STUDENT SUCCESS LEARNING TO 18 FACILITATOR”S GUIDE FOR THE DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION 2010 SUMMER PROGRAM Teacher Modules The purpose of the teacher modules is to provide a common introduction for the ministry-funded Student Success/Learning to 18 Differentiated Instruction 2010 Summer Programs across the province. There are two teacher modules for which a Power Point and handouts are provided: Module 1 Ministry Overview and Introduction to Differentiated Instruction (3 hours) presents an overview of the Differentiated Instruction Professional Learning Strategy provides an interactive session for introducing the basics of differentiated instruction. Module 2 Subject-specific Applications - Teaching/Learning Examples (1 hour) introduces the Teaching/ Learning Examples and sets the stage for further applications allows for other subject-specific connections the DVD segments and project school products Facilitators will select and modify activities from the modules according to the needs of their group rather than complete all of the activities as outlined. Facilitators may choose to work through a module before beginning the board-specific application activities or intersperse sections of the modules throughout the board-specific portions of the agenda. NOTE: Modules have also been provided for DI Administrator summer sessions and DI Knowledgeable Facilitator summer sessions. OVERVIEW OF MODULE 1 Ministry Overview and Introduction to Differentiated Instruction Please refer to the slide notes on the Power Point for specifics. Tables may be set up randomly, by subject, grade family of schools etc. Participants will have multiple opportunities to work in flexible groupings throughout Modules 1 and 2 Agenda Item Details Slide/Handout Approximate Numbers and time required Materials MINDS ON Anchor Activity As participants arrive they may complete the Anchor Activity using a DI brochure. Slide 6 provides an Slide 2 and 6 5 -10 minutes opportunity to debrief. . Handout SPM-1 Anchor Activity Brochures Agenda and The agenda, constructed using the format of a three part Learning Goals lesson, outlines the key activities for the module. Slide 3-8 5 minutes That Was Then - This is Now An optional activity is suggested in the slide notes to Handout SPM-2 reinforce reflection around the essential questions. Making Connections Organizer (2 sided on ledger or 81/2x14”) Profiles Each table group: - completes a table profile Slides 10-12 5 minutes - reads about class and student profiles (pairs) - discusses the use of profiles Handout SPM-3 Table Group Profile Educator’s Guide Introduction/ OPTIONAL - Corners –DI by learner preference Inclusion Corners are set up by learning style. Participants get Slide 13 5 -10 minutes Activity acquainted and get their “minds on” DI. Assessment for I wonder. . . Learning This activity can be completed in the same groupings as Slide 14 5 minutes the Corners or at a table group. Personal Participants use the continuum in the Grades 7-12 Learning Goal brochure to do a brief reflection and set a personal goal to Slide 15 5 -10 minutes achieve before the December break. Student This section outlines the Ministry’s Differentiated Success DI Instruction Professional Learning Strategy from the 5-10 minutes Professional beginning, highlighting that the summer programs are one Slides 16-32 Learning piece of a comprehensive, ongoing continuum of support. Strategy ACTION Clarifying DI Concept Attainment This activity helps the group build a common Slides 34-39 understanding of what DI is. 20-25 minutes Allow plenty of time for discussion and consolidation and Handout SPM-4 post the group’s consensus on the definition. Clarifying DI Note: An optional activity is provided for participants who (2 sided) have completed the concept attainment at another session. Option B handout also provided Take 5 Participants take a few moments to read the Intro to DI section of the Educator’s Guide, make connections and Slides 42-43 5 minutes consolidate their knowledge. Slides 42-43 bridge to the next activity. Educator’s Guide Underlying Concept Formation / Closed Sort Principles of DI The participants list and then classify the Slides 44-47 15 -20 minutes strategies they use. Option B Note: An optional activity is provided for participants who requires a have completed the closed sort at another session. handout Knowing the Participants read one of 3 sections in Knowing the Learner Learner in the Educator’s Guide and share. Slide 48 5 minutes Educator’s Guide Exploring the Participants take a few moments to note the page Educator’s numbers that correspond to the various aspects of the DI Slide 49 Guide Instructional Framework HandoutSPM-2 Making Connections Key Features of This section uses a video to deepen understanding of the a DI Classroom key features of a differentiated classroom. Facilitators are Slides 50 - 53 30 minutes encouraged to use video segments throughout the two days to highlight various aspects of DI and subject- Handout SPM-5 specific applications. Looking for DI Sources for Video Segments Option B - 2007 Educator’s Package - Grades 7-8 DVD (A handout also short description of each chapter is posted at provided www.edugains.ca) DVD Segment - 2010 Secondary DVD Educator’s If internet is available show how the available secondary Guide products from the project schools are linked to the DVD segments. Key Features Reference Card (Related secondary products available at edugains) DI Structures Learning Centres- DI by readiness This section uses grouping by interest to explain six Slides 54 -55 structures: 30 minutes - Choice boards Handout SPM-6 - Tiering DI Structures - RAFT assignments (ledger size - Cubing paper) - Learning Centres/Stations - Learning contracts 2010 Educator’s Guide NOTE: Facilitators may want to postpone this section until later if they plan to spend more time (with application) on Scrapbook specific DI structures. CONSOLIDATION Summarizing DI Choice Board – DI by learner preference Participants prepare to demonstrate their understanding Slides 56- 62 30 minutes with of DI by choosing an option from the Choice Board. presentation OR time as required Option B is provided for groups with more DI knowledge STUDENT SUCCESS LEARNING TO 18 FACILITATOR”S GUIDE FOR THE DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION 2010 SUMMER PROGRAM OVERVIEW OF MODULE 2 Subject-specific Applications - The Teaching Learning Examples Please refer to the slide notes on the Power Point for specific details. Agenda Item Details Slide/Handout Approximate Numbers time required MINDS ON Agenda and The agenda, constructed using the format of a three part Learning Goals lesson, outlines the key activities for the module. Slides 2-3 3 minutes Inclusion Think Pair Share Activity Participants find a partner and share ideas about which Slide 4 10 minutes concept(s) in a subject area they might like to address through differentiation in order to increase student success. Lists of TLXs These two slides were used in the Professional Learning Strategy overview in Module 1. Slides 5-6 3 minutes Overview of TLX Matching Activity Format Participants match the visuals of the various sections of Slides 7-9 the Teaching Learning Examples with the function of the 10 minutes section. Handout SPMod2-01 (print on 81/2”x14” legal size paper) ACTION Looking at Looking for DI – DI by interest Specific TLXs In pairs, participants look for the underlying principles Slides 11-13 and the key features in a Teaching/Learning Example of 15 minutes their choice. Handout SPMod2-02 Looking for DI Looking at DI Bingo – DI by interest Specific TLXs Each participant at the table looks at a different Slide 14 Teaching/Learning Example/ subject-specific DVD 15 minutes segment in order to locate various aspects of DI . Handout SPMod2-03 DI Bingo DVD segments as appropriate CONSOLIDATION Development of Participants work together in subject/grade groups to a DI TLX develop a Teaching/Learning Example for a concept in a Slide 16 Varies by subject of choice or revise a recently used lesson in a target group subject of choice to incorporate differentiated instruction. Handout readiness, SPMod2-04 interests and Facilitators may provide the blank teaching/learning (Blank TLX learner templates for use. Other templates may be provided Templates) preferences based on the needs of the participants in the group. Scrapbook Facilitators build in opportunities to share within subject teams at various points in development. Educator’s Guide Extensions Facilitators develop tailored application activities for the Teaching/Learning Examples in order to meet the needs of the specific group.
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