A definition… "What we share in common makes us human. How we differ makes us individuals. In a classroom with little or no differentiated instruction, only student similarities seem to take center stage.
A definition… In a differentiated classroom, commonalities are acknowledged and built upon, and student differences become important elements in teaching and learning as well....
A definition… Students have multiple options for taking in information making sense of ideas expressing what they learn.
A definition… In other words, a differentiated classroom provides different avenues to acquiring content processing or making sense of ideas and developing products." Carol Ann Tomlinson
66% bored every day 81% material not interesting 42% material lacks relevance 33% work is not challenging http://ceep.indiana.edu/hssse/index.htm
I like attending school. I work hard in my classes. But I would like them to be a little more interesting, interactive. Many teachers don't understand that people learn in different ways. I like hands on things and group projects… because they help me focus and really feel excited and I interact more. It makes me want to learn and (makes) the material that I'm learning interesting.
Is it about entertainment? Attention? What does an engaged student look like? How do I write it into my lesson plans? What does an engaged classroom look and sound like? Think. Ink. Share.
Carol Ann Tomlinson Professor of Educational Leadership University of Virginia
“In a differentiated classroom, the teacher proactively plans and carries out varied approaches to content, process, and product in anticipation of and response to student differences in readiness, interest, and learning needs.” How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms (Tomlinson, ASCD, 2001)
is a teacher’s response to learners’ needs guided by general principles, such as Respectful TasksFlexible Grouping Continuous Assessment Teachers can differentiate ContentProcessProduct according to students’ Interests Learning Profile Readiness through a range of strategies
Classroom elements Content Process Products Learning Environment/ Affect Assessment
With the knowledge you just gained, how would you change a clue on your puzzle?
Day 2: Leading and Assessing the Learning Thursday, July 19, 2012
Participants will deepen knowledge and explore strategies for o knowing their learners o engaging their learners o leading the learning in their classroom o assessing the learning of their students.