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Differentiated Instruction: Module I

Introduction to DI for the Junior High

Tracy Watanabe

on 26 July 2011

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Transcript of Differentiated Instruction: Module I

Introducing Differentiated Instruction
at Cactus Canyon Junior High Cactus Canyon Junior High Define D.I. maximizes the learning for ALL students
student-centered learning environments
different "learning roads" that respond to the needs of diverse learners What is it NOT? More busy work for the "excelling" students and less or different work for the "falls below" students
A watered down curriculum
Just modifying the grading for struggling students
It does NOT mean always having your class in small groups What is
Instruction? Teachers can
differentiate by: Content Process Product Teachers can differentiate
according to the student's:
Readiness, Interests,
and Learning Profile Readiness Interests Learning Profile Your challenge is to transform your classroom
through the use of technology, not simply layer
technology onto traditional instruction practices. -Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms D.I. at CCJH: Content: Flexible group learning
non-text resources
variety of resources based on readiness, interest, and learning profile
curriculum compacting
learning contracts Technology Features:
content software
Internet sites
video streaming
video conferencing Process: student choices
multiple intelligences
interest groups and centers Technology Features:
Student choices
choice board
interactive sites and software Product: Collaborative reports, projects, and authentic artifacts using non-digital tools Technology Features:
Digital tools for authentic product creation and sharing of information (Google Apps, Wordle, Prezi, Paint, Internet, etc.) Flexible groups based on readiness, Equalizer tool, scaffolding, tiered assignments. Technology Features:
Flexible groups, tiered assignments created with technology tools Learning style preferences
assessed and honored;
learning environment considered;
multiple intelligences, cultural-influenced, and gender-based preferences considered and sometimes the structure for learning activities Technology Features:
Assessment tools created in technology applications,
teacher anecdotal records stored in handhelds or Word document Built on student interests and passions, interest collaborative groups, new forms of expression; link interests with curriculum; share interests Technology Features:
Jigsaw groups
Group investigations
Internet Your task: Discuss what DI looks like in your class at Collaborative meetings.
Share an artifact/evidence of DI in your class on the CCJH Forum.
How can you use technology to create a differentiated classroom? PBL Concept Maps
Exit Cards
Responding on Forum Uses Pre-assessment data to adjust/modify the content, process or product so all students can meet the objective.
Addresses different modalities (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile). Develop a common understanding of D.I. at CCJH
Encourage all teachers to try something new on ideas shared in trainings
Model a variety of DI approaches and the integration of technology Objectives of DI Training Series: Differentiated Instruction in the Teacher Evaluation Instrument Exit Card:
D.I. is...

A question I have is...
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