Supporting Diverse Learners Within the Classroom. Programming using Differentiated Instruction: Getting to Know Your Students. Chinook’s Edge School Division Presenter: Dawn Normoyle. Reaching Students Who Learn in Different Ways . Animal School. Today’s Outcomes:.
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Supporting Diverse Learners Within the Classroom
Programming using Differentiated Instruction: Getting to Know Your Students
Chinook’s Edge School Division
Presenter: Dawn Normoyle
Differentiated instruction is a philosophy and an
approach to teaching in which teachers and
school communities actively work to support the learning of all students through strategic assessment, thoughtful planning and targeted, flexible instruction.
Making a Difference: Meeting Diverse Learning Needs with Differentiated Instruction
Fairness is not everyone getting
the same thing.
It is when everyone
gets what they need!
* Critical to get to know your students
3 Minute uzzzz…
Use the sheet to reflect on your learning so
(Wiggins and McTighe,2005)
“Teaching in the dark is a questionable business!”
This is a tool that can be used to differentiate groups in your classroom!
Rationale: This is an activity that will create partners within the classroom. There partnerships are
based on student choice, readiness, interest, and learning profiles (which are assessed at the beginning
of the year).
If students are all doing the same activity use choice partners, if ability is needed use readiness, if want
to promote interest use interest, and if want to focus on how they learn best use learning profile.
Use this in building your lesson plans.
Example of Partners
1:00 Interest based2:00 Readiness based3:00 Learner profile4:00 Student’s choice
5:00 Interest based6:00 Readiness based 7:00 Learner profile8:00 Student’s choice
9:00 Interest based 10:00 Readiness based 11:00 Learner profile 12:00 Student’s choice
Have students find choice partners for 4:00, 8:00, and 12:00. Collect them and fill in the rest of the
partnerships based on the assessment material that you have gathered. Copy and keep in keep in a duo
or binder. Hand back the originals to the students and have them put in the front of their binders for