Differentiation. On the Road to Success. Your curriculum guide can provide you with ideas as you work through these modules. Learning About Differentiation. This series of modules will guide you through the processes and strategies of differentiation.
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Your curriculum guide can provide you with ideas as you work through these modules.
This series of modules
will guide you through
the processes and strategies
Providing options for students to
Differentiation is reacting responsively to the learner’s needs to maximize student growth and success.
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Goal is to link learners with the essential knowledge and skills at appropriate levels of challenge and interest.
Principles of Differentiation: Assess & Adjust
How the students make sense of the content.
The demonstration of the learning.
The way in which the teacher connects the learning with real life utility and prior knowledge.
Complexity provides opportunities to examine relationships between and within disciplines.
Less ready may need
More advanced may need
Interest refers to the child’s affinity, curiosity, or passion.
The learning profile has to do with how we learn.
Content – Process – Product
Readiness – Interest – Learning Profile
Module 2: Modifications
Module 3: Compacting Curriculum
Module 4: Acceleration
Module 5: Independent Study
Module 6: Assessment and Reflection
* multiple intelligences * literature circles
* jigsaw * tiered lessons
* taped material * tiered products
* anchor activities * learning contracts
* varying organizers * orbitals
* varied texts * 4MAT
* varied supplementary materials * interest centers
* learning contracts * interest groups
* small group instruction * varied homework
* group investigation * varied journal prompts
* varied questioning strategies *complex instruction
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