Dare to Differentiate II:Diving Deeper Deborah Espitia, Coordinator Leslie Grahn, Resource Teacher Office of World Languages Howard County Public Schools, MD
How deep is your DI IQ? Are you • Doing the back float? • Snorkeling? • Scuba diving? • Deep sea diving? www.nasa.gov
Get ready to scuba! Mixed Readiness Groups
Tips for a successful scuba experience • Have good equipment • Is easier in smaller groups • Become familiar with dive site • Take diving instruction class • Always use buddy system • Slowly Ascend From Every dive • When in trouble: STOP, THINK, BREATH, ACT
How do these same tips apply to Differentiated Instruction? • Have good equipment • Is easier in smaller groups • Become familiar with dive site • Take diving instruction class • Always use buddy system • Slowly Ascend From Every dive • When in trouble: STOP, THINK, BREATH, ACT
Session outcomes review the basic principles of differentiation and deepen their knowledge about differentiated instruction. analyze artifacts and create activities for implementing differentiation strategies. explore the process of planning for differentiation. gain multiple perspectives on differentiation of assessment. Participants will…
Differentiation based on research and writings of: Carol Ann Tomlinson Professor of Educational Leadership University of Virginia
Differentiation Non-Negotiables • Supportive learning environment • Continuous assessment • High-quality curriculum • Respectful tasks • Flexible grouping
The Cogs of Differentiation Tomlinson, 2003
Content Process Product Learning Profile Interests Readiness Differentiation is a teacher’s response to learners’ needs guided by general principles of differentiation, such as respectful tasks ongoing assessment flexible grouping Teachers can differentiate according to students’ through a range of instructional and management strategies
Differentiation concepts Classroom elements • Content • Process • Products • Learning Environment/ Affect • Assessment
Learning Centers R.A.F.T.s Choice Boards Tiered Assignments WebQuests Flexible Grouping Cubing Think Dots Learning Contracts Compacting Multiple Levels of Questions 4MAT Differentiation Strategies Smorgasbord
Let’s dive into some DI-nalysis Choice Boards RAFT Assignments Tiered Assignments Learning Centers Cubing & Think Dots
Let’s dive into some DI-nalysis At each station, you will 1. Choose an artifact and analyze it using your organizer 2. Process the strategy with the group using the prompt provided The goal of this exploration is to prepare you to create a differentiated activity of your own.
Dive Into Designing Your Own Using the class profile and the resources from the centers, design a differentiated activity on a particular topic
How do I plan for differentiation?Let’s take a look at a differentiated lesson plan www.scuba-do.com/diving.cfm
Developing A Differentiated Lesson Plan • Sketch out an outline for a lesson you have recently done from beginning to end. • Analyze which learners your activities address • Multiple intelligences • Learning preferences • Readiness levels • Interests cagle.msnbc.com/news/BLOG/SAUDI.asp
Developing A Differentiated Lesson Plan • Identify activities that are anchors which the whole class needs to experience.
Developing A Differentiated Lesson Plan • Choose an activity which would be appropriate to differentiate • How will you differentiate it? • Content Learning profile • Process Interest • Product Readiness www.hawaiiscubavacation.com/.../250/Default.aspx
Reflecting on our current practice: Assessment Principles • Which principles affirm your own beliefs? • Are there any that challenge your beliefs or experience? • What are the implications of each principle? Discuss in groups of four.
Assessment Continuum Performance Tasks Checks for Understanding Teacher Questions Self Assessment Tapping Prior Knowledge Peer Assessment Rubrics Teacher Feedback Quizzes & Tests Assignments Pre-Assessment Observations
Grappling with the deepest issuesaround differentiation of assessment • Giving students different assessments • Giving some students more support on assessments • Grading students on different rubrics • Grading for growth Indicate on each continuum how strongly you feel about the statement given.
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