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Differentiated Instruction

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									Differentiated
 Instruction
What is Differentiation?

Differentiation means creating multiple
      pathways so that students of
  different readiness levels, interests,
     or learning profiles experience
    equally appropriate ways to learn.
   Differentiate because of:

• Readiness

• Learning Styles

• Student Interests
Differentiate Through:
“All students can learn,
 but all students do not
learn in the same ways.”
         -Forsten
      Differentiate for …
•   English language learners
•   Below-grade-level students
•   On-grade-level students
•   Gifted students
•   Special education students
•   At-risk students
Good Strategies for Differentiating by
                        Content
•   Emphasis on higher level
    thinking
•   Tiered Assignments
•   Enrichment/ Extension Units
•   Open-Ended Questions
•   Independent Study
•   Learning contracts
•   Accelerated content
    Good Strategies for Differentiating
                  Process
• Tiered Assignments
• Interest Centers
• Flexible Grouping
• Seminar
• Literature Circles
• Problem-Based
  Learning/ Creative
  Problem Solving
• Bloom’s Taxonomy
    Good Strategies for Differentiating
                 Product
• Thinking Maps
• Rubrics
• Open-Ended Tasks
• Formative
  Assessments
• Choice Menus
• Exit Cards
• Personal Agendas
     Tiered Instruction
•   A means of teaching one concept
    and meeting the different learning
    needs in a group.
      Learning Centers
•   A small area within the classroom
    where students work alone or
    interact with others, using
    instructional materials to explore
    one or more subject areas
     Personal Agendas
• Personalized lists of tasks that a
  student must complete in a
  specified time, usually two to three
  weeks.
  Compacted Curriculum
• Encourages teachers to assess
  students before beginning a unit of
  study or development of a skill.
• Students who do well on the pre-
  assessment do not continue work on
  what they already know.
     Flexible Grouping
• Allows students to be appropriately
  challenged and avoids labeling a
  student's readiness as static.
      Internet-Based
       Investigation
• Strategies for Differentiating
• Provides opportunities for students
  to explore topics of personal
  interest while supporting their
  research skills.
    Learning Contract
• A written agreement between a
  teacher and a student that will
  result in students working
  independently.
• The contract helps students to set
  daily and weekly work goals and
  develop management skills.
          Exit Cards
• Summarize in one clear sentence
  the main idea of a specific learning
  experience.
The mediocre teacher tells.
 The good teacher explains.
   The superior teacher
 demonstrates. The great
     teacher inspires.
       William Arthur Ward

								
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