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ED610 Final


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Differentiated Instruction

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ED610 Final

  1. 1. Differentiated Instruction... Because One Size Does Not Fit All! A presentation by Julie Lambert
  2. 2. Differentiation is...
  3. 3. “Each person is known to have a certain gift and certain ability and is therefore able to make a contribution to the whole.” Hiwi Tauroa, 2001, p. 44
  4. 4. “The biggest mistake of past centuries has been to treat all children as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same way.” Howard Gardner, 2001, p.86
  5. 5. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Michelangelo
  6. 6. What differentiation looks like...
  7. 7. Sometimes we read...
  8. 8. Sometimes we work with charts and diagrams.
  9. 9. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Ignacio Estrada
  10. 10. Sometimes we use equipment...
  11. 11. Sometimes we use audio/visual materials and technology...
  12. 12. This is a screen snapshot of a video clip we accessed at .
  13. 13. So where to begin? A simple search of the internet will lead you to more information than you will ever need. Here are a few springboards.
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  15. 15. WebQuests... are teacher designed keep specific learning goals in mind provide relevant Internet links (no random Google searches) work for individuals and small groups for research, problem solving, and basic skills differentiate by readiness or interest Tomlinson, 2001, p.59
  16. 16. This website provides one of the most comprehensive collections of articles and support materials for differentiated instruction. It is well-worth your time to explore this site.
  17. 17. Differentiation does not have to be in opposition to today’s standards-based approach.
  18. 18. So why differentiate?
  19. 19. The End!