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Title: Dare to Differentiate II: Diving Deeper


1
Dare to Differentiate II Diving Deeper
  • Deborah Espitia, Coordinator
  • Leslie Grahn, Resource Teacher
  • Office of World Languages
  • Howard County Public Schools, MD

2
How deep is your DI IQ?
  • Are you
  • Doing the
  • back float?
  • Snorkeling?
  • Scuba diving?
  • Deep sea diving?

www.nasa.gov
3
Get ready to scuba!
Mixed Readiness Groups
4
Tips for a successful scuba experience
  • Have good equipment
  • Is easier in smaller groups
  • Become familiar with dive site
  • Take diving instruction class
  • Always use buddy system
  • Slowly Ascend From Every dive
  • When in trouble STOP, THINK, BREATH, ACT

5
How do these same tips apply to Differentiated
Instruction?
  • Have good equipment
  • Is easier in smaller groups
  • Become familiar with dive site
  • Take diving instruction class
  • Always use buddy system
  • Slowly Ascend From Every dive
  • When in trouble STOP, THINK, BREATH, ACT

6
Session outcomes
  • Participants will…
  • review the basic principles of differentiation
    and deepen their knowledge about differentiated
    instruction.
  • analyze artifacts and create activities for
    implementing differentiation strategies.
  • explore the process of planning for
    differentiation.
  • gain multiple perspectives on differentiation of
    assessment.

7
Lets do a DI self-assessment
8
Differentiation based on research and writings of
  • Carol Ann Tomlinson
  • Professor of Educational Leadership
  • University of Virginia

9
Differentiation Non-Negotiables
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Continuous assessment
  • High-quality curriculum
  • Respectful tasks
  • Flexible grouping

10
The Cogs of Differentiation
Tomlinson, 2003
11
Differentiation
is a teachers response to learners needs
guided by general principles of differentiation,
such as
respectful tasks
ongoing assessment
flexible grouping
Teachers can differentiate
according to students
through a range of instructional and management
strategies
12
Differentiation concepts
  • Classroom elements
  • Content
  • Process
  • Products
  • Learning Environment/ Affect
  • Assessment

13
Differentiation Strategies Smorgasbord
  • Learning Centers
  • R.A.F.T.s
  • Choice Boards
  • Tiered Assignments
  • WebQuests
  • Flexible Grouping
  • Cubing
  • Think Dots
  • Learning Contracts
  • Compacting
  • Multiple Levels of Questions
  • 4MAT

14
Lets dive into some DI-nalysis
Choice Boards RAFT Assignments Tiered
Assignments Learning Centers Cubing Think Dots
15
Lets dive into some DI-nalysis
At each station, you will 1. Choose an artifact
and analyze it using your organizer 2. Process
the strategy with the group using the prompt
provided The goal of this exploration is to
prepare you to create a differentiated activity
of your own.
16
Dive Into Designing Your Own
  • Using the class profile and the resources from
    the centers, design a differentiated activity on
    a particular topic

17
The Equalizer
18
Lets come up for some air…
19
Which fish best represents your personality?
20
How do I plan for differentiation? Lets
take a look at a differentiated lesson plan
www.scuba-do.com/diving.cfm
21
Developing A Differentiated Lesson Plan
Sketch out an outline for a lesson you have
recently done from beginning to end. Analyze
which learners your activities address Multiple
intelligences Learning preferences Readiness
levels Interests
cagle.msnbc.com/news/BLOG/SAUDI.asp
22
Developing A Differentiated Lesson Plan
  • Identify activities that are anchors which the
    whole class needs to experience.

23
Developing A Differentiated Lesson Plan
Choose an activity which would be appropriate to
differentiate How will you differentiate
it? Content Learning profile Process Interest Pr
oduct Readiness
www.hawaiiscubavacation.com/.../250/Default.aspx
24
Differentiation and Assessment
25
Reflecting on our current practice Assessment
Principles
  • Which principles affirm your own beliefs?
  • Are there any that challenge your beliefs or
    experience?
  • What are the implications of each principle?

Discuss in groups of four.
26
Assessment Continuum
Checks for Understanding
Teacher Questions
Self Assessment
Performance Tasks
Tapping Prior Knowledge
Peer Assessment
Rubrics
Quizzes Tests
Teacher Feedback
Assignments
Pre-Assessment
Observations
27
The Photo Album Approach
28
Grappling with the deepest issues around
differentiation of assessment
  • Giving students different assessments
  • Giving some students more support on assessments
  • Grading students on different rubrics
  • Grading for growth

Indicate on each continuum how strongly you feel
about the statement given.
29
Dare to Differentiate Wiki
  • daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com

30
Dare to Differentiate wiki
31
How deep is your DI IQ?
  • Lets revisit your
  • depth of
  • knowledge about
  • differentiation

www.nasa.gov
32
Diving Deeper into Differentiated Instruction
can be scary…
33
Diving Buddies
www.underseawalk.com/
34
Reflection Time
35
Wait! Weve got . . .
PRIZES !!!
36
Dare to Differentiate .
Take the plunge. despitia_at_hcpss.org lgrahn_at_hcpss.
org
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