Webinar for Otter Creek InstituteDifferentiating Instruction …One Size Does Not Fit All Agenda: Think 7 to Differentiate Instruction Six Thinking Hats® (Edward DeBono) to differentiate the process Star Six Choices to differentiate the product After the workshop, visit www.learnerslink.com/curriculum.htm for ideas and examples of differentiation strategies, lessons and units.
Think 7 to Differentiate Instruction By addressing student You can differentiate the Content Readiness Process Interests/Passion Product Learning Profile Learning Environment
Based on the student’s Readiness How students perform in your class, such as their reading ability, pace of learning, dependence on the teacher, or independence, …. Interests Passions What does the student enjoy? Learning Profile What learning preference does the student have? Auditory, visual, kinesthetic? Multiple Intelligence preference(s)?
We might differentiate the Content: What students learn Process/Activities: Six Thinking Hats® Strategies through which students process, or make sense of, understandings and skills Products: Multiple Intelligences/SMART Choices – Tic Tac Toe Menu How students demonstrate and extend what they have learned Learning Environment: Varied resources and flexible grouping structures
Process Differentiation: Six Thinking Hats® DeBono, Edward. Six Thinking Hats. Strategies or activities through which students process, or make sense of, understandings and skill
Differentiate the Questions withSix Thinking Hats® + Content – Living in the United States
White Hat - FACTS facts data Information Who, what, when, where? What do you want to know? KNOWLEDGE – Bloom
Imagine White piece of paper where you write all of the facts. Talk about and write several facts that you know about living in the U.S. One might be that the capital is Washington, D.C. There may be facts that need to be researched for accuracy. Put an R to remind you to check out these facts.
Red Hat - FEELINGS feelings intuition emotions EVALUATION - Bloom
Imagine Red heart for feelings and passion Think of how you feel about living in the U.S. One might be free. Think of others now.
Black Hat - CAUTION caution careful of risks words of wisdom ANALYSIS - Bloom
Imagine Black judge’s robe representing caution, wisdom! Think of what things you should be cautious of if you live in the U.S. One might be too much freedom. Think of others now.
Yellow Hat - BENEFITS benefits value optimism the good in it ANALYSIS -Bloom
Imagine Yellow sun representing benefits of a sunny day! Think of the benefits of living in the U.S. One might be freedom of religion. Think of others now.
Green Hat - CREATIVITY creativity possibilities new ideas alternatives SYNTHESIS -Bloom
Imagine Green grass for constantly creating new ideas Think of a creative slogan, statue, song to entice people to live in the U.S. One might be Put the US in USA! Think of one now. This will take a few minutes, so let’s just get started and you can finish this after the webinar.
Blue Hat – THINKING Thinking about thinking process another viewpoint summarizing concluding organizing COMPREHENSION - Bloom
Imagine Blue sky for thinking from a new perspective, as if you were a bird in the air looking down at the earth. Explain WHY you live in the U.S. One reason might be that you were born here. Why might others live in the U.S.?
Vary Questions with Six Hats® Let’s practice varying our question related to the fable, The Hare and the Tortoise. I will think of one, and you will add a second. Questions move to three levels based on where the answer can be found. They might relate to the text, self, or world. Now let’s read The Hare and the Tortoise
The Hare and the Tortoise An Aesop Fable A hare was making fun of a tortoise one day for being so slow. "Do you ever get anywhere?" the hare asked with a mocking laugh. "Yes," replied the tortoise, "and I get there sooner than you think. Run a race against me and I'll prove it.“ The hare was very amused at the thought of running a race with the tortoise, and just for fun he decided to do it. So the fox, who agreed to act as judge marked the distance for the race on a path through the woods, and started the runners off. The hare was soon far out of sight. To let the tortoise know how silly it was for him to challenge a speedy hare, the hare decided to lie down beside the road to take a nap until the tortoise could catch up. The tortoise meanwhile kept going slowly but steadily. After a time, the tortoise Passed the place where the hare was sleeping. The hare slept on very peacefully. When at last he did wake up, the tortoise was already very near the finish line. The hare now ran his swiftest, but he could not overtake the tortoise in time.
Vary Questions with Six Hats® Put our your blue hat first and think about the big idea, moral of the fable, or essential question. Several might include persistence, slow and steady wins the race, endurance, bullying, competition, …. For this webinar we will use the big idea of competition.
Vary Questions with Six Hats® One white hat question might be Who are the three characters in the fable? Write another white hat question. Remember the answers can be checked in the text and will be either right or wrong. 1.
Vary Questions with Six Hats® A red hat question might be How did you feel when the tortoise won the race? Write another red hat question. Remember the questions can relate to the text, self (students’ lives, or the world 1.
Vary Questions with Six Hats® The black hat question brings wisdom and caution to the lesson. What should you be cautious of when challenging someone to a race? Write another black hat question. 1. 2.
Vary Questions with Six Hats® The yellow hat looks for benefits. What are the benefits of competition, racing? Write another yellow hat question. 1. 2.
Vary Questions with Six Hats® The green hat looks for creativity, new ideas. Retell the fable if it took place underwater, or rewrite the story using this cartoon clip. Write another green hat question. 1.
Vary Questions with Six Hats® The blue hat looks for metacognition, explanations, summaries,…. Write another blue hat question. 1.
Multiple Intelligences/SMARTS provide Choices Using • Tic Tac Toe Menu or • Star Six Productions How students demonstrate and extend what they have learned
Product Differentiation Multiple Intelligences or SMARTS
Star Six Productions Using the Hare and the Tortoise Act Build Draw Sing Write Student Created
Star Six Productions - Act Your job is to create and perform an episode of a children's or teenager’s television program. This episode should be about the Hare and the Tortoise. Be sure to include the following information: • The who what, when, where and why of the fable or big idea of competition. • Why is it important? • How might it impact the future?
Six Hats® + Star Six Productions – ActThe episode will include: . Student Created Sequence
Star Six Productions - Build Your group has been commissioned to build a model related to the competitive spirit in the Hare and the Tortoise for a local museum. Your model must accurately reflect the scale and geometry related to the fable. You can build a small model using Play Dough, pipe cleaners, aluminum foil, a flashlight, etc., or you may build a larger model using garbage bags, and anything else you can creatively devise.
Star Six + Star Six Productions – Build The model must represent the . Student Created Sequence
Star Six Productions - Draw Create a poster – or series of posters – that clearly illustrates the key ideas about competition as depicted in the Hare and the Tortoise. Your poster(s) will be designed for those who are unable to read, so it/they must communicate clearly through pictures and graphics, and should not rely heavily on captions. Poster paper, markers and other materials are available; let your instructor know what else you need.
Star Six + Star Six Productions – DrawThe poster or series of posters must show the . Student Created Sequence
Star Six Productions -Sing Your mission is to write and perform a song (any style of music) about ____________________ the Hare and the Tortoise which is focused on competition. You can make up a new tune or write new lyrics that fit with an existing melody. • You should have at least one verse about each of the three sets of three elements that should be the focus of the Hare and the Tortoise. • Include a chorus about the purpose or main idea of the Hare and the Tortoise. • Make it personal and fun.
Star Six + Star Six Productions – Sing The tune or new lyrics must include the . Student Created Sequence
Star Six Productions - Write Your task is to write an article for USA Today telling the public about competition, as depicted in the Hare and the Tortoise. You should minimally include the following information: • The who, what, when, where of the Hare and the Tortoise • Why competition is important • What else might occur as a result of the competition found in the Hare and the Tortoise.
Star Six + Star Six Productions – Write The article must include . Student Created Sequence
Star Six Productions - Student-Created You may decide on a product that you think is appropriate to share your research and ideas about competition as seen in the Hare and the Tortoise. The Multiple Intelligences chart and your imagination should provide an opportunity for you to work on higher level thinking and creative production. Your project must be approved by your teacher.
Star Six + Star Six Productions – The student created product must include . Student Created Sequence
After the workshop Go to www.learnerslink.com/curriculum.htm for ideas, research, and examples of differentiation strategies, Six Hats activities, lessons and units.