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Differentiated Instruction In the Classroom

Presented by: Tamara Morris


Today’s Meet Go to www.todaysmeet/DL2014 and sign in. You can post questions, comments, etc. This page will be available for one month


Agenda

  • The What/Why of Differentiation

  • The Process of Differentiation

  • Instructional Strategies


Learning Objectives

KNOW the key concepts of differentiated instruction

UNDERSTAND why differentiation is important

BE ABLE TO use the concepts to further you learning in the PDIC Center.


I have it down I am still learningI have no idea!


Table Topics


Schools today are educating the most diverse student population ever to the highest standards ever. Do you agree or disagree with this statement-why?


What is Differentiated Instruction?

A strategic way to look at lesson design and instruction.


Differentiation is…..

A way of teaching in which teachers proactively modify the curriculum, teaching methods, resources, learning activities, environment, and student products to address the needs of individual students and/or small groups of students to maximize the learning opportunity for each student in the classroom.

*Tomlinson, et. al.


You must prioritize!


Principle Guided Approach

Learning EnvironmentCurriculum

AssessmentInstruction


Key components of Differentiated Instruction

  • Pre-Assessment

  • Environment

  • Content

  • Process

  • Product/Assessment


Why Differentiate?


Because students are different!


Differentiation improves the match between a learner’s characteristics and the components of the curriculum


Multiple Intelligences


They have varied interests……

  • But, they may not tell you!


How do I begin to differentiate? One destination. Many paths!


Simple Pattern

  • Teachers can differentiate:

    • Content

    • Process

    • Product

    • Environment

  • According to a student’s

    • Readiness

    • Interests

    • Learning Style


Readiness, Interests, Learning Profile

I have never heard of this before

I’ve heard of this, but I am not sure how it works

I know this and how to use it

What is your favorite subject? Why?

What is something you can do really well?

What do you do in your spare time?

  • I learn best when…

    • I watch someone show me how

    • Hear someone tell me how

    • Try to do it by myself


Differentiated instruction is about quality instructionQuality instruction is about quality relationships


Non-Negotiables for Differentiated Instruction

  • Supportive Learning Environment

  • Continuous Assessment

  • Hi Quality Instruction

  • Respectful Tasks

  • Flexible Grouping


Card Sort


You have been asked to write a jingle for the company Dare to Differentiate!

  • The jingle must communicate the following:

    • What is differentiation?

    • Why they should differentiate

    • Benefits of choosing to do so

      Each group has 10 minutes to create and chart their jingle.


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