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1 Layered Curriculum For teachers with more than one student in their classroom.

2 How many “regular” students are in a regular classroom? 3 with IEPs 3 “unidentified” 1 with ADD 1 ELL 6 visual 4 aural 2 read/write 12 kinesthetic

3 Does one size fit all? Or, is there a better way to meet the needs of all students in a “regular” classroom? better way

4 Tools of the Trade Learning Styles – Rita Dunn & Others Multiple Intelligences – Howard Gardner Mind Styles – Anthony Gregoric Blooms Taxonomy Instructional Strategies – Robert Marzano Differentiated Instructional Model Cooperative Learning – Johnson & Johnson

5 Key Concept #1 Voice and Choice –Students want control. –If you don’t offer it, they take it.

6 Paradigm Shift Choice requires knowledge (ex: 7 & 8th graders) 1. They don't all learn the same way--demonstrated w/ VARK 2. They need to know HOW to learn--VARK help sheets 3. They need to know that just because they PREFER to learn visually, they CAN learn through other modalities. 4. They need to know BASIC brain parts; cortex, hypothalamus, brain stem, etc 5. They need to know how their brain works; just the basics like when they learn something new a protein marker is made and if they don't SLEEP it's wiped away. 6. They need to know WHY they should learn--links to healthy dendrites and Alzheimers; Charlie Brown Christmas tree v. healthy oak Who needs to Know?They do!!!

7 Key Concept #2 Novelty “If students know what to expect before coming to class, you have already lost them.” - Dr. John Penick

8 Key Concept #3 - Accountability –Students learning rather than just doing –Students responsible for their own learning

9 Key Concept #4 Personal Needs Met Name some that are needed for a student to be able to maximize learning?

10 A Major Goal Encourage Higher Level Thinking –Bloom’s taxonomy Remember Understand Apply Analyze Evaluate Create

11 The of Layered Curriculum Layer C - Remember and Understand –Basic content & vocabulary Layer B – Apply and Analyze –Labs & projects Layer A – Evaluate and Create –Critical thinking & problem solving

12 Layer C – for Visual Learners Read the chapter and explain the illustrations highlightFind a magazine article and highlight the key ideas Complete a concept map for the topic Watch video and do follow-up assignment

13 Layer C—for Auditory Learners Listen to the book on tape. Listen to lecture. Watch/listen to video. Debate concepts in a group of four. Read a magazine article with a friend taking turns reading out loud.

14 Layer C—for Readers and Writers Read the text and answer questions Write a chapter summary Listen to lecture and take notes Complete “Guided Reading” worksheets Read supplemental articles and write a report

15 Layer C—for Kinesthetic Learners Complete a scavenger hunt through the chapter. Read case studies and highlight key concepts. Play vocabulary charades with a friend. Play chapter trivia games.

16 Layer B – Apply and Analyze Activities Labs Webquests Videos Presentations Write test questions and provide an answer key

17 Layer A – Evaluate and Create Pose critical thinking questions Extensive projectsprojects Individualized Research Questions Interdisciplinary projects

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