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Student Handbook - Additional Resources. Focus of Study Options Curriculum and Instruction After establishing an environment for diverse learners in the classroom, this Focus of Study provides ways to enhance the feel of community through collaboration and outreach within the school and beyond, into the surrounding neighborhood. Differentiated Instruction Building on classic concepts, the Differentiated Instruction Focus of Study recognizes how the mental landscape of current learners has been shaped by multimedia, changing how they think and reason when learning.
Digital Learning and Teaching The Focus of Study in Digital Learning and Teaching is designed to help educators re-examine technology, student learning, and classroom structure, as well as the roles of teacher and student. Elementary Literacy Designed to support educators in the primary grades, this Focus of Study prepares teachers to utilize strategies and instructional approaches to engage students in foundational skills required for effective reading.
English Language Arts The Focus of Study in English Language Arts provides educators with the knowledge and skills to adapt teaching and curriculum as they align to state standards and the Common Core State Standards. Mathematics K-6 The Focus of Study in Mathematics K-6 prepares educators with the knowledge and skills to adapt teaching and curriculum to state standards and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in grades K Mathematics The Focus of Study in Mathematics is intended to prepare educators to adapt teaching and curriculum to new and revised state standards, and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in grades Secondary Literacy Designed to support educators at the secondary level, this Focus of Study prepares teachers to utilize foundational skills to influence the selection of strategies and instructional approaches which engage students in developing comprehension and fluency.
Science The science Focus of Study prepares K teachers in pedagogy, andragogy, multiple intelligence theory, social learning theory, exchange theory, and the utilization of digital resources to foster the innovative engagement of diverse learners associated with integrated science programs. Course List 34 Semester Credits. General Track Any three courses selected from above. Note This program is neither designed nor approved as of the publication date of this Catalog to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
These profiles vary greatly, but they are all designed to give you a quick snapshot of ability, readiness, experience, style, and more. The goal is not to differentiate for every single student, or every single lesson, but to provide a variety of learning opportunities over time to support the variety of learners in your classroom. Curriculum is often presented to teachers and thus to students as a scope and sequence of topics, not big ideas.
To be able to differentiate, it is important to understand these deep understandings. Be clear on essential learnings. It means really understanding the important content and ideas that drive the curriculum and then developing essential questions that help students focus on the important aspects of what you are teaching. You can also create scaffolded essential questions for various levels of academic readiness, such as How, Why, and To What Extent suggested by H.
One of the most common elements of differentiated instruction is the use of flexible grouping. In this process, instruction and assessment begin as a whole group. Then students work individually, in small groups, or with a partner to develop, practice, refine, and extend their learning based on what they already know, understand, and are able to do. Students may be grouped by knowledge, reading ability, language fluency, and interest. Sometimes you will group students by shared ability, at other times, mixed ability will be more useful to the learning process.
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Direct instruction should be well scaffolded and even targeted at specific groups of students. Information may also be presented through a variety of mediums — visual, videos, songs, literature, and hands-on activities.
Station rotations also make it easier to provide focused instruction to different groups of learners. In station rotations, students learn and practice skills for a specific learning goal through individual and group work at several different stations, including a station with their teacher for more focused instruction.
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The larger tasks students complete should help you assess for understanding and should vary according to the learners in the classroom. Visual learners may thrive best by creating diagrams and illustrations, while kinesthetic learners need to build or create physical models. Options for student choice that take into consideration both ability and interest are great ways to motivate and engage the learners in your classroom.
Technology tools like Wixie have built in options for differentiation, making it easy to assign different work on the same topic to different learners in your classroom. Providing a variety of options for performance gives students a choice and makes them a partner in the learning process. Metacognitive students who are aware of their strengths and weaknesses learn to make choices about how they best gain knowledge and understanding as well as the way they can best demonstrate their learning.
Viewing your students as unique individuals and learners helps you forge stronger relationships and develop more effective methods of teaching and learning.