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National Differentiated Instruction Conference Challenges Educators to Raise the Bar in the Classroom

PETERBOROUGH, N.H., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of the nation's leading providers of professional development for educators, invites K-12 educators to raise the bar in their classrooms as they discover innovative strategies to motivate and engage all learners at the annual National Conference on Differentiated Instruction, taking place July 18-22, 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Be a part of the world's largest differentiated instruction and discover real, relevant differentiated instruction that will maximize learning for all students. With more than 4,000 attendees each year, this four-day event inspires educators to bring Differentiated Instruction (DI) at the forefront of their instruction. With a focus on foundational, next steps, and grade-specific strategies, this conference delivers core instructional principles and activities that make learning appropriate for each child, regardless of current ability or skill level.

This year's conference is rich with new talent, including teachers who are classroom practitioners "in the trenches," and a variety of 75-minute, half-day, and full-day options. Inspirational keynote addresses and sessions from best-selling author Dave Burgess (Teach Like a PIRATE) and slam-poet Taylor Mali set the tone for a conference filled with energy, classroom-tested solutions to boost achievement, and strategies to deliver an extraordinary impact on educators (and their students).

Research has shown that with the ever-increasing need for classroom rigor and standards-based instruction, educators need dynamic offerings from dynamic experts. The National Conference on Differentiated Instruction is a one-of-a-kind opportunities for teachers to enjoy in-depth strategy sessions and ready-to-use ideas for supporting all learners in the classroom. Topics are tailored specifically to include the most up-to-date educational trends and current issues, and the hands-on sessions provide sound examples of how to differentiate content, product, and process.

Today's classrooms are rich with diversity, so it's essential that educators are able to reach ALL learners! Discover how to develop a DI mindset to find different and unique ways to serve all your students, and leave with ideas for how to best divide your time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct students from various backgrounds and with different readiness levels, and abilities.

"The end result will be a classroom full of engaged, critical thinkers," promises Mia Leonard-Solis of SDE, who planned and programmed the event.

Featured presenters include the ever-popular Rick Wormeli, Dr. Debbie Silver, Dan St. Romain, and Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. With these all-star presenters and 20+ other talented experts, the conference is sure to bolster educators' classroom instruction in the upcoming school year.

This year's conference was developed with grade-specific tracks and suggested sessions designed to make each educators' conference more meaningful and to provide them with techniques and tactics most applicable to their particular grade range (Foundational, Next Steps, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, Special Populations, Administrator). While based on thorough consumer research and sure to connect with each educator's needs, educators are also welcome to choose their own lineup for a truly unique and personalized conference experience.

You'll find new skills and approaches to implement in your day-to-day teaching and enjoy conference "add-ons," including an afternoon with Story Pirates, a CSB Exhibit Hall with more than 100 vendors, a camaraderie booth, and innovative take-away tips.

The National Conference on Differentiated Instruction is the perfect fit for administrators, with sessions that speak to their specific needs, and allow educators to leave with a renewed sense of purpose and motivation for what they do. Attendees will learn how to manage the current challenges in administration including evaluation, student assessment, school climate and culture, and more. With an entire track devoted to Administrators, the conference is rich in content with direct application.

"This is a great opportunity to sharpen your teaching saw and bring home sound, practical strategies that will make your teaching life not only easier, but more inspiring," says Leonard-Solis. "We believe educators have the most important jobs in the world, and you deserve a conference that helps you be the best teacher you can be!"

The DI conference is one of eight outstanding national conferences that SDE hosts each summer, divided between Las Vegas, Chicago, and Orlando. It features two pre-conference events, the Administrator Summit, and Power-Up!, both requiring separate registration.

About SDE

SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.

For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit, or to call 1-800-462-1478.

SOURCE Staff Development for Educators

For further information: Media Contact: Michelle Reed, Staff Development for Educators,, 800-462-1478