The Differentiated Instruction strand of SDE’s National Conference is a two-day virtual conference that will showcase a variety of education experts and research-based strategies. Educators who attend this conference will develop deeper knowledge of best practices for teaching diverse populations with varying ability levels.
Gail Sherman – Gail works collaboratively alongside teachers, administrators, literacy specialists/coaches, and district personnel in the implementation of curriculum and instructional practices. She presents on numerous topics, such as best practices for reading instruction, differentiated instruction, coaching, curriculum development, and interpreting and using data to make instructional decisions. Gail has twice been named Teacher of the Year.
Charles Beaman – Charles, a former middle and high school teacher, served in education for 30 years as an assistant principal and principal. He consults on behalf of the National Middle School Association, and works frequently with schools, school districts, and school organizations in the areas of school and classroom management, school climate, and working with difficult to reach students.
Teri Cox – Teri is a 25-year veteran of education with a passion for empowering students and educators. She has expertise in teaching students with special needs, inclusion and co-teaching, standards-based math, differentiation, reaching the gifted, molding minds, and how brain research impacts teaching. Teri was a math coach for more than eight years and has taught a full range of students, from special education to gifted and talented.
Kendrick Johnson – Kendrick is an education consultant who began his career as a high school English teacher and mentor in Chicago’s first turnaround high school. He later became a curriculum and instructional coach before transitioning into the role of Site Director for the Chicago Teacher Residency (CTR) Program, where he founded, managed, and directed two teacher training sites. Using a year-long residency model, he focused on building capacity in new teachers to become highly effective with guidance and coaching from an experienced mentor teacher. Kendrick’s areas of expertise include behavior/classroom management, data-driven instruction, and culturally relevant and responsive teaching.
How to Enroll: Visit the Staff Development for Educators website