Follow-Up Table Talk : Differentiated Instruction Lyons Township High School October 17, 2012
Today’s Purpose:•To answer participant questions concerningDifferentiated Instruction•To share and build upon participant ideas•To provide several strategies for differentiatinginstruction in the classroom
THE KUD Essential forEffective DifferentiatedInstruction because itensures the samelearning goal andexpectations are inplace for all students (Strickland, 2011, p.15)
Ideas for Differentiating:Rather than Provide 1 Assessment, Provide 3 To Differentiate Questioning: 1) Identify your KUD 2) Provide students 3 questions/tasks in the midst of a lecture, as part of an activity, or on an entrance/exit slip that arrive at the same KUD 3) Students should answer one of the three questions or complete one of the three tasks * Questions can be differentiated by interest, learning profile, or readiness
SAMPLE ASSESSMENT TASK: Select one of the following tasks to complete in your class notes: A) Draw a flow chart that depicts the water cycle. B) Write a narrative explaining the steps of the water cycle from the perspective of a water droplet. C) Draw a picture that clearly articulates the water cycle. Label the picture appropriately.
Ideas for Differentiating:Use Tic-Tac-Toeto Differentiate by Interest To Create Tic-Tac-Toe:1) Write 9 commands, questions, or tasks on the Tic-Tac-Toe board.2) Have students choose three options to complete creating a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally http://foridahoteachers.org/strategies.htm#ThinkTacToe
SAMPLE TIC TAC TOE
Ideas for Differentiating:Use RAFTto Differentiate by Learning Style To Create a RAFT: 1) Develop a KUD ◦ Please note: When assigning a RAFT, you may have to rely upon student presentations or sharing to achieve all aspects of the KUD. 2) Design a writing assignment with a minimum of 4 columns: ◦ Roles ◦ Audiences ◦ Formats ◦ Topics(Strickland- Social Studies, 2012, p. 15) (Strickland- Social Studies, 2012, p. 26)
Ideas for Differentiating:Use RAFTto Differentiate by Learning Style To Create a RAFT: 3) Have each student select one horizontal row to complete 4) Make time for students to share their work (so all aspects of the KUD are achieved) * To differentiate by Learning Style, make sure there are several options that appeal to different learning styles in the FORMAT column(Strickland- Social Studies, 2012, p. 15) (Strickland- Social Studies, 2012, p. 26)
SAMPLE RAFT: SOCIAL STUDIES (Strickland- Social Studies, 2012, p. 16)
Ideas for Differentiating:Use Tieringto Differentiate by Readiness“Tiering is a processof adjusting thedegree of difficultyof a question, task,or product tomatch a student’scurrentreadiness level.” Strickland, A Strategy for Readiness Differentiation
Ideas for Differentiating:Use Tieringto Differentiate by Readiness To Tier an Assignment:1) Determine the KUD statement2) Identify the readiness ranges relative to the KUD goals3) Create an activity that is engaging & rigorous4) Replicate the activity to address differences in readiness ◦ Use similar knowledge & skills ◦ Yields the same understanding5) Use assessment data to match the task to the student (Strickland- Math, 2012, p. 16)
SAMPLE TIERED LESSON: MATH (Strickland- Math, 2012, p. 19)
References:Resources for Idaho Teachers: Differentiation Framework. DesCartes Curriculum: NWEA Map. Retrieved from http://foridahoteachers.org/strategies.htm#ThinkTacToe.Strickland, C.A. (2011). Differentiation of instruction at the high school level. ASCD: Alexandria, Virginia.Strickland, C.A. (2012). Strategies for respectful differentiation: Music. ASCD: Alexandria, Virginia.Strickland, C.A. (2012). Strategies for respectful differentiation: Math. ASCD: Alexandria, Virginia.Strickland, C.A. (2012). Strategies for respectful differentiation: Social Studies. ASCD: Alexandria, Virginia.Tomlinson, C.A. & Strickland, C. A. (2005). Differentiation in practice: A resource guide for differentiating curriculum – Grades 9-12. ASCD: Alexandria, Virginia.