From… The Differentiated Classroom How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms
Learning Together In groups of 2 or 3 (same reading): 1. Share your visual representation of: What is differentiation? What does it look like? Why does it matter? 2. Write 2 more questions that could be answered by reading the chapter OR 2 questions your group still has after reading the article
Reflecting on your work Individually: If you were to revise your visual (after having seen the other/s shared) what would do and why? -OR- What about your visual are you proudest and why? (write name and response on large post-it)
What is a differentiated classroom? Elements of differentiation How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms What is a differentiated instruction is – and isnt The rationale for differentiated instruction
Partner up with someone that read the other Tomlinson chapter Teach one another the essential content The teacher can use the visual to assist instruction The student can ask questions and take notes
We JUST learned about… The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners What is a differentiated classroom? Elements of differentiation How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms What is a differentiated instruction is – and isnt The rationale for differentiated instruction In your group, one at a time, share something you learned from your partner (no repeating of content) about the main topic/s. Develop a group understanding.
The basics of a wiki Where to find information Where and how to post weekly reflections Whats in the syllabus
In preparation for next weeks class: Read the first chapter of the required text, Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Does Not Fit All Review the other Tomlinson chapter (that you learned about in class) What do YOU think about differentiated instruction? Post your response on the wiki by Sunday. Comment on a classmates post by class on Tuesday. Review the contents of the syllabus and bring questions to class