Date: February 16, 2011
Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM
Location: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, MRL 241
Differentiated instruction is crucial to reaching the potential of each student to help each learn and succeed in school. Differentiated instruction refers to how content is taught and involves modifying instructional strategies to create varied learning opportunities catered to individual student needs (Hall, 2007). In classrooms where instruction is differentiated teachers assess individual student needs and present content and specific instruction geared toward student ability levels, based on these needs (Tomlinson, 1999). In this presentation, we address issues related to differentiating instruction including: creating learning experiences that allow students to work at their optimal instructional level with a focus on differentiating content, processes, and products. Moreover, we will focus on choosing appropriate curricula; providing choice and preferred activities; and pacing and instructional delivery. We will address potential challenges and discuss solutions for making differentiation work in your classroom. *Please bring a school-site team or one other member of your faculty.
For more information, contact Mary Crnobori at (615) 343-0706.