Carol Ann Tomlinson has been a
faculty member at the University of Virginia's Curry
School of Education, where she is currently Professor and
Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy.
Also at U.Va., she is Co-Director of the University's
Institutes on Academic Diversity. Special interests throughout
her career have included curriculum and instruction
for struggling learners and advanced learners, effective
instruction in heterogeneous settings, and encouraging
creative and critical thinking in the classroom.
Carol is a reviewer for eight journals and is author of over
200 articles, book chapters, books, and other professional
development materials. For ASCD, she has authored How
to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms,
The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of
All Learners, Leadership for Differentiated Schools and
Classrooms, the facilitator's guide for the video staff development
sets called Differentiating Instruction, and At Work
in the Differentiated Classroom, as well as a professional
inquiry kit on differentiation. Most recently, she coauthored
a book with Jay McTighe titled Integrating
Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design:
Connecting Content and Kids and with Kay Brimijoin and
Lane Narvaez co-authored The Differentiated School:
Making Revolutionary Change or Teaching and Learning.
For Corwin Press, she is co-author of The Parallel
Curriculum Model: A Design to Develop High Potential
and Challenge High Ability Learners. Carol's books on
differentiation have been translated into eleven languages.
She works throughout the U.S. and abroad with teachers
whose goal is to develop more responsive heterogeneous