Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In

 Co-Teaching Modules 201 - Module 4


Differentiation and Specialized Instruction

​This module will provide an overview of the research and practical examples of Differentiated Instruction and Specialized Instruction, also known as Specially Designed Instruction. It will demonstrate the difference between differentiated instruction and specialized instruction and apply both principles appropriately with students identified with disabilities in the co-taught classroom.

Participant Goals:

Teachers will be able to:

  • Develop and demonstrate a base of knowledge of Differentiated Instruction
  • Develop and demonstrate a based knowledge of Specialized Instruction (Specially Designed Instruction)
  • Distinguish Differentiated Instruction from Specialized Instruction and demonstrate appropriate use based on students' IEP goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of specially designed instruction and apply specific examples
  • Demonstrate an understanding of assessment and its importance to teaching and learning

Topic 1: Differentiation, Universal Design for Learning, and Specialized Instruction: The Research

Document and Presentation Resources:

Video Resources:

Topic 2: Differentiated Instruction: Content, Process, Product, Learning Environment, and Assessment Strategies

Document, Presentation and Website Resources:

Video Resources:

Topic 3: Specialized Instruction: What Is It?  Why Use It?

Document and Presentation Resources:

  • GaDOE Implementing Specialized Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom  PowerPoint | PDF  

Topic 4: Selecting and Providing Appropriate Accommodations and Modifications for Students Not Making Progress

Document and Presentation Resources:

Video Resources: