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Differentiated Instruction 101

A collection by Dana Sparkman, Ph.D. Different Strokes for Different Folks! You are teaching in the most diverse classrooms ever! With that comes the need to differentiate your instruction for students who demonstrate diverse backgrounds, readiness, interests, and learning needs. The tutorials featured in this collection come from Capella University's Free PD for Digital Educators program and uses the Sophia platform to deliver learning around this competency.
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Differentiated Instruction 101
  • Capella University says:
    A physical layout in the classroom that promotes large-group, small-group, and individual work is a primary support for differentiated instruction. In this video tutorial, you will also think about developing a certain "feel" in your classroom, one in which learning differences are valued. You will consider ways to develop a classroom that runs smoothly through established procedures and ideas for promoting a risk-free environment.
  • Capella University says:
    Just as you can differentiate the content and process in a variety of ways, you can do the same with the product - the "thing" that the students produce to show what they have learned. In this video tutorial, you will learn about strategies for differentiating the product such as offering a variety of options for learning products, using graduated rubrics and varied timelines, and meeting with students at various check-in points.
  • Capella University says:
    There are so many ways that teachers can differentiate the learning process for students. In this video tutorial, you will learn about using tiered lessons, anchor activities, flexible grouping, student choice, and options for homework that help you meet the needs of all of your students.
  • Capella University says:
    Learn new ways to differentiate the content that you teach to your students. Student profiles, that you co-create with your students, are an integral part of differentiation, and you will learn how to use Bloom's taxonomy and technology to help you with differentiating.
  • Capella University says:
    Edutopia is a very popular teacher website. Click on this link to take you to their section on differentiated instruction. This page provides articles, videos, and tech tools for teachers who would like more ideas about differentiating instruction.
  • Differentiation Central

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    Capella University says:
    Carol Ann Tomlinson, from the University of Virginia, is considered the guru of differentiated instruction. This website features a number of resources on DI, including lesson plans, tools, strategies, website links, books, articles, and video clips to help you begin to differentiate your classroom instruction.
  • Capella University says:
    What are the key tenets of differentiated instruction including the main areas that teachers can differentiate for their students. This tutorial helps you to consider students' readiness, interests, and how they can best learn as you make adaptations to content, process, product, and learning environment.