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Tiered Instruction
An instructional method that allows teachers to differentiate assignments. This aims to ensure that all students will progress in their studies and succeed.
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Tiered Instruction: Resources
A method of tiered instruction that focuses on providing students with different kinds of resources to meet their individual needs.
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Tiered Instruction: Challenge Level
This method of tiered instruction uses Bloom's Taxonomy to assign cognitive tasks based on their level of difficulty.
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Tiered Instruction: Product
Teachers tier their instruction in this manner when they group students based on learning preferences. This means students will be able to demonstrate what they learn based on how they learn.
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Learning-Focused Model (LFM)
A model for instruction that typically leads to high levels of student achievement. This model includes strategies for planning units and lessons.
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Formative Assessment
These are small assessments that can be completed daily on an informal basis.
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Summative Assessment
Teachers use this kind of assessment when a unit ends. It measure a student's overall grasp of the subject matter studied.
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Lesson Planning Using Learning-Focused Strategies: Steps

Develop an essential question

Create an assessment to see what students should learn to answer that question

Set up learning experiences

Continue until students understand the subject

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Unit Planning Using Learning-Focused Strategies: Steps

Finish your KUD (know, understand, do) organizer

Set up your assessments

Develop your student learning map

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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards can help you review the learning-focused model for instruction as well as summative and formative assessments. You can focus on the benefits of tiered instruction and different ways to apply this form of instruction in the classroom. Cubing, menu and tic-tac-toe strategies for education will also be discussed. Finally, these flashcards address the Socratic method of instruction and its modern uses.

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Unit Planning Using Learning-Focused Strategies: Steps

Finish your KUD (know, understand, do) organizer

Set up your assessments

Develop your student learning map

Lesson Planning Using Learning-Focused Strategies: Steps

Develop an essential question

Create an assessment to see what students should learn to answer that question

Set up learning experiences

Continue until students understand the subject

Summative Assessment
Teachers use this kind of assessment when a unit ends. It measure a student's overall grasp of the subject matter studied.
Formative Assessment
These are small assessments that can be completed daily on an informal basis.
Learning-Focused Model (LFM)
A model for instruction that typically leads to high levels of student achievement. This model includes strategies for planning units and lessons.
Tiered Instruction: Product
Teachers tier their instruction in this manner when they group students based on learning preferences. This means students will be able to demonstrate what they learn based on how they learn.
Tiered Instruction: Challenge Level
This method of tiered instruction uses Bloom's Taxonomy to assign cognitive tasks based on their level of difficulty.
Tiered Instruction: Resources
A method of tiered instruction that focuses on providing students with different kinds of resources to meet their individual needs.
Tiered Instruction
An instructional method that allows teachers to differentiate assignments. This aims to ensure that all students will progress in their studies and succeed.
Successful Tiered Instruction: Characteristics

Focus on quality over quantity

Active learning and engagement

Students focus on the same skills with adjusted difficulty

Instruction meets goals and objectives

Cubing Strategy
An instructional method that can be utilized to instruct students about six concepts or ideas by setting up a cube that has a different educational prompt on each side.
Cubing Strategy: Uses
This can be applied to math, science and language arts, along with complex vocabulary. Students at different levels of understanding can use it. Teachers can use it to set up roles in groups.
Menu Strategy
This instructional strategy allows students to choose the work they'll complete to meet their educational objectives. It may include required and optional tasks.
Menu Strategy: Categories
These organize the activities students must complete in the menu instructional strategy. They should be designed based on student objectives and important educational elements.
Menu Strategy: Activities
Tasks that students can complete in the menu strategy. They're contained in categories and should be varied to work for students who have a variety of learning styles.
Tic-Tac-Toe / Think-Tac-Toe Strategy
A method used when organizing classroom learning activities. It requires students to look at a grid holding nine activities and to then pick three in a row to complete.
Tic-Tac-Toe / Think-Tac-Toe Strategy: Classroom Set-Up
Teachers must ensure that each student has to pick a high-level activity with this strategy. Different learning styles must be supported and activities must deal with student learning objectives.
Socratic Method
Teachers who use this method of instruction will have conversations with students. Conversations include productive discomfort, where students are encouraged to question things they assume.
Socratic Method: Purposes
This type of instruction is intended to prompt new questions while getting students to apply critical thinking skills. It may lead to a greater understanding of the subject being discussed.

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