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Creating Differentiated Instruction Plans - Chapter Summary
If you're interested in learning how to create differentiated instruction plans, you've reached the right place! Lessons in this chapter examine the benefits of differentiating instruction for students. They also explore types of instruction and ways to adapt instruction in the classroom. Each lesson features a short quiz you can take to assess your understanding of these concepts. A chapter exam is also available to test your knowledge. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Differentiate between learning goals and learning objectives
- Define and discuss factors and research associated with student achievement
- Explain how to increase student achievement using data
- List strategies and quality materials used for instructional planning
- Discuss scaffolding vs. differentiated instruction and whole-class vs. small-group instruction
- Detail how to use content being taught to differentiate instruction
- Share ways to adapt instruction to different learning styles and processes
- Provide details on ways differentiate instruction using the end result of student learning
- Define multisensory learning, and discuss related theories
- Describe how to use tiered assignments for differentiated instruction
1. Comparing Learning Goals & Learning Objectives
Learning goals and learning objectives are often confused. Though similar, each is distinct with its own place in education. This lesson compares the two and discusses how to define them to help students succeed in the classroom.
2. Student Achievement: Definition, Factors & Research
What is student achievement? This lesson provides a general definition of student achievement, defines factors that impact a student's ability to achieve and explains what research shows about successful student achievement.
3. Using Data to Increase Student Achievement
Why do teachers give assessments? Probably not for the love of grading. So why does so much in education seem assessment-based? In this lesson, you'll learn more about how to use assessment data to improve student achievement.
4. Instructional Planning: Quality Materials & Strategies
Teachers need multiple resources and methods in order to effectively plan instruction. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of quality instructional materials and teaching strategies.
5. Comparing Scaffolding and Differentiated Instruction
Scaffolding and differentiation are effective instructional methods used in today's classroom. Learn what these methods are, their similarities and differences, and how they should be used.
6. Whole-Class vs. Small-Group Instruction
Throughout the day, you are going to want to use a variety of grouping techniques for different activities and lessons. Two main grouping techniques are whole-class and small-group instruction. This lesson will define these types of groups and detail when they are most useful.
7. How to Differentiate Instruction with Elements of Content
Teachers differentiate the content they teach so all students can learn. What content is modified, and how does this work? This lesson discusses how to differentiate content while still meeting rigorous standards.
8. Adapting Instruction to Different Learning Styles & Processes
Differentiated instruction has several components. One is to consider student needs when teaching. This lesson shows how to differentiate based on learners' needs and shows how to use these ideas in the classroom.
9. Differentiating Instruction via the Products of Learning
Teachers differentiate to make sure all students learn. One way they support student success is to modify the products of learning. This lesson reviews what that means and gives methods for differentiating this topic.
10. Multisensory Learning: Definition & Theories
Today's classrooms are home to learners who are diverse in many key ways, including ability and learning style. As a teacher, you need to be prepared to address student needs at many different levels. An understanding of multisensory learning is key when teaching learners of all ages.
11. Using Tiered Assignments for Differentiated Instruction
In this lesson, we will learn how to differentiate instruction by providing tiered assignments that meet student's needs based on achievement levels or learning style.
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Other chapters within the Education 104: Differentiated Instruction course
- Basics of Differentiated Instruction
- Student Profiles & Differentiated Instruction
- Adapting to Learner Needs
- Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom
- Techniques for Differentiating Instruction
- Using Assessments with Differentiated Instruction
- Student Motivation & Differentiated Instruction
- Using Technology as an Instructional Tool
- Studying for Education 104