Differentiated instruction is one of the most challenging tasks for teachers because we want to ensure that we reach each of our students daily, but we also need to find the time to plan for that instruction. Join Reba Gordon Matthews as she shares how to implement the differentiated instruction elements introduced by Carol Ann Tomlinson in a simplified way using the time and strategy tools that are readily available in your learning space. You will also learn best practices to help your students perform to the best of their unique abilities based upon their readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

Presented by Reba Gordon Matthews

Reba Gordon Matthews is an educational consultant with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a freelance coach, and instructional designer. She has over 20 years of teaching experience and holds master’s degrees in instructional design and educational technology. Reba is also the co-founder and executive director of The Jamal Gordon Hill Foundation. This organization supports at-risk young people with academic tutoring, technology training, and college scholarships.


  • Identify the teacher’s role in connecting the key pillars of differentiated instruction: content, process, and product.
  • Recognize how students respond to their learning based upon readiness, interest, and learning profiles.
  • Discover ways to use time and strategy tools within the learning space to assist with differentiating instruction.

Special Technology Instructions


Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss the elements of differentiated instruction to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 0.50


Viewed a 30 Min On-Demand Course

25 points
On course completion