On Dec. 18th #ohiogtchat will have it's last chat of 2016. Our final discussion topic is:
Differentiation: Once a term only used in gifted and special ed circles, now differentiation has become a hot topic among general education teachers. Administrators look to see how teachers are differentiating in their classrooms. Is today's idea of differentiation still what we considered years ago? What have been the ramifications of generalizing this technique?
Differentiating Instruction with Menus Grades 3-5: Math by Laurie E. Westphal (Also this post)
Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Grades 3-5: Language Arts by Laurie E. Westphal (Also this post)
Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Grades 3-5: Social Studies by Laurie E. Westphal (Also this post)
Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Grades 3-5: Science by Laurie E. Westphal (Also this post)
Differentiation Strategies - Greenwich Public Schools
Bloom’s Questions Starters:http://www.in2edu.com/resources/thinking_resources/blooms_taxonomy_chart.pdf
Differentiation and Learning Styles:
Popular Low-Prep v. High prep list:
List of differentiation activities 4-12:
List of differentiation activities K-4:
Website of differentiation strategies:
Bloom’s Questions Starters: http://www.in2edu.com/resources/thinking_resources/blooms_taxonomy_chart.pdf
Differentiated School by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez Chart for what is differentiation, what is it not?
Busting Myths about Differentiated Instruction:
Ideas for managing DI classroom: obstacles for leading DI Classroom, Ways to assign groups, managing questions, handling paperwork, possible anchor activities (p. 8)
Differentiation: A Way of Thinking About the Classroom
“Deciding to Teach Them All” Tomlinson http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/oct03/vol61/num02/Deciding-to-Teach-Them-All.aspx
"What is the best advice you can give to a teacher about differentiating instruction?" (Tomlinson/Wormeli)
bibliography of research differentiation instruction
Graphic of DI Model:
“11 Practical Ways to Guide Teachers toward Differentiation (and an Evaluation Tool)” http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ752246
Two sources I have found helpful while researching the impact assessment can have on DI:
Doubet, K. J. (2012). Formative assessment jump-starts a middle grades differentiation initiative.Middle School Journal(3), 32-38.
Moon, T. R. (2005). The role of assessment in differentiation. Theory Into Practice, 44(3), 226-233.