Differentiated Instruction is a collection of strategies that tailor instruction to appropriately challenge students of all ability levels. Secondary High Potential Specialist, Sean Hildebrandt, designed the Pathway series of workshops for teachers who are motivated to explore, build, implement, or advance differentiated lessons or activities. Each workshop in this series is mutually exclusive and focuses on a particular aspect of Differentiated Instruction. The focus is always, however, on meeting the needs of high potential students in the classroom. Sean can facilitate and customize any workshop in the series to individual teachers, PLCs, or large groups at the secondary level. The workshops are engaging, useful, and enjoyable. Teachers: Contact Sean if you are interested in scheduling a workshop. Each PGO can meet the accommodation/modification (differentiation) relicensure requirement.
www.edmodo.com “A Pathway to Differentiation: Knowing Your Students” Class code: mpq8vf
www.edmodo.com “Flexible Student Grouping” Class code: jvk9bt
Session 3: Differentiating a Lesson Plan
Do you have students in your class that are consistently finishing their work early? Perhaps, a student or two have already mastered the material you are about to teach. Independent enrichment projects are an excellent differentiation strategy to use in these situations. Learn how to build a menu of projects that will challenge and motivate these high flying students. Learning contracts will foster independence and help students stay accountable. Several interactive tools and templates will be shared so that teachers can easily customize a project menu that you can use tomorrow!