This is an introductory course that focuses on strategic methods of differentiating instruction for the success of all learners in curriculum design and implementation. Students will research some of the basics of human learning and what this means for the teaching process. Effective strategies for teaching to the diversity in today’s classrooms (English learners, special populations) are identified and implemented. Various methods of assessment and effective feedback strategies are reviewed, with ongoing forums for reflecting on each candidate’s teaching practice. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards are aligned in this course with learning objectives as well as with the rubric for the mini-unit, the summative project.