World LanguageDifferentiation      Ed Weiss    April 14, 2012
Get into the swim of things....
Definition of “Heritage Speaker”
The Challenge of HL Learners
HL StudentsTeachers of HL Students
The Myths about with HL Students#1#2
Our challenges
Our challengeswe must teach content, but students learnat different times with different strengths
Our challengeswe must teach content, but students learnat different times with different strengthswe have students at diff...
Our challengeswe must teach content, but students learnat different times with different strengthswe have students at diff...
Traditional view     of TeachingTeacher sets curricular goalsfor a class and teaches thatclass the necessary elements toco...
Differentiated view     of TeachingTeacher sets curricular goalsfor a class and teaches themany different individuals whoe...
http://startalk.nhlrc.ucla.edu/Uploads/ypiwv5yt_zq2.mov
Our essential questionHow do teachers varyinstruction and assessmentin order to be responsive tothe needs of all students?
What is Differentation?
What is Differentation?A teacher’s response to learner needs
What is Differentation?A teacher’s response to learner needs
What is Differentation? A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and...
What is Differentation? A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and...
What is Differentation?  A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge an...
What is Differentation?  A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge an...
What is Differentation?  A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge an...
Why differentiate?To provide access, equity andsupport for all students.
http://startalk.nhlrc.ucla.edu/Uploads/ze1t1oda_4au.mov
Characteristics of a    differentiated class  High expectations for allRespectful tasksFlexible groupingOngoing assessment...
Misconceptions about   differentiationIt is extra teachingThere is never full class activityIt is high level kids vs. low ...
How it works
ContentWhat a student knows,understands and is able todo as a result of theinstruction: “the input”
Content=CurriculumIt must engage students/spark curiosity(they already have stuff that engages them!)Covering material dri...
The Rocky Road to  Differentiation
ProcessThe process helps thestudent “make sense of”,make meaning from, or“own” the content
ProductHow the studentdemonstrates what he/sheknows, understands, and isable to do: ”the output”
How do we    start?       Start Slowly   Organize classroom  Find student interests      Use technology  Start w/familiar ...
How to start (cont.)Let students know that you are usingdifferentiationSpend time studying your studentsUse pre-assessment...
“Me”Graph
Self Evaluation
Making sense of pre-assessment data    * It is our qualitative research  * Sort this data into groups, based       on powe...
Pre-assessment: Diagnostic Tools     * Teacher observations        * K-W-L charts            *Journals        *Lists & sur...
My French III challenge! The Imperfect tense is our first         major challenge    They must know the passé       composé...
Building a communityIt takes time with adolescentsBuild a teamUse tools like interest inventories  “find someone in the cla...
Learning areas activity
Student products
Learning centers activity
Learning centers/literature
Learning Centers ActivityIn small groups, select a content concept    (weather, literary excerpt, story...)     Suggest va...
On-going Assessment
Assessment grading    Fable - Le Corbeau et le RenardC - draw story w/10 stick figures to show              understanding  ...
Formative & Summative AssessmentWhen the cooktastes the soup,that’s Formative  Assessment When the customertastes the soup...
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Tiered activities - Clothing
Tiered writing assessments
Tic Tac Toe - Family Vocabulary
Think Dots
Webquestshttp://www.clta.net/lessons/
The Big PictureNow that we have seen differentiation:    1) What is your one sentence             definition?       2) How ...
Range of Activities
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    1. 1. World LanguageDifferentiation Ed Weiss April 14, 2012
    2. 2. Get into the swim of things....
    3. 3. Definition of “Heritage Speaker”
    4. 4. The Challenge of HL Learners
    5. 5. HL StudentsTeachers of HL Students
    6. 6. The Myths about with HL Students#1#2
    7. 7. Our challenges
    8. 8. Our challengeswe must teach content, but students learnat different times with different strengths
    9. 9. Our challengeswe must teach content, but students learnat different times with different strengthswe have students at different levels oflanguage background in a classroom
    10. 10. Our challengeswe must teach content, but students learnat different times with different strengthswe have students at different levels oflanguage background in a classroomwe must set main learning goals and findways to make sure students reach themand move through our program
    11. 11. Traditional view of TeachingTeacher sets curricular goalsfor a class and teaches thatclass the necessary elements tocontinue their journey
    12. 12. Differentiated view of TeachingTeacher sets curricular goalsfor a class and teaches themany different individuals whoeach bring different needs,interests and abilities.
    13. 13. http://startalk.nhlrc.ucla.edu/Uploads/ypiwv5yt_zq2.mov
    14. 14. Our essential questionHow do teachers varyinstruction and assessmentin order to be responsive tothe needs of all students?
    15. 15. What is Differentation?
    16. 16. What is Differentation?A teacher’s response to learner needs
    17. 17. What is Differentation?A teacher’s response to learner needs
    18. 18. What is Differentation? A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and learning styles
    19. 19. What is Differentation? A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and learning styles
    20. 20. What is Differentation? A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and learning stylesInstruction that honors students’ differences
    21. 21. What is Differentation? A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and learning stylesInstruction that honors students’ differences
    22. 22. What is Differentation? A teacher’s response to learner needsThe recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and learning stylesInstruction that honors students’ differencesA philosophy of teaching and not just a set of strategies
    23. 23. Why differentiate?To provide access, equity andsupport for all students.
    24. 24. http://startalk.nhlrc.ucla.edu/Uploads/ze1t1oda_4au.mov
    25. 25. Characteristics of a differentiated class High expectations for allRespectful tasksFlexible groupingOngoing assessmentPositive and safe learningenvironment
    26. 26. Misconceptions about differentiationIt is extra teachingThere is never full class activityIt is high level kids vs. low level kidsI’m a language teacher - I automaticallydifferentiate!
    27. 27. How it works
    28. 28. ContentWhat a student knows,understands and is able todo as a result of theinstruction: “the input”
    29. 29. Content=CurriculumIt must engage students/spark curiosity(they already have stuff that engages them!)Covering material drives us - how we coverit makes the connectionCurriculum design - backwards/top down(driven by essential questions)Students then take different paths to learn
    30. 30. The Rocky Road to Differentiation
    31. 31. ProcessThe process helps thestudent “make sense of”,make meaning from, or“own” the content
    32. 32. ProductHow the studentdemonstrates what he/sheknows, understands, and isable to do: ”the output”
    33. 33. How do we start? Start Slowly Organize classroom Find student interests Use technology Start w/familiar tasksProvide choices to students
    34. 34. How to start (cont.)Let students know that you are usingdifferentiationSpend time studying your studentsUse pre-assessmentsSit with groups of students early in courseAsk students what works best for them
    35. 35. “Me”Graph
    36. 36. Self Evaluation
    37. 37. Making sense of pre-assessment data * It is our qualitative research * Sort this data into groups, based on powerful differences * Identify learning differences* Decide how to address the differences
    38. 38. Pre-assessment: Diagnostic Tools * Teacher observations * K-W-L charts *Journals *Lists & surveys *Concept maps
    39. 39. My French III challenge! The Imperfect tense is our first major challenge They must know the passé composé from Fr II Do they know when to use pc?Do they know être vs. avoir verbs? Do they understand agreement? I need to pre-assess!! I may want to compact....
    40. 40. Building a communityIt takes time with adolescentsBuild a teamUse tools like interest inventories “find someone in the class who...” “me” inventory
    41. 41. Learning areas activity
    42. 42. Student products
    43. 43. Learning centers activity
    44. 44. Learning centers/literature
    45. 45. Learning Centers ActivityIn small groups, select a content concept (weather, literary excerpt, story...) Suggest various learning areas Design products for each area
    46. 46. On-going Assessment
    47. 47. Assessment grading Fable - Le Corbeau et le RenardC - draw story w/10 stick figures to show understanding B - write 5 sentences in French about what happened to show grasp of subtleties A - write your own French version / change ending to show depth of comprehension
    48. 48. Formative & Summative AssessmentWhen the cooktastes the soup,that’s Formative Assessment When the customertastes the soup, that’sSummative Assessment
    49. 49. 54321
    50. 50. Tiered activities - Clothing
    51. 51. Tiered writing assessments
    52. 52. Tic Tac Toe - Family Vocabulary
    53. 53. Think Dots
    54. 54. Webquestshttp://www.clta.net/lessons/
    55. 55. The Big PictureNow that we have seen differentiation: 1) What is your one sentence definition? 2) How can it help you?
    56. 56. Range of Activities
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