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January: M-5 Differentiation and and Personalization
What does Differentiation and Personalization Look Like?
- Data driven small group instruction
- Multi- mode lesson plans (kinesthetic, visual, etc.)
- Student choice
- E/I time
- MTSS Process
- Data Trackers
How can we achieve this at Rocky River?
At Rocky River, we incorporate small group instruction in almost every aspect of our instructional day. If we are reflective and strategic about how we form our small groups, we can really differentiate the mini lessons and activities for our students. The key to this is DATA. We need to be reflective practitioners,constantly evaluate student achievement, and embrace fluid grouping.
Our E/I time frame is an excellent opportunity to incorporate differentiation and personalization. For example, this is a time for our high flyers to be given personalized choice boards or PBL's that are extension activities from previously taught units. Some students could also be receiving personalized remediation in either 1:1 or small groups to reteach certain skills that were not mastered previously.
For our 2-3 students, Google classroom is a great resource to provide personalized lessons. In this, you have the ability to create small groups and assign personalized activities. Students can work at their own pace or collaboratively.
Conferencing with students and setting individual goals with Data Trackers provides personalized learning, so that students are "in the loop" with their strengths and weaknesses.
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A blended learning platform to simplify the differentiation between groups/ students.
Interactive multimedia lessons and projects
Interactive images that can be used for choice boards, student creation, etc.