Week Eight


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Week Eight

  1. 1. Differentiated Instruction Learning Styles Multiple Intelligences What Can Be Differentiated Using Technology
  2. 2. Differentiated Instruction:
  3. 3. Identifying the Intelligences • Verbal (Written or Auditory) • Kinesthetic • Spatial Relational • Mathematical/ Logical • Interpersonal • Intrapersonal • Natural • Musical
  4. 4. Let’s talk about the Activity. • Which Station matches which Intelligence? • Do you know your primary Intelligence/ intelligences? • Have you done a formal assessment before? • Were there any surprises about the (types of) Intelligences? • Have you done activities like this before?
  5. 5. Learning Styles/ Modes of Learning • Visual, Auditory, Tactile • Which activity relates or asked you to use this mode in the activity stations?
  6. 6. What is Differentiated Instruction? SIMPLY: • Tailoring Instruction to meet individual needs. • What does that look like?
  7. 7. Teachers can differentiate at least 4 different areas based on students • Content • Process • Products • Learning Environment
  8. 8. Content: What the Student Needs to Learn/ How they will get the information • Teaching to each student: reading level, age appropriateness, presentation style, using constructivist, situationist, cognitive, behavioral
  9. 9. Process: Activities of Engagement to Master the Content • Activities: Creating activities that exist at varying levels of complexity and skill set; creating choice through interests centers/ stations; Agendas (action points); Object Lessons and Manipulatives; time allowances
  10. 10. Products: Culminating Projects that ask the student to Rehearse, Apply and Extend • Giving students options for presentations • Using Rubrics that match student skill level • Allowing students to work alone or group work • Fulfillment of assignments not specifically defined (using key factors)
  11. 11. Learning Environment: The way the Classroom/ Learning space works and feels • Quiet and collaborative spaces/ and times • Respecting cultures/ families • Setting out guidelines for independent work • Developing routines for helping students • Helping learners understand each other’s learning styles
  12. 12. Technology How can technology be used to create a differentiated classroom? • Content/ Process/ Products/ Learning Environment • Using TV in the Classroom • Webinars • Social Networking (Educational Focus) • Computer Scaffolding
  13. 13. Merits of Differentiation • How can differentiated instruction be valuable in the classroom? • Is this valuable for ALL students? • Will/ do students value differentiation? • Does differentiation change based on assessment method?