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Supporting Differentiation with Technology. Vallorie Schlecht Educational Technology Tucson Unified School District. Why should I bother?. Today’s Topics. What is differentiation?. Hints! Give me Hints!!. What will it look like in my classroom?. Differentiation is.

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Supporting differentiation with technology

Supporting Differentiation with Technology

Vallorie Schlecht

Educational Technology

Tucson Unified School District


Today s topics

Why should I

bother?

Today’s Topics

What is

differentiation?

Hints!

Give me Hints!!

What will it look like in

my classroom?


Differentiation is

Differentiation is

doing “whatever it takes to ensure that struggling and advanced learners, students with varied cultural heritages, and children with different background experiences all grow as much as they possibly can each day, each week, and throughout the year.”

Carol Ann Tomlinson


Creating a case for change

Creating a Case for Change

  • What practices used in schools 100 years ago are still in use today?

  • What research and initiatives support the need for change?


Essential elements

Essential Elements

  • Laser-like focus

  • Data-based decisions drive instruction

  • No gingerbread kids

  • Equal, respectful work

  • Three Ring Circus


Supporting differentiation with technology

Exceeds

Meets

Approaches

Falls Far Below

Differentiation

Extensions

Reteaching

Mastery

Non-Mastery

Authentic Assessment

Group

Instruction

State Curriculum

Daily Lessons

Assessment


Differentiation

Content

Reading materials

Curriculum adjustment

Reading buddies

Process

Tiered activities

Manipulatives

Personal agendas

Product

Choice

Activities matched to learning styles/strengths

Learning Environment

Varied groups

Varied activity levels

Routines

Differentiation


Creative content

Creative Content

  • MarcoPolo

  • Cox Education Network

    • Education Online

    • Ebsco

  • Incredible Internet Information

    • Searching for information

    • Narrowing options


Prospective processes

Prospective Processes

  • Webquests, Thinkquests, Module Makers

  • Asset – Streaming Video

  • Graphic Organizers

    • Inspiration

    • Eduplace

    • Score


Possible products

Possible Products

  • Creating Choices

    • Utilizing Primary Technology Products

      • PowerPoint Presentation (video or photos)

      • Newspaper

      • Jeopardy Game

      • Tape of a Newscast

      • Excel Poster

      • Kidpix Graph

    • Using Rubrics


Inviting environments

Inviting Environments

  • Computers

  • Video Equipment

  • Audio Equipment

  • Cooking Devices

  • Digital Cameras

  • Scanners

  • Projectors

  • Telephones


Curiosity

Curiosity

It is a curiosity of teaching that no two days are alike, but, if we are not careful, all the days can take on a deadening sameness. We must remember that we have every opportunity to transform ourselves and our practice, just as we have every opportunity to stagnate, remaining much the same teachers we were when we began.

Carol Ann Tomlinson


Questions

Questions

Vallorie Schlecht

Tucson Unified School District

(520) 225-6278

[email protected]


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