PowerPoint Presentations by Sandra Page, ASCD Consultant
Engaging students in the learning process using activities that motivate and challenge students of all ability levels to remain on task is probably one of the most frustrating aspects of the teaching-learning process. What can teachers do to motivate and challenge all students when so many different needs are represented in a single classroom? Where does one begin? Differentiated instruction offers research-based strategies to teachers interested in pursuing these questions. R.S.U. No. 67 used Title II-A funds to bring ASCD consultant Sandra Page to Lincoln for three days during the summer or 2006 and three days during the summer of 2007. Additionally, Ms. Page worked with all of the Mattanawcook Academy teachers for a day in the fall of 2007. The following slides were used during her presentations. Slides should be used for educational purposes only and should appropriately credit Ms. Page and ASCD. The use of some slides may require additional reading. Books and videos about differentiated instruction are available through the Office of the R.S.U. No. 67 Director of Curriculum and Academic Achivement.
Sandra Page currently serves as the coordinator of gifted programs and curriculum coordinator of health and physical education in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro (North Carolina)
Public School System. Along with providing professional development on differentiated instruction, she has worked extensively with teachers to develop and write differentiated curriculum targeted at diverse learners, including the gifted and talented. She authored a chapter in Differentiation in Practice: Grades K–5, her conference session on Quality Rubrics is featured on the ASCD Differentiated Instruction in Action CD-ROM, and she has published articles in Educational Leadership. She co-authored a Handbook for Training Future Problem-Solving Teams and has completed a video on the topic. Ms. Page has presented for numerous educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. She is a licensed trainer on facilitative leadership with Interaction Associates. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Ms. Page taught in middle schools and also served as a museum educator. She holds a master's degree in school administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a member of the ASCD Differentiated Instruction Cadre.