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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

Understanding Differentiated Instruction Summer DI Readings List: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners: Browse a bountiful reading list as you plan your garden of differentiated-instruction methods and strategies for the year. (Edutopia, 2015) Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths: Get to the bottom of common misconceptions about differentiated instruction. For a quick reference on what differentiated is -- and what it isn't -- Differentiation Is / Differentiation Is Not, a set of infographics from ASCD, is also worth checking out. (Edutopia, 2015) Defining Differentiated Instruction: Take a look at a few specific examples to better understand differentiated instruction in practice: using graphic organizers, offering alternative assignments, and providing extended work time. (Edutopia, Updated 2014) Differentiation Concept Map: Reference a flowchart that shows key elements of differentiated instruction and relationships among those elements. Equity vs.

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The Developmental Assets Framework Download a printable version of the Developmental Assets® Framework Download printable PDF versions of the Developmental Assets Framwork, available in English, Spanish and broken down by age-specific adaptations. Also available are independent translations of the Developmental Assets Framework, created by local community groups for use with the children, youth, and families they serve. These are available in Acholi, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Japanese, Khmer, Nuer, Russian, Somali, Urdu and Vietnamese.*

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized?

Adapting materials for mixed ability classes In these cases it’s important to remember that all students will get something out of the class, but not necessarily the same things, and not necessarily what you aim to teach them! For example, the beginners may begin to get a grasp of your classroom language whilst the stronger students may begin to be able to put a new tense into use. Adapting materials for mixed ability classes can take different forms. One way to adapt materials is to rewrite reading texts and grade the language accordingly for different levels. Activities to Promote Parent Involvement Research shows that children are more likely to succeed academically and are less likely to engage in violent behavior if their families are involved in their education. Many parents say, however, that they feel unwelcome or uncomfortable in their children's schools. Teachers often feel under attack by parents who are highly involved. Learn how to bridge the gap. Included: A dozen activities to promote parental involvement and ten tips for involved parents. The following quote comes from Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Schools, a report from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Summer Readings on Differentiation: 150+ Seedlings for Growing Stronger Learners Sir Ken Robinson made the analogy that "Teachers are like gardeners." Gardeners cannot make the plants grow, but they do prepare and nurture the conditions that enable plants to thrive. Robinson explains that great teachers do the same by providing the support necessary for each student to grow in his or her learning. In Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement speech to Stanford graduates, he encouraged the value of exploring passions and interests, because you never know where they might lead. Jobs once took a calligraphy class, which years later inspired the many font options we have today (including the words you're reading now).

Differentiation-Interests – Opening Paths Differentiation | Planning | Readiness | Interests | Learning Preferences | Strategies Alignment Learner Voice and Choice is important if we want students to be engaged and have buy-in to their education. Think about how you prefer to learn new ideas. Whether it’s in a classroom or self-directed, the experiences are better if we have some input. Challenging Learning James Nottingham created the Learning Pit®. His inspiration had two main sources (though in truth, probably dozens of sources – as is the way with creativity). The first was his experience of Philosophy for Children (P4C) as a way to teach young people how to learn as much as what to learn. This ‘spoke’ to him in a way nothing else had.

ASCD Express 10.17 - Differentiating Instruction Using Mobile Technology Tools Differentiating Instruction Using Mobile Technology Tools Kristina J. Doubet and Eric M. Carbaugh 107 Good Icebreaker Questions to ask in 2020 [Updated] - IcebreakerIdeas Icebreaker questions are some of the most popular icebreaker games. Icebreaker questions are of many different kinds and can be used for any age group. They work well to open an activity, introduce people and topics, and revive a flagging party or movie – in short in almost any and every circumstance and situation.

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know Open Educational Resources | Feature 16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know By Dian Schaffhauser07/02/14 How the Heck Do You Implement “Student Empowerment”? The following is an excerpt from Marsha Ratzel’s new book In High Gear: My Shift Toward a Student-Driven, Inquiry Based Science Classroom. Most classrooms follow a prescribed formula. Teachers plan and lay out what is going to be learned.

Course planning Pre-service teacher training courses typically focus on the detailed planning of a 40 minute or 60 minute lesson and don’t focus attention on how to go about planning a much longer scheme of work. This is also an important area to consider though, because most teachers are involved in teaching courses, which may typically last anywhere between 30 and 120 hours. The aim of this article is to share some of the conclusions of a recent project I was part of, with the hope that it might enable other teachers to plan a little faster too! Why do we plan our lessons?

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