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Reaching All Learners Through Differentiated Instruction: An Overview for Administrators Theresa Gray Coordinator, School ...
Where are you now? <ul><li>“ Differentiated instruction is new to me.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have read about differentiate...
 
<ul><li>There are two keys to differentiation: </li></ul><ul><li>Know your kids </li></ul><ul><li>Know your content </li><...
Differentiate What? CONTENT PROCESS PRODUCT Readiness Interest Learning Profiles
 
 
“ When we differentiate, we give students tools to handle whatever comes their way – differentiated or not.  This is why d...
Looking at a Differentiated Classroom
All Differentiation Begins with Assessment <ul><li>“ The assessment process reveals  </li></ul><ul><li>what a student unde...
Differentiation by Interest
BRAIN RESEARCH SHOWS THAT . . . Eric Jensen,  Teaching With the Brain in Mind , 1998 <ul><li>Choices   vs .  Required </li...
Differentiation Using  LEARNING PROFILE <ul><li>Learning profile refers to how an individual learns best - most efficientl...
Mrs. Mutner liked to go over a few of her rules on the first day of class
What kind of learner are you?
What’s the point of differentiating in these different ways? Readiness Growth Interest Learning Profile Motivation Efficie...
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  1. 1. Reaching All Learners Through Differentiated Instruction: An Overview for Administrators Theresa Gray Coordinator, School Improvement Program Erie 2 – Chautauqua – Cattaraugus BOCES
  2. 2. Where are you now? <ul><li>“ Differentiated instruction is new to me.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have read about differentiated instruction but did not implement it as a classroom teacher.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I have attended a workshop on differentiated instruction and tried to implement pieces in my classroom as a teacher.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I used differentiated instruction regularly in my classroom.” </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>There are two keys to differentiation: </li></ul><ul><li>Know your kids </li></ul><ul><li>Know your content </li></ul>Keys to Differentiation
  4. 5. Differentiate What? CONTENT PROCESS PRODUCT Readiness Interest Learning Profiles
  5. 8. “ When we differentiate, we give students tools to handle whatever comes their way – differentiated or not. This is why differentiated instruction and standardized testing are not oxymoronic.” Rick Wormeli. Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessing and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom . (2006)
  6. 9. Looking at a Differentiated Classroom
  7. 10. All Differentiation Begins with Assessment <ul><li>“ The assessment process reveals </li></ul><ul><li>what a student understands, </li></ul><ul><li>knows and can do.” </li></ul>
  8. 11. Differentiation by Interest
  9. 12. BRAIN RESEARCH SHOWS THAT . . . Eric Jensen, Teaching With the Brain in Mind , 1998 <ul><li>Choices vs . Required </li></ul><ul><li>content, process, product no student voice </li></ul><ul><li>groups, resources environment restricted resources </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant vs. Irrelevant </li></ul><ul><li>meaningful impersonal </li></ul><ul><li>connected to learner out of context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>deep understanding only to pass a test </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engaging vs. Passive </li></ul><ul><li>emotional, energetic low interaction </li></ul><ul><li>hands on, learner input lecture seatwork </li></ul><ul><li> EQUALS </li></ul><ul><li>Increased intrinsic Increased </li></ul><ul><li>MOTIVATION APATHY & RESENTMENT </li></ul>
  10. 13. Differentiation Using LEARNING PROFILE <ul><li>Learning profile refers to how an individual learns best - most efficiently and effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and their students may </li></ul><ul><li>differ in learning profile preferences. </li></ul>
  11. 14. Mrs. Mutner liked to go over a few of her rules on the first day of class
  12. 15. What kind of learner are you?
  13. 16. What’s the point of differentiating in these different ways? Readiness Growth Interest Learning Profile Motivation Efficiency
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