Unit 2: Why is Differentiation important?

Objective

Learners will identify why it is important to provide Differentiation opportunities to learners.

Scenario

Mrs. Smith knows something needs to be done to reach all students but why should she? Don't all students learn the same?

Why Differentiate is important

We have learned that Differentiation is when the activities are modified based upon the students needs. But why is that soo important? Below you will read and watch different resources on why Differentiation is important in the classroom.


Read to find out why Differentiation is important: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-student-success


Read the 7 reasons why Differentiation works:

http://inservice.ascd.org/7-reasons-why-differentiated-instruction-works/


Watch to learn why to Differentiate, and examples:


Unit Wrap Up

Discuss these questions in the Reflection page. a) Why should Mrs. Smith do? Why is it important? b) Can you think of a time that you have had to Differentiate instruction for your classroom? What did you do? How many students did it reach? Was it successful?


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