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Differentiating Instruction - Chapter Summary
This self-paced chapter can help you gain greater insight into the basics of differentiating instruction. By exploring our lessons, you can get reacquainted with the tiers of response to intervention (RTI) and ways to differentiate instruction under a variety of circumstances. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Share strategies for differentiating instruction based on student readiness
- Provide tips for differentiating instruction to engage students of all levels
- Explain which aspects of a classroom can be differentiated
- Describe ways educators can differentiate the content they teach
- List and describe differentiated instruction strategies for gifted students
- Outline strategies for adapting instruction for English language learners
- Explain how educators can make a curriculum accessible to students with disabilities
- Discuss tiers and strategies for response to intervention (RTI)
Assess your comprehension of the lesson contents by taking multiple-choice quizzes. If you develop questions about topics covered in the lessons, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts. When you're ready, gauge your overall understanding of this chapter by taking our practice exam.
1. Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Readiness
Though children learn and grow in predictable steps, they're all unique learners with very different needs. This lesson discusses how students differ in readiness, and how teachers can offer differentiated experiences based on student readiness.
2. Differentiating Instruction to Engage Students of All Levels
Differentiation is a tool teachers can use to help all students succeed and using instructional strategies to engage students on every level. This lesson explains how to make sure all students have opportunities to be challenged and engaged.
3. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
4. 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.
5. Differentiated Instruction Strategies for Gifted Students
When we think about differentiation, we often think about struggling students. But gifted students need differentiation, too! This lesson offers some strategies that you can use to differentiate instruction for gifted students.
6. Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners
English language learners (ELLs) face a variety of language challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. This lesson examines how teachers can adapt their instructional approaches to specifically meet the need of ELLs.
7. Making a Curriculum Accessible to Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities have unique needs and may require extra attention in education. This lesson will explain how to make curriculum accessible for special needs students. We will end with a quiz to see what you have learned.
8. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies
The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.
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- Gifted Student Education
- Second Language Acquisition Factors & Strategies
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- Utilizing Technology in the Classroom
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- Instructional Resources & Digital Tools
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- Legal & Ethical Issues in Education
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