Dare to Differentiate: Responding to the Needs of All Students

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fairfield Public Schools, CT

Leslie Grahn, Presenter

Howard County Public Schools, MD lgrahn@hcpss.org



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Workshop Objectives: Participants will...

  • build on background knowledge about differentiated instruction
  • reflect on their practice and apply learnings to their classroom practice
  • create differentiated products for use in their classrooms
  • give and receive feedback from colleagues.


Workshop Resources

Fuel gauges


Knowing the Learner & Supportive Learning Environment


Webspiration
Other brainstorming tools


Learner Profile Card

Knowing Your Learners resources


Supportive Learning Environment

Foldables resources

Schlechty website


Respectful Tasks

Respectful tasks do's and don'ts


Continuous Assessment

Balanced Assessment Self-Assessment

Examples of Integrated Performance Assessments: CARLA

Examples of Integrated Performance Assessments: FLENJ

Continuous Assessment resources

Responding to Formative Data




Flexible Grouping


Grouping cards

Clock buddies


Flexible Grouping and Cooperative Learning Strategies




Differentiation Strategies:



Choice Boards

Learning Centers

RAFT Assignments

Tiered Assignments

Cubing & Think Dots


DI & Lesson Planning


Differentiation Checklist

Sample Lesson Plans


Latin: Roman Living

French: Le Temps

Spanish: Los refugiados y la immigraciĆ³n

Spanish: Going Places

Chinese: Personal Description

Italian: Weather

Differentiation Cube


Planning and Managing DI

Hurricane Resources


French


Spanish
(http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us)



Italian weather lesson
(http://www.pimsleurapproach.com/resources/italian/lesson-plans/)



Chinese

Legend of the Hurricane Dragons


Latin:
Greek mythology- Hecatoncheires

Materials in English that can be adapted