Differentiation HoDs meeting Monday 5th December 2011 Karyn West - 2011
Students in our classesYear 9: Case Study Cognitive Special Needs x 5 Language Disorders x 10 High Anxiety x 1 Hearing issues x 1 Gifted and Talented x ??
DifferentiationAllows each student to achieve Special Needs Gifted and TalentedPBL Stage 5 focus for 2012
Why bother? That students differ may be inconvenient, but it is inescapable. Adapting to that diversity is the inevitable price of productivity, highstandards, and fairness to the students. ~Theodore Sizer
What can I differentiate? Depth of Classwork Assessment knowledge or activities skill completed / Instructional Strategies WHAT HOW EVIDENCEImage from Tomlinson, Carol Ann. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 1999.
Differentiating Process To support all studentsAdmit Slips - teacherhelps in the synthesisof learning by readinganonymous studentwritings aloud to beginor end a class. Tic Tac Toe - Students must complete a certainFishbone Diagram - number of tasks or mustOrganising tool to help reach a certain totalstudents visualise how value of tasks. Tasksevents can be might address Gardner’sconnected. Multiple Intelligence.
Differentiating Process To support all students PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Strategies) - A structured reading strategy in which pairs of students use "Paragraph Shrinking," "Partner Reading," andCubing (similar to the "Prediction Relays."thinking hats) -students must examine a Want more? http://topic from a variety ofperspectives. www.beesburg.com/ edtools/glossary.html
Educational Leaders... Your role as a leader is even moreimportant than you might imagine. You have the power to help ... [students] ... become winners. ~ Ken Blanchard