Differentiated Instruction

Resources for Differentiated Instruction


How can you begin to meet the needs of
all the different learners in your classroom?

The strategies that fall under the paradigm of differentiated instruction provide many innovative and purposeful techniques for helping teachers reach ALL students.  Included below are some resources to help the teacher in understanding how to make this happen.  See the link to workshops for personalized professional learning that focuses on the five steps to making differentiated instruction an effective teaching philosophy at your school.

What is differentiated instruction?

Overview of basic DI information
http://www.teachercertification.org/teach/differentiated-instruction.html

Overview and definition of differentiation by Gateway School District
http://www.gatewayk12.org/default.aspx?id=15

Differentiated Instruction by Internet4classrooms
Excellent page with links to instructional theory, practical tips and lessons/units about differentiated instruction.
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/di.htm

Dare to Differentiate - Great Wiki - Wonderful Resources
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/

Strategies for Differentiation - Cherokee County Schools
http://wt2.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Madeline.Hall/Differentiation/strategiesfordifferentiation.htm

Differentiating in Middle and Secondary Math http://www.roeachievementconference.org/Handouts/RSAC_Secondary_Math_Handout.ppt

Engaging 21st Century Adolescent Learners - References

ANCHOR ACTIVITIES

All About Anchoring
http://www.nhcs.net/technology/resources/differentiation/documents/Anchor Activities/Anchor Activities WebQuest/Start Here!.htm

CUBING and ThinkDOTS

Blank Cube Template

Reading Response Cube - Elementary

Cubing Activities and ThinkDOTS
http://www.e2c2.com/uploads/Cubing_Jigsaw centers_K12_97.pdf

INTEGRATING THE ARTS

Engaging Readers and Writers Through the Arts
Handouts from presentation at IRA April 2010

Visual Arts and Literacy with Interactive Tools
Handouts from presentation IRA May 2011

INTEREST SURVEYS

Math Interest Survey  ($2.00 fee)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Math-Interest-Survey

Reading/Language Arts Survey by Lisa Peterson
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/NTNY/nychelp/Assessment/knowinglearners.htm

LEARNING STYLES

Learning Styles Inventories
Abiator's Online Learning Styles Inventory Test

Learning Styles Online Survey
http://www.learning-styles-online.com/

Modalities Questionnaire
http://muskingum.edu/~cal/database/general/modquest.html

LEXILE LEVELED READING

Scholastic Lexile Leveled Articles
http://action.scholastic.com/Differentiated-Articles

MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

Overview of MI by Thomas Armstrong
http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.htm

MI product grids for MI by Roger Taylor
http://www.rogertaylor.com/clientuploads/documents/references/Product-Grid.pdf

Multiple Intelligence Survey for Students
http://www.ldrc.ca/projects/miinventory/mitest.html

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Student Engagement Links and References

Student Engagement Research Data
Comparing Middle Grade Student Engagement
All Classes to Technology Project Based Learning

Student Engagement Interviews Summary

TIC-TAC-TOE ASSIGNMENTS
Sample Tic-Tac-Toe Assignments

http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/tictactoe.html

Choice Boards
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards

TIERED ASSIGNMENTS

Tiering Information - Diane Heacox - Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom
http://www.pps.k12.or.us/files/tag/What_Do_Students_Need-Ch_6_Diane_Heacox-foundation_secondary.pdf

Great General Information on Tiering
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Tiering

Indiana State Department of Education - Sample Tiered Lessons
http://www.doe.in.gov/achievement/individualized-learning/tiered-curriculum-project

Layered Curriculum by Kathy Nunley
http://www.help4teachers.com/articles.htm

Mesh Ball Review Game Tiered Vocabulary Task by S. Carr