Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

Neo LMS

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. Differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs. 4 Classroom aspects to differentiate. The above definition of differentiated instruction offers enough clues on how to actually do it.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class

Waterford

Research around differentiated instruction confirms this is true. If you can adapt your instruction to reflect your students’ needs and learning preferences, you can make class time more effective and help students become more engaged. In this article, we’ll go over what differentiated instruction is and how using this learning strategy can provide your students with the resources they need to succeed. What is Differentiated Instruction?

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

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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.

Last Chance: Differentiated Instruction Online Class (MTI 563)

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MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. Learn granular approaches to infusing differentiation into all of your lesson plans, whether you’re a Common Core school or not, with this hands-on, interactive class. Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Differentiation.

Using Your LMS to Support Differentiated Instruction

Gaggle Speaks

But differentiated instruction isn’t always the simplest plan to implement. The use of technology in the classroom, particularly a Learning Management System (LMS ), can greatly reduce the time required to plan, develop and implement differentiated instruction inside and outside of the classroom. Breaking students up into smaller groups is always a good way to make instruction and learning more palatable. Assessment.

How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

Edsurge

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!”

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Course: Designing Blended Learning for Student Engagement and Achievement “By the end of the course, you will be able to design and implement meaningful blended learning experiences with objective-aligned assessments and activities that foster core 21st-century skills.” You’ll learn how to identify the signs of student engagement and analyze highly engaging lessons so you can replicate effective strategies in your own instruction.

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. . Teachers may use any of the following strategies to differentiate instruction in a given class: . Modify expectations for outcomes. Differentiating instruction is the key to reaching all students.

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

The ideal learning process for a student is one that adapts to that student’s every need: the surrounding environment, the actual content of the lesson, the method of delivery, the types of assessment — and everything in between. The assessments.

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

Edsurge

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. One of the improvement priorities from AdvancED | Measured Progress was that the district needed a standard instructional process. So I developed the Allendale Six instructional process: bell to bell instruction. standards-based instruction.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—particularly the Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, and Flipped Classroom models—can be one sustaining innovation that we can layer on our existing classrooms to pave the way to higher outcomes, both by allowing us to differentiate instruction with far greater precision and by dolling out content and assessments that match each students’ needs and strengths.

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. The Collaborative had one year to prototype solutions that demonstrate how interoperable assessment data can help teachers address important, everyday challenges. DIFFERENTIATING. INSTRUCTION. OUTCOMES. Schools are drowning in data.

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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.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

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.” In that sense the phrase is perhaps more useful when describing a method, rather than an outcome — Deeper Instruction , as some have suggested — we’ll explore this fascinating concept in future posts.

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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. All You Need to Know to Prepare for the Trainer Skills Assessment and Application! The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Innovation Study Tours Explore Equity in Diverse Settings

Digital Promise

The school visit demonstrated how they integrate culturally relevant pedagogy, differentiated instruction, and varied assessments to highlight Black brilliance in mathematics. Dr. Baron Davis, superintendent of Richland County School District Two, spoke about the district’s Premier 100 Conference and program, a concerted effort to support and retain male teachers of color, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for students of color.

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

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

Last Chance for this College-credit Class (Differentiation)

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MTI 563: The Differentiated Teacher. Differentiation in the classroom means meeting students where they are most capable of learning. Learn granular approaches to infusing differentiation into all of your lesson plans, whether you’re a Common Core school or not, with this hands-on, interactive class. Assessment is based on involvement, interaction with classmates, and completion of projects so be prepared to be fully-involved and an eager risk-taker. Differentiation.

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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. Using digital testing gives teachers the opportunity to quickly perform pre-assessments that can guide teachers forward in curriculum. I would even go as far to say that there are definite times assessments should not be in the grade book. Instant differentiation or personalization.

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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. However, there seems to be a bit of confusion as to what blended learning is or the conditions that have to be established for it to improve feedback, differentiate instruction and empower learners. Here is the difference: Blended instruction is what the teacher does with technology.

3 Pillars of personalized instruction: interactivity, flexibility, and authenticity

Neo LMS

To get the best of this experience, teachers have to pass over some of the responsibilities regarding instruction and assessment to students. Last time I introduced you to the first three steps of personalized instruction, focused on the teacher: knowing your role in the classroom, which shifted towards becoming more of a coach or a concierge, knowing your students and their individuality and knowing you are not alone , as you can count on peers for support and advice.

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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. Is differentiation enough and why has it not been incorporated at scale? Change differentiation personalization Personalized Learning

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.

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.

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.,

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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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.

n2y Wows Judges and Receives 2020 CODiE Awards

N2Y

While unifying the entire stakeholder team, it supports teachers with time-saving, standards-aligned, differentiated instruction and assessment; compliance reporting; behavior management; relevant symbol-supported resources; weekly current events; and skill building games—all powered by best-in-class professional development. Positivity enhances classroom management and promotes Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to lay the foundation for successful outcomes.

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

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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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Emphasize Flexibility and Adaptability When Grouping Students

edWeb.net

They discussed how adjusting student combinations, adapting teaching methods, and preparing students for group learning can lead to successful outcomes. Base groupings on information: Use pre-tests, formatives assessments, learning styles, and even student interest surveys to divvy up the students. 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. The gifted group. The slow group.

Lexia Learning Releases New White Paper for Educators

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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. And while schools’ own end-of-year assessment results tell which students are not reading proficiently, those results do not identify why. That, in turn, will lead to improved end-of-year assessment scores and all the benefits that come with them.” BOSTON (Feb.

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

Edsurge

The district-mandated PD tech instruction I experienced was inconsistent, infrequent and seemed to focus heavily on early-education apps like ClassDojo. The Return When teachers conduct an initial assessment of any technology, they assume there will be some investment involved—usually related to the amount of time it will take to learn the technology and incorporate it into practice. When assessing return, teachers look for the following: Will It Help Meet Learning Objectives?

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. Students who participated in our district’s Achieve3000 pilot program as recommended realized significant overall Lexile gains that allowed us to accelerate their literacy instruction.

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

eSchool News

Accepting enrollments for the 2015-2016 school year through the end of this month, Vidalia Academy will be able to provide thousands of students with personalized learning through an extensive catalog of standards-based online curriculum, instructional services from highly qualified, state-certified online teachers, powerful course customization and other technology tools, and a host of support resources, all provided by FuelEd.

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

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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.