Differentiation in the form of Choice Boards within any discipline

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"But do they really get it?", is a BIG question that is asked consistently by teachers throughout the day. Teachers are consistently coming up with new ways that will better help their students learn. This could be new activities, different strategies or just a new approach. When creating these new activities, strategies and approaches a teacher needs to keep in mind that all students are different. They think differently, act differently and learn differently. Therefore, it is important to Differentiate materials for all learners. WAIT A MINUTE! What does Differentiate mean? How can I differentiate my instruction? You have come to the right place! In this mini course, you will find all the answers to those two question and more!!

Performance Objectives

Course Overview and Specific Objectives:

In this mini course, you will learn what differentiation is and how it is important in the classroom setting. You will also learn about an instructional tool that provides many opportunities for Differentiation instruction in the classroom.

Specific 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

Unit 1: Differentiation

Learners will:

  • identify what Differentiation is
  • review what their own definition of Differentiation.

Unit 2: Why is Differentiation important?

Learners will:

  • identify why it is important to provide Differentiation opportunities to learners.
  • recall a time when learners have Differentiate instruction.

Unit 3: Choice Boards; How does that differentiate instruction?

Learners will:

  • learn about an instructional tool used to provide more differentiation in a classroom, choice boards.

Unit 4: Creating a Choice Board within their Discipline

Learners will:

  • identify the steps in creating a choice board.
  • create a choice board that aligns with the standards within you specific discipline.


Extended Resources

Below you will find more information on Differentiation as well as different strategies to incorporate into your choice boards.