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Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Knowing Your Students. Webinar presented by : Dr. Sonya Carr, Educational Consultant Based on the work of the LPPS Inclusion Strategy Team (2009-2011) October, 2011. Pause and Reflect. Why is it important to get to know your students?

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Differentiated instruction strategies for knowing your students

Differentiated InstructionStrategies for KnowingYour Students

Webinar presented by:

Dr. Sonya Carr,

Educational Consultant

Based on the work

of the LPPS Inclusion

Strategy Team (2009-2011)October, 2011

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Differentiated instruction strategies for knowing your students

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Pause and reflect

Pause and Reflect

Why is it important

to get to know your students?

What steps have you taken

to know your students?

Differentiated instruction means teaching students according to their individual needs.

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Knowing your students

Knowing Your Students

Interests:

  • Conversation with student

  • Sharing with class

  • Interest inventory

    Sample items:

  • What do you like about school? Why?

  • What is difficult for you at school? Why?

  • How do you learn best?

  • What is your favorite thing to do after school?

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Differentiated instruction strategies for knowing your students

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Knowing your students1

Knowing Your Students

Learning Profile:

Identify strengths and areas that need improvement

  • Modality preferences (e.g., verbal, visual, tactile/kinesthetic, multisensory)

  • Multiple Intelligences (e.g., linguistic, logical mathematical, spatial, etc.)

  • Systematic student observations

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Modality preferences

Modality Preferences

  • Auditory

  • Visual

  • Tactile/

    Kinesthetic

  • Multisensory

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Differentiated instruction strategies for knowing your students

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Systematic student observation

Systematic Student Observation

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Knowing your students2

Knowing Your Students

Readiness (for specific content): Determine what students already know before planning and delivering effective instruction.

  • Pre-Test

  • Test scores

  • Informal assessment

    (e.g., checklists, rating scales, teacher–made tests)

  • Conversations with other teachers

  • Student observations

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Create profiles student profile card

Create Profiles:Student Profile Card

Gender Dot

Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic

Modality

Analytical, Creative, Practical

Sternberg

Student’s Interests

Multiple Intelligence Preference_____

Gardner

Favorite Sport or Hobby

____________________

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One page student profile summary

Achievement Levels

Formal

Informal

Other

Interests , Hobbies, Motivators

Behavioral issues/referrals

Learner Characteristics

Predominant learning style

MI strengths

Other Strengths

Self-management Strategies

Areas of Concern

One-Page Student Profile Summary

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Differentiated instruction strategies for knowing your students

Class Profile

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Use profiles to create groups

Cluster learner needs to make instructional planning more efficient.

Common Student Patterns:

Need for reading support

Need for vocabulary building

Difficulty attending in class

Need to address strengths in an area of study

Need for targeted instruction and practice

Tomlinson & McTighe (2006)

Use Profiles to Create Groups

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Teacher resources

Teacher Resources:

Get-acquainted Activities (visit websites for examples)

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4377

http://atozteacherstuff.com/Tips/Back-to-School/Icebreakers-Getting_Acquainted/index.shtml

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/back-to-school/new-teacher/48343.html

http://www.middleschool.net/back-to-school-activities.htm

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/icebreakers-for-high-school-students.html

The following resources can be found in LPPS Moodle:

  • Student Profile template

  • Surveys

    • Multiple Intelligences Survey

    • Modality Preferences Survey

    • Learning Styles Survey

    • Student Interest Survey

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For more information visit lpps moodle or contact

For more information, visit LPPS Moodle or contact:

  • Ms. Felicia Boyd, LPPS Special Education Teacher [email protected]

  • Ms. Anita Clark, LPPS General Education Teacher

    [email protected]

  • Ms. Demarious Poole, Inclusion/Staff Development Coordinator, [email protected]

  • Dr. Sonya Carr, Educational Consultant

    [email protected]

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