Presentation on theme: "Differentiated Instruction Choice Boards"— Presentation transcript:
1 Differentiated Instruction Choice Boards Are often referred to asTic-Tac-Toe BoardsExtension BoardsThinking BoardsProvide an entry point for DI in Core Instruction
2 Instruction can be differentiated for individual profiles, interests, and readiness by adjusting: Content – what students will learn and the materials that represent that learningProcess – methods students use to make sense of the contentProduct – how students will demonstrate what they know, understand or are able to doLearning Environment – the culture and surroundings in which students learn best
3 Choice Boards List of activities selected by the teacher Often resemble a tic-tac-toe boardAligned to the learning goalsDeveloped to meet specific needs of the learnerAllows student to show evidence of learningProvide structured activities to :Gain confidence with the learning target/skillPractice the learning target/skill,Extend the learningProvide evidence of learning
4 Instructional Advantages Designed to meet the needs of individuals and small groupsTeach, reinforce, practice or enhance learningGive students choice of learning tasksGive students choices to show what they knowEnhance the learners ownership in their learning
5 Teachers Role Identify the purpose of the Choice Board Teach, practice, enhance, extendDetermine suitable activities based on learner needsCreate meaningful activities aligned to learning goalsVisit and talk with student groups and/or individuals to become informed about progressBased the choices on topics or higher order thinking skills
6 Tips for designing Does the activity address a learning need? Is the activity directly aligned to a learning goal?Remove any activities that are “busy work”Activities are for students to learn, practice or extend the learning.Plan activities in minute chunks.Are all materials readily available?Can the activity be completed with little or no adult help?
7 What do you notice in the design of this and the following choice boards?
10 Next Steps Explore some of the examples on the web page Select a student learning expectationList the scaffolded skills needed to master the SLECreate a choice Board for your class.FYI: Choice boards can made with pictures instead of words