Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive classroom and school environments.
Differentiation is a way of teaching; it’s not a program or package of worksheets. It asks teachers to know their students well so they can provide each one with experiences and tasks that will improve learning. As Carol Ann Tomlinson has said, differentiation means giving students multiple options for taking in information (1999). Differentiating instruction means that you observe and understand the differences and similarities among students and use this information to plan instruction.

Thank you for visiting the Differentiation page for information, resources and helpful links on Differentiating Instruction.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Cindy Waden

Cindy Waden

Cindy Waden is the PBIS and Collaboration Professional Learning Coach for the Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services. She has worked with students that have severe emotional and behavioral disabilities for twenty years both in and out of the school settings. Cindy has been providing training and technical assistance to local districts and school staff for the past twelve years and has participated in several initiatives through the Kentucky Department of Education

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.”

 ~Ignacio Estrada


Differentiation Classroom     Differentiating Instruction Gr. 1-4Differentiating Instructions 3-8Differentiating Instruction Gr. 7-12


Helpful Resources and Videos:

What is Differentiated Instruction Video – Carol Ann Tomlinson

Rationale for Differentiation Video – Carol Ann Tomlinson

DI Graphic Organizer


Trainings and Technical Assistance Offered:

Overview of Differentiation

Growing Students by Meeting Them Where They Are: How to Plan for a Differentiated Classroom

Assistance with Differentiating Specific Content


Contact Cindy Waden