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Learning Exercise

Material: Differentiated Instruction PPT
Submitted by: Rebecca Hinshaw on Sep 25, 2012
Date Last Modified: Sep 25, 2012
Title: !2 Steps Toward Differentiation
Description: This leaning exercise uses the Differentiated Instruction PPT in a class setting. The participants should have a basic idea about differentiation. It also works best if the participants are able to access the Internet and have a copy of the PPT.
Type of Task: Core Activity, Group, Individual, Supervised, Supplemental Activity, Teacher-centered
Time Required 1-2 hours
Topics: Differentiated Instruction, Diverse Learners, Special Education, UDL
Course: Teacher Method Course or Special Education Course
Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, Professional
Prerequisites Skills: Basic ideas about differentiated instruction
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will differentiate their given lesson plans via Content, Process and Product based on case study students' readiness, learning profile and interests.
Technical Notes: It works best if participants have access to the Internet and have a copy of the PPT so that they can use the embedded links
Text of Learning Exercise: The PPT is used throughout the class period, with slides discussed and links used along the way. The participants are put in groups of 3-4, each group has a case study description of a class and has a lesson plan idea.We then start the PPT with a brief overview of DI, UDL and the ideas of Content, Process and Product. The next part of the PPT provides information about ways to look at classroom students via their readiness, interests and learning styles. The participants then discuss their case study classroom students in reference to these aspects. The final part of the PPT connects the classroom student case study information with the DI Content , Process and Product. For this section, the participants work together and come up with ways to differentiate the given lesson using the information and links provided.
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