Diﬀeren(a(on/Personalisa(on of Learning Monday 13th June 2011 Dr. Rosie Mar(n M.Ed. MBA (Ed.) Dip. Ed. MNZPSS
Overview • Introduc(on • Knowledge harvest • Crea(ng mixed ability groups • Numbered heads together • Diﬀeren(a(on by content, process and product • Checking for learning
Introduc(on 1. Diverse learners – what does this mean? 2. The “a” word 3. You are probably all using various aspects of diﬀeren(a(on in your classrooms, but are you being explicit about this? are you conscious of the eﬀorts that you make to meet the needs of all learners? Do you keep track of the ways that you address individual learning preferences? Do you arrange classrooms and structure lessons to increase leaner mo(va(on? Wherever possible, do you provide learners with op(ons and choices about how they are going to learn and how they are going to demonstrate their learning? Do you vary the ways in which you assess learning? Do you use coopera(ve learning and grouping strategies to increase learner par(cipa(on?
Knowledge Harvest Think – Pair -‐ Share • Think about what you know about diﬀeren(a(on – what is it? Who is it for? How do you do it? Make notes on paper provided. • Pair. Turn to the person next to you and share your thinking. Describe a lesson that you have either taught or seen taught that successfully met the learning needs of all par(cipants. • Share. Now add one important aspect of diﬀeren(a(on to the Google doc. What we know about diﬀeren(a(on.
Know, Want to Know, Learned • Facts about diﬀeren(a(on that we know
Ques(ons about Diﬀeren(a(on Think. What do you want to ﬁnd out about diﬀeren(a(on? What do you ﬁnd hard or confusing? Pair. Turn to a diﬀerent partner and talk. Share your ques(ons. Share. Choose one ques(on each and put them up on the “what I want to ﬁnd out” Google doc.
Want to Know Ques(ons about diﬀeren(a(on that we have.
Knowledge Con(nuum How to create mixed ability groupings 1. Create a line round the room with those who are experts in the ﬁeld at the front (Angela, Lizzie etc.) and those who feel least conﬁdent about diﬀeren(a(on at the back. 2. Now fold the line so that the least conﬁdent is paired with the most conﬁdent. 3. Now fold again so that two “middle” conﬁdent learners are paired with a very conﬁdent learner and a less conﬁdent learner. 4. Now give everyone in the group a number from 1 – 4. At the end of the session I will ask each group to report back by calling out a number and that person presents your ﬁndings.
Diﬀeren(a(ng by content, process and product In your groups, use the informa(on provided to create a Google doc. t hat explains the: What; Why; and How of your topic. When you have ﬁnished, share it with all teachers.
Presenta(on of Google docs. Each group in turn will present their discussion. The person to present will be the group member whose number I call.
Exit Ac(vity Write up one thing that you have learned today about diﬀeren(a(on and post it on the “What I have learned today” Google doc. Thank you