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Ppt on differentiated instruction by lisa weston

  1. 1. 1 Differentiated Instruction: An Overview By Lisa Weston Resource Specialist Kelly Springs Elementary
  2. 2. 2 The movement toward inclusion has impacted classrooms by requiring teachers to respond to a broader range of academic needs. How can we possibly reach all the students in our classrooms when they are academically diverse, have special needs, are English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, or have some combination of any or all of these factors? The answer to this question is ……. Differentiated Instruction!
  3. 3. Why Differentiate? 3 All kids are different. One size does not fit all. Differentiation provides all students with access to all curriculum.
  4. 4. Why Differentiate 4
  5. 5. What Is Differentiation? 5 A teacher’s response to learner needs The recognition of students’ varying background knowledge and preferences Instruction that appeals to students’ differences
  6. 6. Who can Differentiate? 6
  7. 7. 7 Content Process Product According to Students’ Readiness Interest Learning Profile Teachers Can Differentiate Adapted from The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (Tomlinson, 1999).
  8. 8. 8 When a teacher tries to teach something to the entire class at the same time, chances are, one-third of the kids already know it; one-third will get it, and the remaining third won’t. So two-thirds of the children are wasting their time. Lillian Katz
  9. 9. Differentiation Strategies 9  Use of computers/Programs  Assessment & Diagnosis  Adjusting Questions  Learning Contracts  Flexible Grouping  Tiered Activities  Anchor Activities  Independent Study  Differentiated Centers  Curriculum Compacting  Use of the Internet/Learning centers  Graduated Task- Product-Rubrics  Use of Multiple Texts and Supplementary Materials
  10. 10. Tiered Instruction One Size Doesn’t Fit All 10
  11. 11. When Can Tiered Instruction Be Used? Used when the teacher wants all students to focus on the same essential ideas and key skills. Used to provide students with different learning needs a route to reach the essential ideas and key skills while being appropriately challenged. 11
  12. 12. What Can Be Tiered? Assignments Activities Homework Learning Centers Experiments Materials Assessments Writing Prompts 12
  13. 13. 13 What are the steps for tiered instruction? There are 5 major organizational points to tiered instruction: 1. Choose a concept that students should know or understand and whether to tier according to readiness, interest, or learning profile. 2. Assess student's profile, readiness, and interest. 3. Create an activity or project that is clearly focused on the concept. 4. Adjust the activity to provide different levels of difficulty. 5. Match students to appropriate tiered assignment.
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  15. 15. 15 When are anchor activities used? to begin the day when students complete an assignment when students are stuck and waiting for help Types of anchor activities DEAR Time - Silent Reading Journal Writing or Learning Logs Vocabulary Work Math “Problem of the Day” Learning Centre Spelling Practice Portfolio Management Agenda notes What are anchor activities? specified ongoing activities on which students work independently ongoing assignments that students can work on throughout a unit
  16. 16. 16 In many classrooms, students work on routine activities like journal writing, vocabulary activities and spelling. These types of activities can used as "Anchor Activities" that are options for students after assigned work is complete. The goal is to have students moving independently from one assignment to another without needing teacher direction. Anchor activities can be posted within the classroom in a variety of ways. Simply listing the activities on a chart or chalkboard is one method. Below are additional methods of presentation used by teachers Examples of Anchor Activities
  17. 17. 17 “In this class, we are never finished. Learning is a process that never ends.” Carol Ann Tomlinson
  18. 18. 18 Thank you for your time and attention. Please let me know HOW I can help you ! Lisa