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1 The Recipe for an Excelling Student Strategies for Creating Academic Rigor for ALL Students

2 Question We Will Answer Today What do students who are currently only meeting the standards need in order to truly excel? - Guiding principles - Instructional strategies - Practical ideas

3 Research shows that, “Of all the students in a mixed-ability class, the most capable learners are likely to learn the least or make less notable progress during a school year.” -Winebrenner, 2005 Think / Pair / Share Why do you think this statement is true? What can you do to prevent this from happening?

4 Guiding Principle #1 CHOICE and CHALLENGE are Essential

5 All humans have three basic needs: 1.) To feel autonomous, 2.) To feel competent, and 3.) To feel connected to others -Deci & Ryan, 1985 Providing choices and an adequate amount of challenge are essential to students feeling both autonomous and competent in their abilities.

6 Intrinsic motivation is evidenced when someone engages in an activity because they want to, not because they have to. There is no better way to promote intrinsic motivation than by allowing students to focus on their own goals and interests.

7 Remember, students need opportunities to NOT succeed with ease if they are to develop their talent and potential.

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9 Guiding Principle #2 PREASSESSMENT + PERKY PACE

10 “The most important single factor influencing learning is what the learner already knows; ascertain this and teach him (her) accordingly”. -Ausubel, 1968 Preassessment helps you to eliminate unnecessary practice of material students have already learned.

11 There are many benefits to formative assessment. Research has shown that the consistent use of formative assessment can double the speed at which students learn. - Wiliam, 2007 Preassessment helps you to determine what further instruction or opportunities for mastery students need.

12 Sample Pre-assessment Ideas

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18 Guiding Principle #3 FLEXIBILITY + FEEDBACK

19 Alonzo (2011) uses the analogy of driving a car. “One might view standards as providing this destination for student learning. However, as drivers, we often are interested in knowing more than ‘Are we there yet?’ We would like to know how much further the journey will be, what we might experience along the way, and so on.”

20 The average student receives 6 seconds of personal feedback from a teacher each day! Giving immediate feedback is one of the most powerful impacts we can have on student achievement.

21 Take advantage of flexible grouping options to maximize your ability to differentiate. Just make sure your groups are TRULY flexible and change based on the needs of the students!

22 WHAT SHOULD BE MY NEXT STEP? Choose from the menu of INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES those that will best meet your students’ needs

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25 Shared Inquiry

26 Kaplan Depth and Complexity Model

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28 What questions does this picture bring to your mind?

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30 How would this hamburger look to a vegetarian ?

31 How would this hamburger look to a cow ? a cow ?

32 How would this hamburger look to How would this hamburger look to Shaquille O’Neal? Shaquille O’Neal?

33 How would this hamburger look to How would this hamburger look to a baby ? a baby ?

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35 How have cell phones changed over time?

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37 What patterns do you see in this picture?

38 Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

39 Most Difficult First

40 Learning Contract

41 Passion Project

42 Differentiated Choice Menus

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44 Tiered Lessons

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46 Curriculum Compacting

47 Reading Ahead Contract

48 Student Proposal for Replacement Task

49 Think / Pair / Share Which of these strategies would you like to learn more about?

50 Think BIG But Start SMALL! Final Words of Advice

51 JUST REMEMBER:

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53 Created by Jason McIntosh Revised, May 2012 Template by Animation Factory mcintoj@purdue.edu


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