Salisbury Township School District Allentown, Pennsylvania Jennifer L. Aponick, Supervisor of Special Education Jennifer Brinson, Instructional Coach + One Size Does Not Fit All: Fostering 21 st Century Learning
Change in Philosophy
From teaching content to teaching students
Authentic learning and assessment
Realization about what’s important
Flexible approach to teaching with varied approaches to content , process , and product in anticipation and response to student differences in readiness, interests, and learning needs (Tomlinson, 1995)
Technology Integration serves as an excellent vehicle to help educators achieve the goal of differentiating instruction
Differentiated Instruction Principles
Acceptance and respect of differences
Materials and tasks at varied level of difficulty
Motivates students to work to their highest potential
Meaningful learning that emphasizes essential questions
Teachers who serve as facilitators of learning and use an array of strategies that connect instruction to student needs
Instruction is guided by on-going assessments
Integrating technology can meet these differentiated instruction strategies
+ What does DIFFERENTIATION look like?
How can this benefit my students?
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Opportunities to work with appropriate concepts and technology tools and in groups of peers with a range of backgrounds and abilities
Develop strengths and apply creativity to material and products that interest them
A student with attention deficit disorder applies strategies for coping with the syndrome by gathering and organizing information during the research process.
A blind student uses screen reading and voice recognition software to research and write a narrative essay from the point of view of a blind hurricane survivor
A dyslexic student who has never liked school becomes the class’s foremost expert on desktop publishing and looks forward to a career in graphic design.
A student who dislikes math because of computation difficulties uses a spreadsheet application to conduct a sophisticated analysis of survey data and creates charts that illustrate relationships among the data.
An augmentative communication device allows a student with cerebral palsy to lead a group of students in the design and production of a newsletter on career opportunities for people with disabilities.
Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0
Web 2.0 is the term used to describe the use of web technology to create , share , and collaborate with others .
Web 2.0 applications allow users to do more than just retrieve information. Web 2.0 allows users to participate and interact.
+ Web 1.0 vs. 2.0 Comparison Chart Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Reading Writing Companies Communities Client-server Peer-to-peer Home pages/Personal websites Blogs Portals RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Wires Wireless Owning Sharing Netscape Google Dial-up Broadband Hardware costs Bandwidth costs Britannica Online Wikipedia Content management systems Wikis Directories (taxonomy) Tagging (“folksonomy”) Read only Read/write/collaborate Individual intelligence Collective intelligence Static Dynamic Commercial/Proprietary Open source/shared
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