DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES. Enrichment for Advanced Learners Presented by Your Gifted Services Team. Your Gifted Services/ Project Excel Team. Asst. Superintendent Walter Davis – Director of Teaching and Learning Karen Rumley – District Coordinator, High School GIS
Enrichment for Advanced Learners
Your Gifted Services Team
WHAT do they ALREADY know? (content, skills, etc.)
WHAT can they LEARN MORE QUICKLY than classmates?
WHAT background is needed to understand the lesson– who has it & who does not?
Learning Styles/ Preferences
I Get GT-Ed
Add CHOICE and VARIETY to a lesson
Develop learning activities at the appropriate and different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Number or letter boxes so that activities can be assigned or recommended to students based on their abilities, interests or learning styles.
Consider designating one box “Write your idea here” so that a child can use creativity to develop his/her own learning activity. Approve each self-designed learning activity before the student pursues it.
Develop rubrics, as needed, for learning activities provided in the extension menu.
Develop a Student/Parent/Teacher Learning Contract. This allows students and parents and teachers to think realistically about how the student can be successful. For example, a student may chose to create a video, but does he have the resources available?
I have chosen to complete project # ___.
I will complete this project □ independently/□ with peers.
Peers I am working with are:________________________
I have discussed my choices with my teacher and my parents, and I feel as though I will be able to manage my time to complete these projects on the due date of____________________.
Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom...by Susan Winebrenner
So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles And Multiple Intelligences by Harvey Silver and Richard Strong
What To Do When Gifted Kids Don’t Have all the Answers
by James R. Delisle
Identify content or skills focused on in a unit
Pretest to see what the student already knows
Provide alternate tasks to extend learning and eliminate repetition
Allow for CHOICE, EXTENSION, REMEDIATION, and PERSONAL INTEREST
Alter the DEPTH of a lesson
Or, allow student to CHOOSE Tier
What Questions do YOU have???
Please feel free to contact us!!
Leslie Evanoski: Enrichment at DeWitt, Price, Richardson, and Silver Lake firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Beisel: Enrichment & Pull-Out at Lincoln and Preston email@example.com
Kathryn Craig– Project Excel at Bolich and Roberts Middle Schools firstname.lastname@example.org, http://teacherweb.com/oh/cuyahogafalls/craig/
Karen Rumley– District Gifted Coordinator, HS Gifted Intervention Specialist email@example.com