This year’s Private Schools Summer Conference will offer three two-day sessions on Differentiation: Practical Strategies for Implementation led by Class Measures. Class Measures associates are skilled in the art of demystifying differentiation, supporting teachers to make impactful choices from a range of techniques and strategies that will guide improved student learning, progress and achievement. Each session will contain the same content and materials.

During these sessions, participants will engage in presentations, discussions and practical activities that address themes such as:

  • The physiological need to differentiate – an overview of scientific and academic research.
  • Practical lesson design – making standards fit our students through skilled standards unpacking.
  • When to differentiate and when to scaffold.
  • Differentiation methods – a full overview of the seven models of effective differentiation.
  • Responding to social and emotional needs with differentiated practices.
  • Using project-based learning/cross-curricular learning to meet individual needs.
  • Specific strategies in differentiation for English language learners.
  • The fully differentiated lesson – an exemplary case-study that includes the effective use of technology in the classroom.

Registration Process
Registration for all conferences is posted on the Title II, Part A Private Schools website and on (links below). The last day to register for all conferences is May 31.

Seattle Pacific University
June 24–25
9 am–4 pm

Gonzaga University
June 27–28
9 am–4 pm

Seattle Pacific University
August 20–21
9 am–4 pm

Each conference is:

  • FREE to private school educators employed by State Board of Education approved private schools
  • Training materials are included
  • Provides free clock hours!

If you have any questions, please contact your Private Schools Advisory Committee (PSAC) representative or Pat Smithson, Program Supervisor, at 360-725-6340 or email The Agency TTY number is 360-664-3631.