Differentiation in the form of Choice Boards within any discipline

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Overview and Purpose

Introduction: "But do they really get it?", "are they able to apply the information in a different situation" are questions that all teachers are asking themselves multiple times every day. All leaners are different and learn differently. It is important to keep in mind that all students are different and learn different ways. A way to provide instruction to this piece of information is by providing an instructional tool with many activities that are differentiated. This instructional tool is called choice boards. Choices boards are exactly what they sound like, a board with different activities that the learner can choose from. These activities are created based upon your discipline and the topics that have been or be taught in the present.


This mini course My topic focuses on providing more differentiated learning opportunities in the classroom. The idea of differentiated materials allows for instruction to be provided in many different activities, instead of just learning by the traditional teacher run instruction. A way of providing differentiated instruction is through the idea of Choice Boards. Choice boards focus on one domain, where students are given the choice of activities they need to complete. These activities are hands on, partner base ( students learn from each other) activities that practice skills that are being taught in the present as well as skills that have been taught.

Students take ownership of their learning, learn from each other, practice skills, practices skills in different situations allowing for deeper understanding. Students apply knowledge in different situations allowing for deeper understanding.

Course Overview: In this mini course, you will learn what differentation is and how it is important in the classroom setting.

Needs Assessment

Briefly summarize what you found out from your needs assessment regarding the learners' gaps of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that your mini-course means to address.

Define course-level target objectives

Participants will be able to identify their own understanding of Differentiation as refine it based upon what is taught. Participants will identify why Differentiation of instruction is important in the classroom Participants will understand the process of creating differentiated choice boards Participants will create choice boards based upon their discipline

Course Units

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Unit 1: Differentiation and Why is it important

This Unit identifies Differentiation and why it is important to provide opportunities to learners. Learners read to understand more about Differentiation and why its important in an educational setting.

Unit 2: Differentiation Instruction in the form of Choice Boards

In this Unit, Leaners will learn about an instructional tool used to provide more Differentiation in a classroom, choice boards. Leaner will first learn about what choice boards are and examples of choice boards.

Unit 3: Creating a Choice Board within their Discipline

In this Unit, Learners will learn of the steps in which are needed to create their own choice boards. Learners will have opportunities to take their own discipline to make their own choice board. ...

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