Winter 2023: Differentiated Instruction

December 11-12, 2023

The LCTL and Indigenous Languages Partnership at Michigan State University is excited to offer a two-day, in-person workshop for teachers of less commonly taught languages.  

Due to popular demand this is a repeat of the May 2023 workshop topic on Differentiated Instruction. The workshop, led by Dr. Thomas Garza of the University of Texas at Austin, will have participants explore ways to facilitate proficiency development for classes with heterogenous learners (i.e., differing proficiency levels, heritage learners, etc.). 

The workshop will take place in person at Michigan State University on Monday, December 11th and Tuesday, December 12th


Attendees are allocated up to $700 reimbursement of travel and lodging expenses (but depending on overall costs of all attendees, the grant may be able to reimburse more costs). Details will be sent to attendees on policies and procedures about this.


Applications are due by September 22, 2023, and selected applicants should anticipate receiving an email regarding their status by Friday, September 29, 2023.

Tentative Agenda

Monday, December 11th

8:30 – 9:00

Coffee, Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome; Introductions

9:15 – 12:00

Teaching the Whole Class: Differentiated Instruction (Presentation)

12:00 – 1:45

Lunch (provided)

1:45 – 3:00

Teaching the Whole Class: Differentiated Instruction (Wrapping up morning discussion, beginning group hands-on time)

3:00 – 3:30


3:30 – 4:30

Group hands-on time

5:00 – 7:00

Dinner (provided)

Tuesday, December 12th

8:30 – 9:00

Coffee, Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00


12:00 – 1:45

Lunch (provided)


Wrap up, evaluation, and official farewell