WEEKS 11 & 12: MODULE & EXAM 4: DIFFERENTIATION AND REVIEW

(Remember that you are responding with a new heading in your MODULES LOG/JOURNAL that you’ll upload MARCH 30, after you use it for the last exam.) ___1.DIFFERENTIATION: TIERING INSTRUCTION: READ the article “Tiering to Avoid Tears,” which is posted on Blackboard, to learn about differentiating instruction, then watch the four videos related to the article. The videos are at the following sites: What is Tiering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYI_GY5Kajk How Does Tiering Benefit Teachers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcJWQXLvLZU How To Implement Tiering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlrWgVSw7l8 How Does Tiering Benefit Students: . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rj1FA2yVlI&t=8s (Videos: Approximately 5 minutes each) __JOURNAL ENTRY #1: DIFFERENTIATION: TIERING INSTRUCTION Briefly describe what is meant by “not yet ready,” “just ready” and “ready to go beyond,” based on the article. Describe the criteria for being fair, and give your response concerning how this defines fairness for instruction in your future classroom. List the 10 ways that assignments and assessments can be tiered to meet the needs of different learners. Give a brief example of each for your future classroom. Write one paragraph about your response to each video. __

2. DIFFERENTIATION: OTHER POPULATIONS WATCH the video(s) for ONE OF THE TOPICS below related to a population or topic with which you feel you are NOT familiar. (i.e. If you are teaching autistic children, do NOT choose that video.) Every topic’s video(s) is about 20 minutes long. Inclusion of Autism Spectrum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuGtcBvbTwo Using Technology to Differentiate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWjxEfTr6_s AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfgoRq-28S8 (WATCH BOTH) Using Knowledge of Student Cognition to Differentiate Instruction: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/every-learner/6693 Primary Gifted and Talented – Classroom Practice (This is great for those of you teaching K-3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mouSk5uJvJo Learning Differences/Disabilities: (Extremely powerful for exploring different types of disabilities) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=76&v=GoM5HcfQBwE AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Mru-0rbk8 (Emphasizes strategies to use.) WATCH BOTH

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