • Create flexible grouping designs within the classroom
  • Integrate increased informal formative assessment in instructional practice


8:00 am Sign In

8:30 am Program Begins

Break: Approximately 10:15 am

11:30 Program concludes

About the Presenter

An educational consultant, with the majority of her 35 years of teaching experience taking place in Rhode Island, Deborah Kolling has recently relocated to New Hampshire. Deborah has served as both a special educator, working with students of all ages, preschool through young adult, and an elementary teacher. Her passion for better meeting the variety of student needs present in her classrooms resulted in her strong focus on differentiated instruction. Deborah served for two years as a Differentiated Instruction Teaching Fellow with the Rhode Island Department of Education. She has provided consultation and professional development to numerous school districts throughout Rhode Island, supporting teachers by sharing “best practices” and strategies that enable them to motivate students, engage students, and respond to their diverse needs. Deborah developed and taught the graduate course, “Focusing on the Needs of Diverse Learners” for Providence College. She shares the same enthusiasm, humor, and interactive instructional practices with the adults participating in her workshops as she does with the students in her classrooms.

Deborah received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree from Providence College.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Check-in begins at 8:00 am

Program from 8:30 am to 11:30 pm

Light refreshments available

Certificate of Attendance available for 3 Contact Hours

$75.00 per participant

For Member District Discount: See your school administrator for a code to use when you register online.

Walk-ins welcome for Saturday morning workshops.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation should be made in writing. A full refund will be made for cancellations postmarked, or sent via email, 7 days before the event.

No refunds will be given for requests received after 7 days before the event, or for "no shows". We do accept substitution of another person at our conference. 24 hours of notification is appreciated.

All received registrations are subject to Cancellation/Refund policy. Cost of registration fee is still liable whether payment is paid or unpaid, if no notice of cancellation is received at least 7 days prior to the event.

If minimum requirement enrollment is not met prior to the early registration deadline, the event may be postponed or canceled.


SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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