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 What is differentiated Instruction?
 What are effective differentiation strategies?
 How do I manage a differentiated Classroom?
 How can I begin or expand differentiation efforts in my class?

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 A Chance For Each Child To Be A STAR

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 Teachers begin where students are ready to begin.
 Teachers appeal to different student interests.
 Students compete against themselves more than against other students.
 Teachers take students down different roads to learn the same material.

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 There is a philosophy for children which teaches them that hard work
breeds success and that learning involves risk and effort.
 Teachers use creativity and the art of teaching.
 Teachers modify instruction to meet student’s needs.
 Teachers celebrate differences in children as well commonalities.

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 Things in Common
 Same concept or skill
 Whole class activity
 Begin where students are
 Some activities in the task may be the same
 Differences in
 Amount of structure
 Number of facets
 Complexity
 Pace
 Level of independence

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 Build understanding
 Challenge students
 Be interesting and engaging
 Be respectful

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