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1 Differentiated Instruction with Technology LACUE, 2006 Mary Moore Terri Carpenter

2 Differentiated Instruction As defined by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Differentiated Instruction is … …attending to the needs of a particular student or group of students rather than the more typical pattern of teaching the class as though all individuals in it were basically alike.

3 Differentiated Instruction What it is not? Individualized Instruction Chaotic Another way to provide homogenous grouping Tailoring the same set of clothes Tomlinson, C. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ASCD, 1995

4 Differentiated Instruction What it is? Pro-active More qualitative than quantitative Multiple approaches Student centered Whole-class, group, and individual instruction Organic Tomlinson, C. How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ASCD, 1995

5 Key Classroom Elements Systemic approach to planning and instruction Pre- Assessmen t Curriculum Student Content Process Product Evaluation

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7 Gardners Theory of Multiple Intelligences LOGICAL/ MATHEMATICAL VERBAL/ LINGUISTIC VISUAL/ SPATIAL MUSICAL BODILY/ KINESTHETIC NATURALIST INTERPERSONAL INTRAPERSONAL

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9 The Revised Taxonomy Blooms Original Taxonomy Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation Andersons Revised Taxonomy Remembering Understanding Applying Analyzing Evaluating Creating

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11 Why Technology? Dynamic vs. Static Environment Level Playing Field Assistive Technology Web Resources

12 Differentiated Instruction and Technology (Perfect Together) Accommodation of Learning Styles – using Gardners Theory of Multiple Intelligences Challenge - assuring that students use higher order thinking skills (Blooms Taxonomy) + Technology – enhancing the learning environment

13 Blooms Taxonomy Gardners MI REMEMBERING RECALL information (lists, facts) UNDERSTANDING EXPLAIN ideas of concepts (main idea, sequence) APPLYING USE new knowledge in another situation ANALYZING DIFFERENTIATE between constituent parts EVALUATING JUSTIY a decision or course of action CREATING GENERATE new products or ideas VERBAL LINGUISTIC A1: Make a list of key terms about the solar system using a Word table LOGICAL MATHEMATICAL B2: Group figures, facts, or details using a Venn diagram (Word or Inspiration) VISUAL SPATIAL BODILY KINESTHETIC MUSICAL C5: Listen to Holsts The Planets Suite identify musical elements for each INTERPERSONAL D6: Write Dear Abby about a key conflict; partner write a response INTRAPERSONAL E7 Write an internal monologue for a space traveler aborting his/her mission NATURALIST D8: In PPT, show the differeneces between Clinton and Bush environmental policy F8: Using draw/paint tools, design a plant or animal that could survive on a given planet

14 The Matrix Whole Individual Group Completion Individual Teacher Grade Level Activities Great Websites Bonus Technology Lesson Plans Software Ideas

15 Lets Look at Samples… Login - carpentert

16 Putting it all together… On your own!!!

17 Strategies for Managing Differentiating Instruction Anchor activity Behavior management Grouping

18 Questions and Concerns

19 Terri Carpenter Mary Moore


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