Differentiating Content for Teacher Learning

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Differentiating Content for Teacher Learning

  1. 1. Differentiating Content for Teacher Learning
  2. 2. What is Differentiated Instruction? 5 Classroom Elements  Content  What we teach  Access to information & ideas  Process  How students arrive at understanding  Products  How students demonstrate knowledge  Affect  How students link thought and feelings  Learning Environment  How the classroom feelings and functions
  3. 3. What is Differentiated Instruction? 3 Student Characteristics  Readiness  Interest  Learning Profile
  4. 4. Differentiating Content  What students should know  Typically derived from multiple sources  In the classroom defined by standards and local curriculum  For teachers defined by self-interest and school improvement needs
  5. 5. Strategies for Differentiating Content Readiness  Content at varied levels  Supplementary materials  Re-teach  Demonstrate ideas or skills  Use multi-media to support explanations  Use highlighted text
  6. 6. Strategies for Differentiating Content Interest  Use student questions to guide topics and materials  Use examples based on participant interests
  7. 7. Strategies for Differentiating Content Learning Profile  Present in visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modes  Use applications, examples, and illustrations from a wide range of intelligences
  8. 8. Examples  Slideshare  Glogster

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