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1 Differentiation through 4MAT Created by: Dominique De Armond for School District of Philadelphia at University City High School on May 17, 2011

2 Agenda  Agenda and Norms (5 minutes)  Do Now + Introductions (10 minutes)  Overview of Planning with 4MAT (20 minutes)  Super Stations (30 minutes)  4Mat Lesson Planning Practice (35 minutes)  Reflection and Closing (5 minutes)

3 Norms and Expectations 1. Actively engage throughout. 2. Ask questions! Share experiences! Join in! 3. Be open. 4. Be respectful. 5. Cell phones on silent. 6. Anything I’ve forgotten?

4 Objectives  Teachers will be able to briefly outline the 4Mat model for differentiation.  Teachers will be able to apply the 4Mat Cycle to create a lesson geared towards multiple intelligences.  Teachers will be able to share ideas.  Teachers will be able to access resources to learn more about the 4Mat method.

5 My Information Dominique De Armond 9 th Grade Physical Science Teacher at University City High School Promise Academy

6 Introductions  Name  School/Subject/Grade  What do you hope to get out of this session?

7 Do Now- “Four Corners”  My favorite question is “Why?”  I learn best when I can connect a topic to my personal experiences or understand why it is important to me and others. I learn well in groups.  My favorite question is “What?”  I learn best by reading, seeing, and listening to expert lectures about a topic. I excel in formal learning environments.  My favorite question is “How does this work?”  I learn by touching, taking apart, tinkering with or doing something. I prefer to test things out and see how they actually work.  My favorite question is “What if?”  I learn best by connecting my knowledge and experiences about various topics to the rest of the world and what I know about it.

8 What is 4MAT?  The 4MAT Cycle is a model that takes into account multiple intelligences in the process of learning.  According to the 4MAT model, our style of learning is a combination of how we perceive and process information.  To become lifelong learners and critical thinkers, we must exercise all means of perception and processing… including those areas in which we may currently be weak.  In addition, all manners of perception and processing must be addressed in a classroom in order to reach every type of learner.

9 Some people perceive best via direct experience. Some people perceive best via abstract concepts.

10 Our style of learning is a combination of how we perceive and process information

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12 Type 1 Learner: Meaning  Teachers should create an environment of:  Storytelling to correlate meaning.  Creating high interest  Experiencing the sense of shared experiences and diverse understandings around this topic.  Focus on present and past understanding.  12:00-3:00 on the Cycle.  Direct observation and reflective processing.  Students should answer the questions:  Why do I need to know this?  Why is this material valuable to my life?  Is there a larger context?

13 This part of the lesson can also be referred to as the “hook”, opening or connection to prior and/or personal knowledge.

14 Type 2 Learner: Concepts  Teachers should create an environment of:  Receiving expert knowledge.  Blending personal experiences to expert knowing.  Connecting fascination to facts.  Creating knowledge as a reference point that will provide a basis for further understanding.  3:00-6:00 on the Cycle.  Abstract perception to reflective processing.  Students wants to know the what :  Demonstrations  Videos  Lectures  Written works  Other expert sources

15 This part of the lesson can also be referred to as the “I do”, introduction to new material, or delivery.

16 Type 3 Learner: Skills  Teachers should create an environment of:  Establishing the link between theory and application.  Allowing students to begin to become experts themselves.  Practicing in centers, teams, pairs, or (when necessary) individually.  6:00-9:00 on the Cycle.  Abstract perception to active processing.  Students should:  Experiment  Use expert knowledge to do  Compare results  Question

17 This part of the lesson can also be referred to as the “we do”, “y’all do”, or guided practice. This should be guided or facilitated by teachers, but usually not heavily controlled by them.

18 Type 4 Learner: Adaptations  Teachers should create an environment of:  Celebrating learning  Sharing knowledge and performing knowledge and skills  Measurable results  Growth  New and better questions to take back to Quadrant 1.  9:00-12:00 on the Cycle.  Direct observation to active processing.  Students should:  Summarize  Create new questions  Exhibit/publish/present  Take a position  Synthesize

19 This part of the lesson can also be referred to as the “you do”, independent practice, assessment, or extended practice.

20 Planning for a Gradual Release of Responsibility  I do, we do, y’all do, you do…  I do- teacher talk  We do- teacher guidance  Ya’ll do- teacher and peer guidance  You do- students work without assistance  Think of learning to ride a bike!

21 Backwards Planning… “It is difficult to know which road to take if you don’t know where you are going…”

22 Backwards Planning  Quadrant IV- Adapt  Quadrant III: Skills  Quadrant II: Concepts  Quadrant I: Meaning  IV: Extension Assessment Independent Work  III: Lab Skills Inquiry Guided Practice  II: Lectures Readings Notes  I: Do Now Introduction

23 Backwards Planning  Quadrant IV- Adapt  Quadrant III: Skills  Quadrant II: Concepts  Quadrant I: Meaning  IV: Extension Assessment Independent Work  III: Lab Skills Inquiry Guided Practice  II: Lectures Readings Notes  I: Do Now Introduction

24 Quadrant IV First determine the outcome you wish your students to reach. 1. Write the test, quiz or alternate assessment. 2. Design the project and rubric. 3. Determine the important key points.

25 Quadrant III  Determine what types of skills your students need before they can successfully achieve the ultimate outcome.  Determine what practice will best prepare your students for the assessment task you have in mind for them.

26 Quadrant II  Determine what knowledge your students will need before they can successfully achieve the ultimate outcome.  Provide your students with notes, videos, readings, and plenty of other expert sources regarding the topic.  Connect this topic to other subject areas that your students may already know about.

27 Quadrant I  Determine how your students will connect to this material.  Allow your students to explore their previous notions of the topic or material.  Allow students to discuss with the class and one another why the topic might be important to them and the rest of the world.

28 Super Stations!

29 Your turn!

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31 Credit is due to… 1. Teaching Around the 4MAT Cycle by Bernice McCarthy and Dennis McCarthy 2. aboutlearning.com 3. Pam Gallagher, instructor at the University of Pennsylvania Science Methods Course

32 Want to learn more?   Books  Training courses  Assessments  Curriculum materials  Online materials  Software  Author blog  …and more!

33 Questions?


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