About This Chapter
Who's It For:
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering strategies for differentiating content in teaching material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn strategies for differentiating content in teaching. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding strategies for differentiating content in teaching
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning education and teaching material (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about strategies for differentiating content in teaching
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra education and teaching learning resources
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- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Strategies for Differentiating Content chapter exam.
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- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a differentiating content unit of an instructional strategies course. Topics covered include:
- Pedagogical content knowledge
- Advanced organizers for the classroom
- Scaffolding strategies
- Differentiating math instruction
- Strategies for teaching language arts
- Visualization reading strategies
1. Pedagogical Content Knowledge: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, we'll define pedagogical content knowledge and its positive impact on students. We will also describe its specific features, like teaching with clear illustrations and being aware of student conceptions of the subject.
2. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
3. Scaffolding Teaching Strategies
Teachers sometimes use a method of instruction called 'instructional scaffolding.' Learn more about this and how it is used. Examine the different components of instructional scaffolding.
4. How to Differentiate Math Instruction
In today's diverse classrooms, teachers must differentiate their math instruction in order to meet the needs of a variety of learners. This lesson will explain the main principles of and strategies that support the differentiated math classroom.
5. Language Arts Teaching Strategies
Benjamin Franklin stated: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson will highlight strategies that will put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
6. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
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