Technology can be harnessed to achieve a variety of instructional goals. But perhaps, one area where we as teachers could use it more is to differentiate. Using technology to differentiate instruction can seem daunting at first, however with the right tools almost anything is possible. Technology can help engage visual and auditory learners, provide needed repetition of tasks and concepts for struggling learners, and help motivate students to keep learning through role play, scenarios or game based applications. This course will look at a few research based best teaching practices for differentiation and how these strategies can be applied to a blended learning or technology rich classroom environment. By the end of this course, participants will have created or revised at least one differentiated lesson plan to use in their classroom the following school year.

The AVLI Summer Book Club welcomes all teachers, administrators, parents, and other interested adults to engage in discourse framed around a carefully-selected text.  The 2019 Summer Book Club first session focuses on Jonathan Doyle's Tools and Fuels (How Catholic teachers can become Saints, Beat Burnout and Save the World.  Together we will share thoughts in online forums, meet online in synchronous zoom sessions that include the author of the text, and explore the insights and examine the conundrums that are presented in Doyle's best-selling book.


The AVLI Summer Book Club welcomes all teachers, administrators, parents, and other interested adults to engage in discourse framed around a carefully-selected text.  The 2019 Summer Book Club second session focuses on Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street.