Differentiation Quiz: True or False? True or False False Why or Why Not?

• • • Differentiation is what a teacher does in response to a learners needs. Differentiation is when a teacher realizes that all her students are different Differentiation is material that works with students’ differences. HDYKT? Based off of the Differentiated Instruction: An overview and One Classroom’s Transformation PowerPoint, it says that differentiation is the teacher’s response to learner needs, the recognition of student’s varying background knowledge and preferences and the instruction that appeals to students’ differences Based off page 3 of the PowerPoint off Myths and Realities of Differentiated Instruction. Based off the table off Strategies for Differentiating Instruction from the Access Center.

1. Differentiation is individualized instruction

2. Differentiated instruction means having high expectations for all students 3. In differentiated instruction, students are always grouped homogeneously based on readiness. 4. Differentiated assignments should be offered at all times.

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Differentiated instruction, although often thought would lower expectations for students, really doesn’t. It always “teaches up” to the student as well as helping the student to become independent In most differentiated instructed activities, students are grouped homogeneously based on readiness like tiered assignments, and compacting, Some that are not based on readiness or use a different grouping measure as well are choice boards, learning boards, multiple levels of questions, flexible grouping, interest centers, and independent studies. Educators can differentiate the content, process or product on some lessons based off students’ readiness, their interest, and their learning profile through a multitude of activities. Differentiation is important because it helps the students understand the content on all the material that they are learning. However, to be offered at all times would not challenge the student much and they might not live up to their full academic potential. Page 1

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Based off of the Differentiation of Curriculum – Instruction Assessment

Moore, Kerrie

November 30, 2008

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Differentiation Quiz: True or False? 5. Differentiation False means assigning more work to some students and less to others 6. A differentiated classroom provides choice 7. A learning contract is used with students who have behavior problems 8. Tiering assignments means that they are watered down for slow students 9. Pre and ongoing assessments guides differentiated instruction 10. Anchor activities are busy work True • • Each student learns the same material in a different way. In a way that suits them the best. Some strategies might include more work than others, but overall, students should get the same amount of work. A differentiated classroom is all about choice. No student is the same and no student learns at the same rate. There is a need for differentiation and giving the student’s choices as to how to learn the material A learning contract is one between a student and a teacher. The teacher might say something of what skills are necessary that must be learned and the student might identify the method to complete the task with. Assignments that are tiered have different levels of complexity, abstractness and open-endedness, which are to assess students. The content is the same but the processes vary according to student readiness On-going assessments will show how much the child has learned since the pre-test. Therefore, it allows the teacher to adjust the content and instruction based off the response to the student’s needs. Anchor activities are activities that can be done when the faster students are done with their primary activity or arrive before others. For the other students it becomes homework. It is important stuff; it might be a reading or things that will help with homework. Based off the Strategies for Differentiating Instruction from the Access Center and the Differentiated Instruction: An Overview and One Classroom’s Transformation PowerPoint. Based off the Differentiated Instruction: An Overview and One Classroom’s Transformation as well as Strategies for Differentiating Instruction from the Access Center Based off page 6 from Strategies for Differentiating Instruction from The Access Center

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Based off Strategies for Differentiating Instruction from the Access Center.

True

Based off Strategies to Improve Access to the General Education Curriculum from The Access Center on page 5 It is what Professor Gradel said in class.

False

Moore, Kerrie

November 30, 2008

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Differentiation Quiz: True or False? The Clip Art images at the top of page one are from Microsoft Word Clip Art, with a search of the word school. It is image j0439436.jpg

Moore, Kerrie

November 30, 2008

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