Coherent, Cohesive, Teaching and Learning Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for All Grade Levels
Coherent, Cohesive, Teaching and Learning There are many curricula that are prepared for teachers. However, the curriculum design, in and of itself, does not and perhaps cannot guarantee coherent, cohesive teaching and learning. This session will focus on how teachers can enhance curricula to support student learning by being able to: communicate course exceptions and how the content will be detailed performance-based outcomes; and develop performance tasks to assess learning.
Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for All Grade Levels Most contemporary classrooms serve students who earn at different rates, come to school with different experiences, have different interests, demonstrate different levels of motivation to do what school asks of them, represent different language groups and learn in different ways. Yet, instruction in many classrooms overlooks these differences and treats students as though they were essentially alike. This session is designed to raise awareness of research that supports differentiation and to examine the basic elements of differentiation. The goal of the session is to help teachers reflect on some strengths of their current instructional practices as well as identify opportunities for further growth in effective teaching of academically diverse students.