Area of Focus
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
Workshops, Institutes, and Consulting Services

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners®

This multi-day workshop series, based on the book Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners by Paula Rutherford, is designed to help teachers focus on ways to recognize, respect, and respond to differences in learners with practical and research-based approaches. It can be scheduled on sequential days as a summer institute or in an ongoing format throughout the school year. The later format provides participants the opportunity to return to their worksites between sessions and conduct action research implementing what they learned through the insightful presentations and collegial collaboration embedded in the workshop series.Learn more.  


View the Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners PowerPoint slides we used in our recent workshop
for San Diego State University’s Educational Leadership Program and their guests from San Diego USD.


Closing the Engagement Gap

This workshop series provides participants an opportunity to engage in experiential learning and professional dialogue about strategies that so engage students that they may even forget that they are learning. Based on the book, Active Learning and Engagement Strategies, this workshop helps teachers build capacity to move students toward mastery of  rigorous state learning standards and to demonstrate their own skillfulness with the teacher performance criteria that focus on student engagement. Learn more.