Differentiation with TechnologyPresentation Transcript
Differentiation Making Sure We Have Their Number and We Aim for It!
What is It?
From Tomlinson_QualityDI.pdf, ASCD San Antonio March 2010
Sternberg’s Three Intelligences Creative Analytical Practical
Shaking It UP Students need options for taking information in, organizing and making sense of ideas, and expressing what they learn
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A Fundamental Goal is to ensure that each student understands the essential questions and enduring understandings. Slide From Tomlinson ASCD Presentation 2010
Why do IT? Mind, Brain, Education Research
What We Know Brains are as unique as faces. All Brains are not equal in their ability to solve problems Brain is highly plastic. Brain is changed by experience. Brain connects new information to old.
What Is Probably True
Emotions are critical to decision making.
Stress impacts learning – eustress vs bad stress.
Support from others is critical for learning and optimal academic performance.
Feedback and meaningful assessment is important to human learning, through the importance and role of feedback vary greatly across domains and processes.
Human brains seek patterns upon which they predict outcomes, and neural systems form responses to repeated patterns.
Self Regulation is an integral part of higher order thinking skills.
The elaboration (overt teaching) of key concepts facilitates new learning.
Rehearsal of retrieval cues aids in declarative memory process.
Declarative knowledge acquisition depends on memory and attention.
Create a Learning Environment
Role of Community – Classroom and School A Manifesto for Contemporary Learning Christian Long-http://chrislott.org/story/the-future-of-learning-manifesto-christian-long/
Role of Assessment Inform design options/student choices PreAssess Formative Assessment Measure students skillset/Understanding at a moment in time Summative
Strategies Simple, short Compact knowledge Student self Assessment/Metacognition Formative Assessment Informs further differentiation Longer Groupings Tiered Assessment
Activating Strategies activates engagement and motivation, hooks interest and links to prior knowledge Student Choice fosters motivation, engagement, interest Jigsaw ensures higher rate of cooperation, success Tiered Assignments offers different challenges, resources, and products based on ability level of student Alternative Assessment increases motivation, interest, and success Summarizing Strategies provides evidence of learning for learner and teacher
Consider and Electronic Learning Journal Google Doc shared with teacher Shared OneNote Notebook Blog Regular Writing Assignments and Reflections Brain Owner’s Manual – Common Learning Vocabulary
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SCAMPER STRATEGY Self differentiation-
concepts you learned today
ways you will apply this knowledge outside of the classroom
question you still have
Jigsaw type of collaborative work students read and examine a portion of a reading assignment and report what they've learned to the entire group provides opportunities for small group interaction allows active engagement of all students varies ways in which students read and acquire information from their reading
How to JigSaw- Home/Expert Groups Divide the entire class into HOME GROUPS according to the number of passages to be read/examined. Each participant of each HOME group receives a number. If the HOME group has 4 participants, each group has members who are numbered 1-2-3-4. Each member of a HOME group receives a different reading assignment/article/passage/chapter. All number 1 members of each HOME group would have the same article, as would all number 2 members, etc.
How to Jigsaw: EXPERT GROUPS
The HOME groups split, and members come together in other EXPERT groups. All number 1 members from each HOME group get together. Each member of an EXPERT group will become an expert on his/her article/passage and be prepared to teach the information he/she learned to the original HOME group.
Members of the EXPERT group then return to their HOME groups, and each member shares his/her expertise and knowledge with the HOME group.
Following this activity, group members discuss their own performance and the performance of the group.
Graphic Organizers MyWebSpiration
Tiered Instruction LAMS
Portfolios As Assessment Tools Differentiated Table of Contents
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