Differentiating instruction means teaching differently to address increasingly diverse student needs. Teachers report they need help with managing whole class and small group instruction so that teaching specific to student needs can occur. This session provides research and evidence-based routines that increase opportunities for student interaction, collaborative and independent practice, and small group lessons that include skills-focused teaching and guided practice. This procedural model applies to any grade level or content area.
Content for this session is based on two books, Differentiated Instruction: Grouping for Success (2008), and Differentiating Instruction: Guidelines for Implementation (2009), both authored by Vicki Gibson, Ph.D. and Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D., available at www.gha-pd.com.
Participant Outcomes: Participants attending this session will learn:
- Updated information about research
- Routines and procedures for managing classrooms, whole class and small group lessons
- Teaching methods that increase student interaction, guided and independent practice opportunities and teaching to improve instructional effectiveness and student outcomes.
Audience: Administrators, Teachers, and Paraprofessionals