CLARIFYING DI (How will I know DI when I see it by rkSA52


									  CLARIFYING DI (How will I know DI when I see it?)                           (SPM2010Handout4)
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  Concept Attainment Strategy
1. Examine the ‘YES’ examples for attributes that are missing in the ‘NO’ examples.
2. In the box entitled ‘DI is’ on page 2 of this handout, note the attributes that the ‘YES’ examples have that the ‘NO’ examples do not.
3. In the box write a summary statement about what DI is (hypothesis).


                                       YES Examples                                                  NO Examples
  1.               Assessment and adjustments to instruction                     The amount of time for topics and activities is determined
                   are ongoing                                                   by the amount to be covered in the time provided.

  2.               Students complete assignments that are designed               All students complete the same assignments.
                   based on their interests, learning preferences or

  3.               Learning opportunities range from whole class                 There is a predominance of whole-class instruction.
                   instruction to individual learning contracts to flexible
                   interest, preference or readiness-based grouping.

  4.               Students have choices about topics, kinds of activities,      For assessment and evaluation purposes, all students
                   and ways of demonstrating their knowledge and skills.         demonstrate their learning in the same way (e.g., a test, a
                                                                                 project, presentation)

  5.               Students at all levels of readiness work on tasks that        The teacher uses a pre-test to determine the starting
                   are interesting and appealing.                                place for learning and all students begin at this same starting
  SSL-18ITEB: Differentiated Instruction Summer Program - Teachers, 2010                                                   HANDOUT 3
Your Hypothesis                                                                                     Page 2

  D.I. is . . . (notes)

  DI is . . . (our summary hypothesis)

Putting your hypothesis to the test!
Think about your summary hypothesis.
Into which category, YES or NO, do each of the following ‘testers’ fall? Why?

                         Everyone reads the same book.
                         Some students demonstrate learning through an oral presentation; some demonstrate the same learning
            2.           through a written assignment.

                         Students who struggle with the knowledge and skills needed for a particular area of study are always grouped
            3.           together and work together.
                         For the same history assignment, some students work with a full journal article; some work with a précis of the
            4.           article

SSL-18ITEB: Differentiated Instruction Summer Program - Teachers, 2010                                                     HANDOUT 3

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