How will my students make sense of what they are learning?
What does it mean to differentiate the process of learning?
Process is how students make sense of the content. They need time to reflect and digest the learning activities before moving on to the next segment of a lesson. Think of a workshop or course where, by the end of the session, you felt filled to bursting with information, perhaps even overwhelmed. Processing helps students assess what they do and don't understand. It's also a formative assessment opportunity for teachers to monitor students' progress.
McCarty, John. "3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do."Edutopia. Edutopia, 23 July 2014. Web. 07 July 2016.
Strategies for Differentiating Process
Differentiating by a Student's Readiness
- jigsaw activities
- Videoed materials
- Anchor activities
- Graphic Organizers
- Varied/ Leveled Texts
- Varied and Leveled Supplementary Materials
- Literature Circles
Use the Padlet below to share how you are currently using some of these differentiation strategies to differentiate by Process.
Differentiating by a Student's Interests
- Tiered Lessons
- Elementary Tiered & Differentiated Centers
- Secondary Tiered & Differentiated Centers
- Tiered Products- Check out the MGSD Cool Tools Library
- Learning Contracts
- Small-Group Instruction Elementary
- Small-Group Instruction Secondary
- Independant Study
After exploring the various ways to differentiate through a student's interest, respond to the Answer Garden below and share one way you can use one of these strategies in your own classroom.