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2019 Private Schools Summer Conference

Differentiation: Practical Strategies for Implementation.

August 20-21 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • Jo Cheadle


Two-day professional development training sessions for teachers, administrators, and other education personnel employed by State Board approved private schools on the topic of Differentiation: Practical Strategies for Implementation.

Seattle Pacific University
August 20–21
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Event Notes

About the Topic

The topic of this summer's conferences is Differentiation. 

At the heart of quality learning is the essential need to accurately match work and teaching strategies to student starting points; the art of effective differentiation. Differentiation has been a buzz word in education for many years, but still remains a mystifying concept for many educators, making translation to practical classroom activities very difficult. 

Class Measures associates are skilled in the art of demystifying differentiation, supporting teachers to make impactful choices from a range of techniques and strategies that will guide improved student learning, progress and achievement. We are excited to welcome colleagues to explore and practice the most successfully implemented differentiation practices with us in the Class Measures two-day interactive workshop.

During these sessions, participants will engage in presentations, discussions and practical activities that address themes such as:

  • The physiological need to differentiate - an overview of scientific and academic research.
  • Practical lesson design - making standards fit our students through skilled standards unpacking.
  • When to differentiate and when to scaffold.
  • Differentiation methods – a full overview of the seven models of effective differentiation.
  • Responding to social and emotional needs with differentiated practices.
  • Using project-based learning/cross-curricular learning to meet individual needs.
  • Specific strategies in differentiation for English language learners.
  • The fully differentiated lesson – an exemplary case-study that includes the effective use of technology in the classroom.

We hope you can join us!


Seattle Pacific University
Upper Gwinn Conference Room
3307 3rd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

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Registration check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 8:55 a.m. We highly discourage late check-ins due to the interruption it causes in the learning process. Please keep in mind that there will be many people trying to check-in, so please come early and use your extra time to network with other participants. 

An event agenda will be posted and sent to you in the upcoming weeks.

What to Bring:

A laptop computer with wifi capabilities will be required to complete this training. A water bottle—water won’t be provided, so please bring refreshments and snacks to keep you hydrated and well fed for the duration of the conference.

Lunch and Refreshments:

Lunch and refreshments will not be provided at this conference. We encourage all conference participants to be aware of this and to plan accordingly. If you don’t plan on bringing your own lunch, please find a list of restaurants at: and

Clock Hours:

Six clock hours are available each day. It is your responsibility to sign-in each morning and sign-out each afternoon session to receive your clock hours.


Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Avenue West Seattle WA 98119


  • Tue, August 20 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Check-In: 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Upper Gwinn Commons
  • Wed, August 21 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Check-In: 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Upper Gwinn Commons


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Registration Ends
Friday Aug 9, 2019 11:59 PM
Registration is now closed.

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: SPJ0007
12.00 Clock Hours