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Title: Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Knowing Your Students


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Differentiated InstructionStrategies for
KnowingYour Students
  • Webinar presented by
  • Dr. Sonya Carr,
  • Educational Consultant
  • Based on the work
  • of the LPPS Inclusion
  • Strategy Team (2009-2011) October, 2011

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Pause and Reflect
  • Why is it important
  • to get to know your students?
  • What steps have you taken
  • to know your students?
  • Differentiated instruction means teaching
    students according to their individual needs.

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Knowing Your Students
  • Interests
  • Conversation with student
  • Sharing with class
  • Interest inventory
  • Sample items
  • What do you like about school? Why?
  • What is difficult for you at school? Why?
  • How do you learn best?
  • What is your favorite thing to do after school?

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Knowing Your Students
  • Learning Profile
  • Identify strengths and areas that need
    improvement
  • Modality preferences (e.g., verbal, visual,
    tactile/kinesthetic, multisensory)
  • Multiple Intelligences (e.g., linguistic, logical
    mathematical, spatial, etc.)
  • Systematic student observations

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Modality Preferences
  • Tactile/
  • Kinesthetic
  • Multisensory
  • Auditory
  • Visual

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Systematic Student Observation
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Knowing Your Students
  • Readiness (for specific content) Determine
    what students already know before planning and
    delivering effective instruction.
  • Pre-Test
  • Test scores
  • Informal assessment
  • (e.g., checklists, rating scales, teachermade
    tests)
  • Conversations with other teachers
  • Student observations

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Create ProfilesStudent Profile Card

Gender Dot
Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic Modality
Analytical, Creative, Practical
Sternberg
Students Interests
Multiple Intelligence Preference_____
Gardner
Favorite Sport or Hobby ____________________
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One-Page Student Profile Summary
  • Achievement Levels
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Other
  • Interests , Hobbies, Motivators
  • Behavioral issues/referrals
  • Learner Characteristics
  • Predominant learning style
  • MI strengths
  • Other Strengths
  • Self-management Strategies
  • Areas of Concern

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Class Profile
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Use Profiles to Create Groups
  • Cluster learner needs to make instructional
    planning more efficient.
  • Common Student Patterns
  • Need for reading support
  • Need for vocabulary building
  • Difficulty attending in class
  • Need to address strengths in an area of study
  • Need for targeted instruction and practice
  • Tomlinson McTighe (2006)

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Teacher Resources
  • Get-acquainted Activities (visit websites for
    examples)
  • http//www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id4
    377
  • http//atozteacherstuff.com/Tips/Back-to-School/Ic
    ebreakers-Getting_Acquainted/index.shtml
  • http//www.teachervision.fen.com/back-to-school/ne
    w-teacher/48343.html
  • http//www.middleschool.net/back-to-school-activit
    ies.htm
  • http//www.buzzle.com/articles/icebreakers-for-hig
    h-school-students.html
  • The following resources can be found in LPPS
    Moodle
  • Student Profile template
  • Surveys
  • Multiple Intelligences Survey
  • Modality Preferences Survey
  • Learning Styles Survey
  • Student Interest Survey

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For more information, visit LPPS Moodle or
contact
  • Ms. Felicia Boyd, LPPS Special Education Teacher
    FELICIA.BOYD_at_lpsb.org
  • Ms. Anita Clark, LPPS General Education Teacher
  • ANITA.CLARK_at_lpsb.org
  • Ms. Demarious Poole, Inclusion/Staff Development
    Coordinator, DEMARIOUS.POOLE_at_lpsb.org
  • Dr. Sonya Carr, Educational Consultant
  • SonyaC.Carr_at_gmail.com
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