The Nuts and Bolts. of Differentiated Instruction. KHS Study Groups. Differentiating Instruction:. What is it? How do I plan to meet the needs of my students? How do I group my students to reap the most benefits?.
The Nuts and Bolts
KHS Study Groups
“The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all children as if they were variants of the same individual, and thus to feel justified in teaching them the same subjects in the same way”
A mistake we often make in
education is to plan the
curriculum materials very
carefully, arrange all the
instructional materials wall to
wall, open the doors of the
school, and then find to our
dismay that they’ve sent us the
Using assessment data to determine the instructional needs of students, differentiated instruction is planned and delivered with precision.
1) Using manipulatives
2) Using texts at more than one level
3) Using texts, computer programs, tape recorders, videos, pictures, etc.
Process is how the learner comes to make sense of, understand, and own the key facts, concepts and skills of the subject.
Process = Activity
We can differentiate an activity
or process by:
Ex: Write a letter, draw a political cartoon or create a diagram
Products refer to the items a student can use to demonstrate what he or she understands and can be able to do as a result of an extended period of study.
Examples of Products:
We can differentiate products by allowing students to:
3. Teachers provide students with extensive opportunities to practice strategies and offer high-quality feedback.
4. Teachers structure ample review and opportunities for learning how and when to use strategies, within the context of instruction.
What is differentiated instruction?
Planned and delivered with precision
Which students receive differentiated instruction?
Which elements of the curriculum can be differentiated?
Content, Process, and Product