Differentiated Instructional Strategies
|Planning and Assessment
o Incorporate standards, objectives, essential questions, and DesCartes skills in planning
o Understand MAP data and access MAP reports
o Use MAP and other data to guide and modify instruction
o Develop instructional ladders to meet the individual needs of their students
o Implement a variety of classroom assessment to provide ongoing assessment
o Use backwards design in planning process
o Incorporate research based grading and reporting practice to monitor and report student achievement
o Discuss what differentiated instruction is.
o Understand the components of curriculum differentiation and differentiated strategies.
o Analyze instructional data and content in order to design differentiated lessons.
o Collaborate to share content lessons within grade level or content area groups.
o Develop strategies for active student engagement in a differentiated classroom.
o Analyze the role of the teacher in the management of a differentiated classroom.
o Develop strategies for building a student-centered classroom.
Content Area Learning Strategies
o Align content and performance standards to achieve desired outcomes
o Determine where students are in terms of implementing strategies
o Have multiple and ongoing ways to assess students on the desired objectives
o Engage students using a variety of individual, paired and group activities
o Monitor and adjust instruction using the principals of modeling, background knowledge, purpose and assessment
o Provide opportunities for enduring understanding through discussing, writing and organizing
o Move students toward increased independence in their own learning
o Implementation of Bloom�s Taxonomy to promote higher order thinking skills