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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
Course SummaryStudents with learning disabilities or special needs often require accommodations such as differentiated instruction. This set of video lessons analyzes various differentiated instruction strategies and presents you with a number of options for implementing this instructional method in your classroom.
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About This Course
This course introduces the ideas behind differentiated instruction and some strategies on how you can use it with your students. It will also show you how to use technology to supplement your teachings and record your observations for future reference. The videos in these chapters let you review the material at your own pace, but still keep you on a steady course through the material.
How It Works
The video lessons in this course demonstrate how you can plan a set of differentiated instruction lesson plans for your classes. After watching each chapter, you will have a multitude of tools at your disposal for focusing on the needs of your students. This course includes the following features:
- Transcripts of video lessons to easily review key ideas or classroom activities
- Timelines to conveniently focus on areas of your choice
- Lesson quizzes to track your progress on various ways of differentiated instruction
- Chapter exams to monitor how well you are remembering the material
- A final exam to determine if you are ready to use differentiated instruction in your own classroom
How It Helps
- Focuses on students: These lessons teach you how to place the emphasis on your students to promote both classroom and individual learning and success.
- Creates learning experiences: Knowing about current technology tools you can use in your classroom can help you develop rich learning experiences that keep your students engaged.
- Gives options: Learning about the menu strategy, cubing strategy and the tic-tac-toe strategy can give you ideas and options for implementing differentiated instruction in your classroom.
|Understanding Differentiated Instruction||Effective classroom strategies|
Overview of differentiated instruction
Direct and discovery instruction
Scaffolding and student-centered instruction
|Principles of Differentiated Instruction||Tools and data used for instruction|
Flexible grouping and collaboration
Differentiated instruction for students of all levels
|Planning & Designing Differentiated Instruction||Comparing goals|
Student achievement factors
Comparing the methods of instruction
Whole-class and small group teaching
Adapting for content, products and different learning styles
|Student Characteristics in Differentiated Instruction||Differentiating instruction based on student readiness, student interest and learner profiles|
|Strategies for Adapting to Learner Needs||Culturally responsive teaching|
Adapting teaching methods for students with sensory, cognitive and social development challenges
Advanced cognitive development teaching theories
|Managing Differentiated Classrooms|| Implementing and managing a differentiated instruction classroom|
Rotation charts and skill-based grouping
|Strategies for Differentiating Instruction||Learning-focused and tiered instruction strategies|
Menu, tic-tac-toe strategies and cubing strategies
The Socratic method
|Technology as an Instructional Tool||Benefits of technology|
|Using Assessment to Inform Instruction||Forms of assessment|
Formative assessment strategies
Performance assessments and strategies
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