Learning to deliver lessons in a variety of ways
So how do I Differentiate Content in my class?
Content is comprised of the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students need to learn based on the curriculum. Differentiating content includes using various delivery formats such as video, readings, lectures, or audio. Content may be chunked, shared through graphic organizers, addressed through jigsaw groups, or used to provide different techniques for solving equations. Students may have opportunities to choose their content focus based on interests.
McCarty, John. "3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do."Edutopia. Edutopia, 23 July 2014. Web. 07 July 2016.
Methods for Delivering Differentiated Content
- Includes curriculum topics, concepts, or themes –
- Reflects state or national standards –
- Presents essential facts and skills –
- Differentiates by preassessing student skills and understandings, then matching learners with appropriate activities –
- Provides students with choices in order to add depth to learning –
- Provides students with additional resources that match their levels of understanding
• Level of complexity
• Pacing of the assignment
• Amount of structure
• Number of steps required for completion
• Materials provided
• Form of expression (letter, essay, report, research
• Time allowed paper, short story, speech)
• Level of independence required
Tools for Differentiating Content
Resources Gathered From
Prezler, June. "How the Best Teachers Differentiate Instruction." (2010): n. pag. Web. 10 July 2016.