Student Choice Boards

Giving Students choice and voice

Welcome and thank you for coming!

Please review the session's learning intentions, success criteria, and guiding questions.

Then, complete the Bellwork and Mentimeter before our first discussion time.

Session Learning Intentions

  • Explore different types of choice boards.​

  • Explore instructional technology tools that can be used with choice boards.​

  • Discuss delivery options for choice boards to students.

  • Create a choice board for your students.

You'll know you're successful when...

  • You can name the differences between choice board types. ​

  • You can create a choice board using technology tools.​

  • I can explain at least one delivery option for choice boards to students.

Guiding Questions

1. What is it we want our students to learn?

2. How will we know if each student has learned it?

3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?

4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency?
Bell Work: Article by Catlin Tucker

"All about Differentiated Instruction with Menus"

What is a Choice Board?

  • Activities and assignments that give students a choice
  • Also called Tic-Tac-Toe Boards, Think-Tac-Toe, Play List, or Learning Menus
  • Focus on standard/objective…not just a variety of tasks
  • Can be tiered for challenge
  • Can be used with any age group or subject area

We don't come up with technology based activities just to get students using technology, we come up with technology based activities because they have the ability to tap into multiple intelligences and learning styles.

A menu offers students a personalized learning path and a way to make decisions about what they will do in order to meet class requirements.

How to Create a Choice board

  • Identify the standard/objective being studied.
  • Design nine different tasks.
  • Arrange the tasks on a choice board.
  • If you choose, select one required task for all students. Place it in the center of the board.
  • Students complete three tasks, one of which must be the middle square. The three tasks should complete a Tic-Tac-Toe row.

Participating in Choice Board

Click on the link below to access the PD Choice Board.

Complete three activities: The center square is NOT a required square. Please complete a row, column, or diagonal.

Student Access to Choice Board

How students can access the digital choice boards.?

  • Linked to teacher webpage.
  • Assignment in TEAMS
  • Class Notebook
  • Padlet

How students will submit work to teachers?

**Possibilities—linking directly to digital choice board document, adding links/files to TEAMS assignment for the individual choice board, adding link/files to student’s individual Class Notebook section, brainstorm other ways**


  • Allow students to complete any three tasks—even if the completed tasks don’t make a Tic-Tac-Toe.
  • Assign students tasks based on readiness.
  • Create different choice boards based on readiness. (Struggling students work with one board while more advanced students have different options.)

Your Turn to Create for your Students

Feel free to use this template for your Choice Board.

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