Strategies for Differentiating


Session Description

How do you meet the academic needs of every kid in your classroom and allow for choice? What are some easy ways to differentiate a single lesson to meet student choice/need? This session will cover: Color coded Google Presentations linked through QR codes; Blendspace rows that are leveled or where students select from each row to meet the learning objective; Tic Tac Toe boards/Choice boards and many other strategies for differentiating your classroom and allowing for student choice.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the sessions participants will know / be able to: 
  1. Explore different means of pre-­assessing in order to differentiate content (Kahoot, Google Forms, Blendspace, or other assessment tools). 
  2. Explore a variety of tools to organize your content for differentiated lessons based on student levels or interest with a focus on QR codes, Google Presentation, Blendspace Choice Boards, and CAP and learning style.
  3. Create a plan or outline of a differentiated lesson to use in your own classroom

Activity 1:

QR Differentiation based on Kahoot pre-assessment results Kahoot

Activity 2:

Blendspace / Tic Tac Toe to differentiate by ability and/or student choice Differentiation with Blendspace

Activity 3: 

Differentiation of the Process by Learning Style (CAP) brainstorm on Padlet

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