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Title: Differentiated Instruction 101


1
Differentiated Instruction 101
  • Grant Beacon Middle School Professional
    Development
  • Janet Draper 8.31.2011

2
Why DI?
  • students work up to their potential pursue
    their interests
  • teachers proactively plan targeted instruction,
  • fits well with RtI, TLC, LEAP
  • teachers stay up to date with demands of the
    profession
  • collaborate, use 21st century tools, master
    teacher

3
DI
  • Concept-based learning
  • Meets students diverse needs
  • Fits with new standards and curriculum

4
What is DI?
  • Vary
  • content
  • pace
  • products

5
Before starting DI
  • Know your students
  • interests, abilities, skill levels, strengths

6
Besides your students
  • know your curriculum
  • - content unit objectives your goals
  • - pace
  • - extensions

7
Organize to adjust
  • content, pace, depth

8
Plan to differentiate
9
What will students do?
  • students master concepts
  • extensions
  • interests
  • or alternative work

10
How do I know what to vary?
  • I know my students, unit objectives, and target
    completion dates.
  • 2. Use pre-testing, compacting, other strategies
    to allow advanced students to outpace normal
    expectations.

11
DI strategies 1
  • Pre-testing
  • Compacting
  • Choice grids (TTTthink tac toes)
  • Contracts and Study Guides
  • Learning centers
  • Cubing activities/Tiering
  • Integrate technology

12
DI strategies 2
  • Research/independent study
  • Students as producers
  • Students produce learning stations
  • Inquiry-based specializations
  • Students self-assessments
  • Flexible grouping
  • Choice with conferencing or mentoring

13
Concept-focused
  • Higher level thinking
  • Novelty
  • Depth
  • Complexity
  • Extensions
  • Real-world problems and solutions
  • Multiple materials

14
Experts
  • Susan Winebrenner-Teaching Gifted Kids in the
    Regular Classroom
  • Bertie Kingore Differentiation Simplified,
    Realistic, and Effective
  • Carol Ann Tomlinson - How to Differentiate
    Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms

15
More experts
  • Roger Taylor classes, online units
  • Joseph S. Renzulli - The Multiple Menu Model A
    Practical Guide for Developing Differentiated
    Curriculum

16
Resources
  • www.daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com
  • www.giftedmmiller.wikispaces.com
  • www.gtvoice.wikispaces.com
  • www.free.ed.gov
  • www.teacherdomain.org
  • Roger Taylor units

17
Management tips
  • Trust your judgment
  • Communicate your expectations
  • Inform parents, students, administration
  • Establish norms
  • Home-base seat
  • Silent periods
  • Safety and mutually respectful conduct

18
Examples
  • Online at www.gtvoice.wikispaces.com
  • http//gtvoice.wikispaces.com/gtvoice
  • Math
  • Art
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • History/Social Studies

19
Math DI strategies
  • Most difficult first
  • Contracts which allow ss to buy time
  • Extensions related to unit concepts
  • Flexible grouping
  • Tiered groups or assignments
  • Projects
  • Open-ended assignments

20
Fahrenheit 451
  • choices grid
  • Think Tac Toe
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Extensions
  • Study guide
  • Various products

21
Physics, grade 8
  • Pace
  • Compacting
  • Choices
  • Extensions
  • Independent or small group
  • Re-join class for certain lectures

22
Math 1
  • Math grade 5
  • Everyday Math
  • Pi p and circle geometry
  • Pre-test, movement, cubing, tiered
    activities and test questions

23
Visual Arts
  • www.mrsklimek.wikispaces.com
  • Self-portraits, writing, sound, published
  • Collaboration between DoTS, Classroom teacher,
    and GT Itinerant
  • Technology, integrated arts
  • Independent work, tiering, creativity

24
Social Studies Zoeys Project
  • Civil War
  • Civil Rights

25
George Betts Lesson Planner for Critical
Thinking
  • RtI
  • Tiered levels
  • Ascending intellectual demand

26
Who needs DI?
  • Student?
  • Area of interest?
  • Strength areas?
  • Concepts!
  • Pre-testing
  • Compacting
  • Extensions
  • Choices
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