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Books by Dr. Susan Allan

 

Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms

Authors: Carol Ann Tomlinson and Susan Demirsky Allan

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Differentiation For Gifted and Talents Students

Authors: Ann Tomlinson, Mary Ruth Coleman, Susan Allan, Anne Udall, and Mary Landrum

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Differentiated Instruction

Authors: Gayle H. Gregory

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Handouts From Past Conferences

Annual Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

March 24 - 26, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA

 

Online Articles

Websites

ASCD, website of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, has materials, an online course, conferences, etc.  www.ascd.org
Curriculum and Instruction, website of the Grosse Pointe Public School System, has various sections on curriculum and instruction issues, including a section on differentiation.  Also has links to additional differentiation websites.   www.gpschools.org/ci
Carol Tomlinson, this is the personal web page of the preeminent developer for differentiated instruction, http://www.caroltomlinson.com
Greenfield School Community and Arts College, general overview with additional links, www.greenfield.durham.sch.uk/differentiation.htm
Jennifer Allan – Birmingham, MI middle school teacher with tips on differentiating math.  http://sites.google.com/site/jenniferhallan2/home  Includes learning styles inventory.
Susan D. Allanwww.differentiatedinstruction.net  General information on differentiated instruction and leadership for implementation.

Books and Book Sections

BEST OVERVIEWS

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms, (2nd ed.) Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000

Tomlinson, Carol Ann, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 1999

ON LEADERSHIP

Tomlinson, Carol and Allan, Susan D., Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000

GENERAL STRATEGIES AND PARTICULAR POPULATIONS OF STUDENTS

Allan, S. and Goddard, Y, “Differentiated Instruction and RtI:  A Natural Fit” in Educational Leadership Vol. 68 No.2 online, 2010
Benjamin, Amy, Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers, New York, Eye on Education, 2002
Gregory, Gayle and Chapman, Carolyn, Differentiated Instructional Strategies, California, Corwin Press, Inc., 2002
Gregory, Gayle, ed. The Best of Corwin:  Differentiated Instruction, California: Corwin Press, 2011
Parke, Beverly, Gifted Students in Regular Classrooms, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1989
Tomlinson, Carol, ed.  Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students California: Corwin Press, 2004
Wormeli, Rick, Differentiation: From Planning to Practices, Grades 6-12, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2008
Wormeli, Rick, Day One & Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachers, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2003
Wormeli, Rick, Fair Isn’t Always Equal:  Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2006
Winebrenner, Susan, Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom, Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1992
Winebrenner, Susan, Teaching Kids With Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom, Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing, 1996

ANTHOLOGIES OF UNITS

Samara, John, Pedraza, Carlos, and Curry, James, Designing Effective Middle School Units and Designing Effective Units for Intermediate Grades Glenview, IL: IAGC (Illinois Association for Gifted Children), 1992,1993 and Developing Units for Primary Students, Bowling Green, KY: KAGE (Kentucky Association for Gifted Education) Publications, 1994
Tomlinson, Carol. A. and Eidson, Carolyn, Differentiation in Practice:  A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum in Grades K - 5, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2003
Tomlinson, Carol. A. and Eidson, Carolyn, Differentiation in Practice:  A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum in Grades 5 - 9, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2003
Tomlinson, Carol. A. and Eidson, Carolyn, Differentiation in Practice:  A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum in Grades 9 -12, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2005

SPECIALIZED TOPICS OF INTEREST

Silver, H., Brunsting, J. and Walsh, T, Math Tools: 64 Ways to Differentiate Instruction and Increase Student Engagement, Thousand Oaks, California, Corwin Press, 2008
Thomas, E. Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics, Thoughtful Education Press, 2003
Waterman, Sheryn Spencer, Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School English and Social Studies, Larchmont, NY, Eye on Education, 2009
Waterman, Sheryn Spencer, Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science, Larchmont, NY, Eye on Education, 2009

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MATERIALS

Strickland, Cindy, A., Professional Development for Differentiating Instruction, Alexandria, Va. ASCD, 2009

VIDEOS

Challenging the Gifted in the Regular Classroom, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 1994
Differentiating Instruction, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 1997
At Work in the Differentiated Classroom, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2001
Instructional Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2003
Leadership for Differentiating Instruction, Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007

RELATED

Marzano J., Pickering, Debra J.; Pollock, Jane E.; Pollock, Robert; Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000
Silver, H., Strong, R. and Perini, M.; So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences, Alexandria, VA: ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), 2000
Wormeli, Rick, Meet Me In the Middle:  Becoming an Accomplished Middle Level Teacher, Portland, Maine, Stenhouse Publishers and the National Middle School Association, 2001