June Preszler, TIE, Wall School District Dec. 7, 2007 http:// jpreszler.tie.wikispaces.net /. The Differentiated Journey: Exploring New Territory. Defining differentiation Considering choice Finding differentiation through choice Using differentiation and choice. Goals :.
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Wall School District
Dec. 7, 2007
Finding differentiation through choice
Using differentiation and choiceGoals:
(From Carol Ann Tomlinson, ASCD)
Differentiation of Instruction
Differentiation Strategy Booklets, 4-6
guided by general principles of differentiation
respectful tasks flexible grouping ongoing assessment
teachers can differentiate
Content Process Product
according to students’
Readiness Interests Learning Profile
through a range of instructional and management strategies
What do you think it means?
Think-Ink-Pair-Share—Content Area Writing, 12-13Counting Coup
But a thing
“The biggest enemy our children have are those things sitting in front of you and they’re called books.”—Gerard BakerThe Enemy in Front of Us
“We have to redefine our enemies and conquer them.”The Warrior
How could you use this type of activity or a variation of it when teaching vocabulary?How Did We do?
Empowering the student
Becoming a warrior
Conquering the enemyThe (Battle) Plan
Understand that counting coup can be applied to more contemporary situations, including the struggles that students face in schools.
Do a drawing depicting your understanding of the concepts and be able to explain that interpretation to group. Furthermore, I wanted you to consider how this concept might affect the way you approach students.I Wanted You to
CNN enters the virtual world reporting the news as it happens in Second Life
(11/13/07)CNN I-Report Hub in Second Life
4-12, pages 8-9
C Level reflects what happens in Second LifeEVERY student must be able to KNOW, UNDERSTAND and DO.The Levels
Three Facts and a Fib happens in Second Life
Strategies to Help Struggling Readers, page 25A Little Lie Goes a Long Ways
1.When I took my son to college, I camped out in the dorm parking lot for the first night…just in case.
2.I played soccer for a championship youth team in Brazil in the 1970s.
3.In one month, I traveled over 3000 miles for education-related business, had one accident in a BHSSC/TIE vehicle, and received two undeserved speeding tickets.
4. I began my professional career as a recipe writer for the Aberdeen American News.Three Facts and A Fib
Today you began to
learn about Second Life
EXIT CARD GROUPINGS parking lot for the first night…just in case.
of concept or skill
Students who are
struggling with the
concept or skill
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Maryland
List three things you learned today. parking lot for the first night…just in case.
List two questions you’d still like to explore.
List one method of differentiation and/or choice that you might apply in your classroom.Our Exit Card