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1 Workshop Schedule 10 minutes – Introduction 15 minutes – Differentiated Instruction Discussion 5 minutes – Overview of Work Stations 30 minutes – “Make It Take It” Workstations 15 minutes – Debriefing/Closure

2 Differentiating Instruction for Elementary Level Students Robin Lawrimore, Support Services, NES Brandy Whitesides, Second Grade, PGE Cheryl Parr, ESOL, BSE/PRE

3 Why? Student Characteristics DI = approach to instruction Tiered Assignments GroupingChoiceInterestReadiness Engagement Learning profile

4 Who? You will instruct each student with the most effective strategies for his or her learning profile. Your class will include students who have a wealth of background experiences and culture to share. DI helps you tap into those resources, while addressing mandatory instructional objectives.

5 How? Flexible grouping is at the heart of DI. varying grouping allows one to teach to students' strengths by considering intelligences, skills, readiness and interests as groups are established.

6 How? Grouping whole small groups of varying degrees of readiness (heterogeneous) small groups of like readiness (homogeneous) independent or individual Group size pairs triads or quads groups of five

7 But I wonder about…assessment cher_Tools/RubricsChecklists.htm cher_Tools/RubricsChecklists.htm

8 And I wonder about …RTI Differentiated Instruction works well in Response to Intervention processes. DI strategies provide proof(s) that the teacher is accommodating and/or modifying instruction to meet needs of students.

9 What? Examples of DI strategies in this workshop are: Cubing Spinning Choice boards Book making Book bags Tea party Assessment strategies…and

10 Please remember with your students… EARLY in the year, use interest inventories! (How can I differentiate instruction, if I do not know the likes and dislikes, talents and abilities of your students?) dres.html dres.html

11 What else? In addition to the packet of handouts you will receive today, you will be invited to join a Wiki to further explore DI resources. Expect an invitation within days of this workshop. You select electronic documents and websites that may serve as a springboard for ideas to best benefit your students.

12 What else? You will have 30 minutes to make and take activities as you research various possible DI strategies for your class… i.e., discover your differentiation buddies and talk!

13 MENU Appetizer (Everyone Shares) Pair-Share what the cartoon image brings to mind. Entrée (Select One) Create a “book bag” to stash your DI treasures. Perform 30 second rap expressing background knowledge about DI. Side Dishes (Select at Least Two) Create a cube for content area that you teach. Create a spinner for content area that you teach. Select a choice board that might work with your students and discuss with colleague. Make a book pertaining to your instruction. Review Tea Party strategy and propose an area where this prereading would benefit your grade level. Create a rubric that would work to assess student growth using DI strategies. Dessert (Optional) Write 3+s and a Wish for workshop leaders.

14 Let’s get rolling!

15 Contact us: Robin Lawrimore, Support Services, NES Brandy Whitesides, Second Grade, PGE Cheryl Parr, ESOL, BSE/PRE

16 MENU Appetizer (Everyone Shares) Pair-Share what the cartoon image brings to mind. Entrée (Select One) Create a “book bag” to stash your DI treasures. Perform 30 second rap expressing background knowledge about DI. Side Dishes (Select at Least Two) Create a cube for content area that you teach. Create a spinner for content area that you teach. Select a choice board that might work with your students and discuss with colleague. Make a book pertaining to your instruction. Review Tea Party strategy and propose an area where this prereading would benefit your grade level. Create a rubric that would work to assess student growth using DI strategies. Dessert (Optional) Write 3+s and a Wish for workshop leaders.

17 Workshop Schedule 10 minutes – Introduction 15 minutes – Differentiated Instruction Discussion 5 minutes – Overview of Work Stations 30 minutes – “Make It Take It” Workstations 15 minutes – Debriefing/Closure


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