9:25 - 9:35 - Welcome, good news, and announcements; Florence; Ideas for final exam day
  • No questions on the TPA??

9:35 - 10:35 - Differentiated Instruction

What does this have to do with teaching and learning?

Classroom Examples

http://fritzente801.wikispaces.com/file/view/differentiation_cuecard.pdf - Differentiation Cue Card

Some Common DI Strategies
1. R.A.F.T.S
2. Student Choice Boards
3. Tiered Curriculum

http://jeopardylabs.com/play/activating-your-di-iq7 - Powerpoint

10:35 - 10:45 - Break

10:45 - 12:00: Differentiated Instruction Practice & Lesson Planning Review

1. In groups of three, select a lesson plan you have seen, planned, or can imagine in your subject area. Write down the content standard and learning targets.
2. Think about five students you know who would likely approach this lesson from a different starting point. Identify students with low, middle, and high starting places and two students with other unique characteristics.
3. Brainstorm ways you could differentiate this lesson to more closely match the needs of each of these students. Consider options for process, content, and product for each student.

4. Email your document to me when you finish. Put "DI Practice" in the subject line

Use this resource:

Also, during this time you will tell me what lessons you will use for your final project and I will return and discuss your midterm lesson plans.