• Differentiated Instruction


    Looking at Lessons from a Different Perspective

    • What do my students need to know or begin to know?
    • How do I know that learning has occurred?
    • What instructional strategies can use with my students?
    • How do I meet the needs of all the learners?
    • How can I make the learning relevant for the students?
  • Elements to be Differentiated


    • Addresses the same concepts of instruction but is adjusted by degree of complexity for different learners.
    • Objectives are written in incremental steps. This allows for different entry points
    • Flexible grouping is consistently used this includes small group pairing and whole groups
    • Grouping is not fixed but is dynamic based on content, project and on going evaluations.


    • Each student task will be interesting and engaging.
    • Each child will be challenged most of the time.
    • A well designed student product allows for varied expression, alternative procedures, and provides varying degrees of difficulty, types of evaluation and scoring.
  • What Type of Learner are You?


    Paper Clip

    • Organize things
    • Head up organizations
    • Gather thoughts and form broad statements
    • Put ideas together

    Magnifying Glass

    • Enjoy detail
    • Strive to know detail
    • Obsessed with detail
    • Study one thing at a time


    • Like Change
    • Search for new ideas and ways of doing things
    • May stay with one idea for a long time but . . . with change eventually


    • Only motivated or moves when the wind blows
    • Turns when the wind blows
    • Change position every time the wind blows