How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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I’ve spent 16 years serving on and chairing the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and 25 years leading companies that serve schools and students of all kinds. 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.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Differentiated instruction was conceived in the 1950s. Overall, the rise of online learning — from MOOCs to Khan Academy — makes “blended” learning that combines computer and live instruction feel normal to students. The study tracked math and reading test scores and compared students who got personalized learning instruction with those who got traditional instruction. Dan D.

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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

In this case that meant at the fringe of schools—in the advanced classes, foreign languages, and credit and dropout recovery options they couldn’t otherwise offer, for example. The Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning program in Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, Tenn., The elementary school in the Randolph Central School District uses blended learning to actually differentiate instruction and has significantly improved its students’ math scores on state assessments.

Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

Differentiated instruction. In these settings, teachers can more easily differentiate instruction for groups of students based on their respective needs. Elementary schools, on the other hand, operate on a whole-class basis instead of course-by-course and aren’t yet dealing with dropouts or students in need of credit recovery. The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools.

Don Kidd Joins Achieve3000 as Vice President of Strategic Sales

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Lakewood, NJ, (September 17, 2018) – Achieve3000 , the leader in differentiated literacy instruction, today announced that Don Kidd has joined the organization as vice president of strategic sales. He has established and managed partnerships with several notable organizations such as the Gates Foundation, National Dropout Prevention Center, Successful Practices Network, National Superintendents Association and American Association of School Administrators.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Newman Crows Landing Unified School District (Calif.) – for individualizing instruction using real-time data from an engaging adaptive learning tool to boost elementary classroom performance. Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (Kan.) – for giving dropouts and at-risk students an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and expanding access to online courses to hundreds of students across the state. Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all.

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

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In the traditional model, you still want to differentiate and meet students’ needs, but sometimes it can be challenging when you need to move a student a little bit faster.” Brown says technology has made differentiating instruction based on students’ needs easier, noting how the curriculum is personalized through programs such as Odysseyware, a learning management system that allows students to move through lessons at their own pace (based on assessed content mastery).

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