Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction


And act accordingly, by differentiating instruction to better meet their learning needs. The concept of differentiated instruction is nothing new. Differentiated instruction is anything but one-size-fits-all. 4 Classroom aspects to differentiate.

Using Your LMS to Support Differentiated Instruction

Gaggle Speaks

But differentiated instruction isn’t always the simplest plan to implement. Breaking students up into smaller groups is always a good way to make instruction and learning more palatable. Assessment. Assign assessments directly inside your LMS and track their progress.

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How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning


Making the Connection to Learning Through Differentiation Connecting this way requires teachers to differentiate instruction—recognizing their students’ individuality and then planning learning experiences with the range of student needs, interests, styles, and preferences in mind. Environment —Optimize your classroom to support independent, small group, and whole group instruction and to reflect the multiplicity of students in your classes. “Stay out of jail!”

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!


Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals.

Differentiation vs. Tracking

Catlin Tucker

I recently had a reader ask me to clarify the difference between tracking and differentiation. By contrast, differentiated instruction is the adjusting of lesson activities and tasks for students in a single class who are at different levels. . Modify expectations for outcomes.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success


In a conversation with EdSurge, Gilmore—who became Allendale’s superintendent a year ago—discusses how she is turning around her district, and outlines her six-step instructional process that drives teacher and student success. performing formative assessments.

10 Strategies to Strengthen Instruction and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

When it came to the lesson plan piece, many of my colleagues and I in the Northeastern United States were educated in the Instructional Theory Into Practice Model (ITIP) developed by Madeline Hunter. As a realist, there is still value in direct instruction.

Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

Creating the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. Together with a team of researchers and developers, this group formed the Assessment Data Interoperability Challenge Collaborative. DIFFERENTIATING. INSTRUCTION. OUTCOMES.

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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

You will also see a summary overview, tips for success; some will have differentiated instruction strategies for English Language Learners and special accommodations. I love that it includes some tips and differentiated strategies. Assess class performance.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2


As Ron Berger, chief academic officer at Expeditionary Learning says, “The push in [education] has been so deeply around accountability based on high-stakes assessments that educators have become more and more fearful that the kind of going deeper has not been celebrated and prioritized.”

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Why Personalize

A Principal's Reflections

With this stark reality in place, changes in schools and instruction are definitely needed to better meet the needs of all learners. Now don’t get me wrong, significant progress has been made over the years with the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson regarding differentiated instruction.

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Schools continue to make investments in technology to engage students better, improve outcomes, and prepare all learners for the new world of work. Here is the difference: Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

Ask a Tech Teacher

MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker.

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Do we gain by debating the merits of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Like any effort to deliver instruction, we’ve witnessed both good and bad implementations of blended learning. And although that answer may be technically accurate to researchers, let’s be honest: “sometimes” is rarely useful to real leaders making real decisions about how to tailor instruction to their real students’ needs. Blended-learning models stand to offer more precise data that can facilitate more precise differentiated instruction.

THE WHY: Benefits of Digital Objective Testing

Tech Helpful

My thoughts on the benefits of digital objective testing: Automated grading - My number one reason for loving digital assessments is the ability to automate grading. I would even go as far to say that there are definite times assessments should not be in the grade book.

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Lexia Releases White Paper on How Teachers Can Ensure Equity in Literacy Education


Analyzing data from high-quality assessments. Delivering instruction within a high-quality curriculum. Using technology effectively to differentiate instruction. BOSTON (Oct.

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Successful blended learning comes from a combination of different instructional models, teaching practices, and digital tools. In a recent report , WestEd, a nonprofit research agency, analyzed the impact of one such tool: Spatial-Temporal Math (ST Math), a game-based, instructional software for K-12 students developed by the MIND Research Institute. The first point of interest that the DOE observed was student outcomes.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Second, the charter schools using blended learning and attracting attention over the years—from Rocketship to Carpe Diem and from KIPP LA to Summit Public Schools—have produced impressive student outcomes that are concrete and objective. There are plenty of district schools though that have adopted blended learning and boosted student outcomes. The Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning program in Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, Tenn.,

Technology doesn’t drive blended learning success … or does it?

The Christensen Institute

Recently, I visited five blended-learning schools in Las Vegas and the San Jose area that are earning accolades for serving low-income and minority students and achieving strong student learning outcomes: Dr. Owen C. All five schools use some variation of the Station Rotation or Lab Rotation blended-learning models for core instruction in math and English language arts. Data-driven instruction. Small-group instruction.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards


Core5 provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalized learning paths in six areas of reading. PowerUp is designed to enhance core English language arts instruction for non-proficient readers in grades 6 and above.

Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students


They discussed how adjusting student combinations, adapting teaching methods, and preparing students for group learning can lead to successful outcomes. Don’t assess and forget: For groupings based on ability or readiness, don’t just plop the kids together and assume they’re all set.

Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t


The district-mandated PD tech instruction I experienced was inconsistent, infrequent and seemed to focus heavily on early-education apps like ClassDojo. When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives? Will It Facilitate Instruction?

Lexia Learning Releases New White Paper for Educators


21, 2018) – According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ reading assessment, only a third of the students in each of the grades evaluated scored at or above proficiency. BOSTON (Feb.

Lexia Reading Core5 App to Integrate with Apple’s Schoolwork App


The program follows a scope and sequence built for rigorous state standards and provides explicit, systematic instruction through personalized learning paths in six areas of reading.

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LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution


BOSTON (May 7, 2018)– Educational technology that adapts to meet the personal needs of individual students is in big demand in the pre-K-12 learning environment, with reading being a discipline where one technology-based adaptive literacy tool is driving better outcomes and learning experiences.

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

In this model, the desired outcome is for the student is to approach a learning situation with an appropriate set of objectives, an understanding of the resources and strategies available to them, and a sense of how to accurately assess and validate their learning.

12 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. The standards and skills are constantly assessed in a variety of ways involving numerous stakeholders.

Lexia PowerUp Literacy Wins Tech & Learning“Best of Show”Award at ISTE 2018


Developed specifically to enhance core English Language Arts instruction for non-proficient readers in grades 6 and above, PowerUp identifies skill gaps and provides personalized learning paths in word study, grammar and comprehension.

School district in Georgia creates significant learning gains for Title 1 students

eSchool News

Participating schools will receive Achieve3000’s 24/7 differentiated, blended instruction for students, teaching resources and blended professional development for educators, real-time data dashboard for administrators, and robust home support for parents and guardians.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Differentiated instruction was conceived in the 1950s. We discuss their goals and what they are working on, and if they had an assessment we might talk about that,” she said. Dan D.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently. Both students and teachers benefit from differentiated instruction and more attention.

Full-time online school launches in Georgia using FuelEd (Aventa)

eSchool News

To differentiate instruction, teachers can use the PEAK Library to customize courses using FuelEd content, teacher-created content, open education resources, or other third-party content. FuelEd, Vidalia City Board of Education open full-time online school for Georgia students.

Lexia Efficacy Research Meets the Highest Standards of Evidence as Defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


BOSTON (April 12, 2018) – As educators across the country strive to align their instructional plans with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. ESSA requires Title I schools to utilize evidence-based instructional programs that have demonstrated positive effects on student learning outcomes.

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Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program


NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3.

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently. The “Core 4” elements of a personalized learning environment are necessary for an implementation that is about shifting pedagogy and changing outcomes, rather than simply introducing technology. Both students and teachers benefit from differentiated instruction and more attention.