A certain amount of improvisation is necessary to meet the unpredictable and diverse needs of your learners.But, the truth is that the most effective differentiated instruction happens only with careful and deliberate planning.
Would you like to participate in an expert think-aloud that will help you better plan your differentiated instruction?
Go behind the scenes with top differentiation practitioner Carol Ann Tomlinson who will lead a special master class Thursday, October 8 on how to work differentiation deep into your instructional planning and design. Learn how to craft goals, units, and lessons with your students’ varied backgrounds, strengths, needs, entry points, interests, and learning approaches in mind.
Take part in a planning session for a differentiated unit of study meeting academic standards. Carol will share her thinking as she leads you through a process that weaves multiple factors in your planning, i.e. learning standards, diverse learner needs, quality work definitions, and curriculum, assessment, instruction, and classroom routines.
- Thinking through your planning–staying aware of your planning process and analyzing your thinking as you go
- The key decisions you must make –don’t leave out classroom management
- What are your students needs and how will you meet them
- How will you make standards meaningful to students at different levels
- Using formative assessment to guide both your thinking and student thinking
- How will you have students work with new skills to become more proficient–designing respectful tasks at varying levels of complexity
- Choosing instructional strategies that accommodate student differences and planning for flexible grouping
- Working out implementation details
- How to critique your planning work with a lesson rubric