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Presentation staff meeting (feb 13) [2010 version]


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Presentation staff meeting (feb 13) [2010 version]

  2. 2. AGENDA 3         Goals for the Day Differentiated Instruction in our classrooms Break Core Practices & Differentiated Instruction Video Activity: Slide 25 (Mr. Bean) A personal experience Lunch Departmental Activity
  3. 3. GOALS FOR THE DAY 4 1. Learn about DI resources, supports and strategies 2. Evaluate our own practice of applying differentiated instruction within our classrooms 3. Develop an activity applying the principles of differentiated instruction
  4. 4. 5 DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION  effective instruction that is responsive to learning preferences, interests and readiness of the individual learner.”
  5. 5. DI CLASSROOM PRACTICES 6  Fill out the following table about your own DI classroom practices
  6. 6. DI CLASSROOM PRACTICES 7  Share your own practices with your table (department)  Nominate 1 person to share your tables discussion
  7. 7. 8 Now a few words from John
  8. 8. “A LEARNING STYLE is the way each learner begins to concentrate on, process, and retain new and difficult information.” (Rita Dunn Ph. D.) 9
  9. 9. LEARNING STYLES 10  Visual/Spatial: Learning through seeing.  Verbal/Linguistic: Learning through hearing  Body/Kinesthetic: Learning through movement, action, and hands on activities  Logical/Mathematical: learning through
  10. 10. LEARNING STYLES 11  Musical/Rhythmic: Learning through music  Interpersonal: Learning through others’ emotions  Intrapersonal: Learning through one’s inner emotions  Naturalist: learning through a connection
  11. 11. LEARNING STYLES 12  Fill out the questionnaire for yourself.  At your tables, discuss the following question  QUESTION: is your instructional practice influenced by your own learning style?
  12. 12. LEARNING STYLES 13  YES: what can you do to cater your lessons to a variety of learning styles?  NO: what are you doing to accommodate a variety of learning styles?
  13. 13. COFFEE BREAK minutes) 14  Take 15 for a kit-kat coffee break (15
  15. 15. 16 ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING “The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve learning.” “Program Planning and Assessment, 2000” p. 13
  16. 16. 17 ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING  CORE PRACTICES  Learning Goals and Success Criteria  Questioning  Feedback  Self-Assessment
  17. 17. 18 LEARNING GOALS & SUCCESS CRITERIA  LEARNING GOALS statements that describe, for students, what they should know and be able to do by the end of a period of instruction.  SUCCESS CRITERIA  Brief  Descriptive statements, in specific terms, of what successful attainment of the learning goals looks like
  18. 18. CORE PRACTICE: QUESTIONING 19     Gathers evidence about students’ current level of knowledge and skills, as well as their attitudes, interests and learning preferences Guides students’ thinking on a topic, and focus their efforts to achieve learning goals Provides information to differentiate instruction Makes students’ thinking visible so teachers can detect confusions and misconceptions
  19. 19. TIPS TO IMPROVE QUESTIONING 20  Find alternatives to asking questions of whole class  Try not to always be the quarterback  Conduct frequent checks for understanding  Talk to students while they are working  Regular one on one conferences
  20. 20. 21 CORE PRACTICE: FEEDBACK “…if assessments are to support improvements in student learning, their results must inform students how to do better the next time. Rick Stiggins
  21. 21. 22 CORE PRACTICE: FEEDBACK  Describes student performance  Purpose is to reduce the gap between the student’s current level of understanding and/or performance and a desired goal  Has powerful effects on student engagement and learning
  22. 22. CORE PRACTICE: SELF ASSESSMENT 23  Provides meaningful feedback to teachers about students’ learning needs  Equips student with the skills to answer  Where am I going?  Where am I now?  How do I close the gap?  Where to next?
  23. 23. CORE PRACTICES: VIDEO 24  Watch the video, keep the following question in mind.  QUESTION: which of the four core practices would have saved Mr. Bean from his precarious situation?
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  25. 25. A PERSONAL EXEPERIENCE 26  A personal experience from Laura Owen
  27. 27. INSTRUCTIONS 28  Using Assessment for Learning, each department is to choose an assignment(s) and evaluate it(them) according to page given;  The department is to consider how to alter assignment if this is necessary so it is in accordance with Assessment for Learning
  28. 28. INSTRUCTIONS 29 DEPARTMENT HEADS, please do not forget your D.I. KITS