Equity through Differentiated Learning
Dr. Deanna Westedt is helping teachers maximize differentiated instruction to bring out the full potential in their diverse student population. She tackles the deficit model head on, shattering misconceptions and delivering practical solutions that will help educators to manage flexible differentiation in the classroom in a way that brings equity and greater success, even to those students who could be labeled otherwise.
Dr. Westedt is a differentiated learning expert and an education consultant, well-versed in best-practice strategies. Having spent over twenty years as a teacher, she understands how to bring about real change in the classroom environment. She also understands the pedagogy behind those practical skills, having earned her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Carolina.
Bring Dr. Westedt’s expertise to your team through the learning environment that works best for your school: as keynote speaker, in-service class, training workshop, or BITTM mini event. She can join you in-person or online.
Deanna offers a wide-range of online training, such as seminars, bite-sized training topics, and one-on-one coaching. Empower your staff through online training.
In-person events with Deanna can transform how you approach your twice-exceptional students. She leads training events for educators, students, and parents.
Free articles, white papers, and suggested books on the subject of twice-exceptional children and how to educate them effectively.
Early on in my teaching program, one of the professors introduced me to the idea that teachers had the responsibility to approach the classroom through the lens of a practitioner. After all, the role a teacher has in the shaping of a student’s brain is profound. As we move through any given school year, the […]
A common rite of passage for many new parents is to make note of all the developmental milestones… that first smile, that first babble. The first year of life is a monumental period of development for young humans. As parents, we worry if they are doing things fast enough. With my second one, he was […]
Over the years, there has been differing opinions about the connection between behavioral issues in children and their diet. As early as the 80’s, families that found themselves raising complex children were encouraged to consider the diet connection (Wender, 1986). Over the years, this idea gained traction. Although many theories exist as to what the […]
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