Differentiated Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

ED 501
Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Differentiated Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms by Ann Tomlinson. (2001) Alexandria, VA: Association for Curriculum Development. 106 pages.

Course Description

This course will provide examples and field-tested strategies on how to succeed in today's increasingly diverse classrooms. Educators will learn proven techniques on how to match instructional approaches to the readiness, interests and talents of all students. They will examine learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Educators will learn new ways of structuring lessons to provide "scaffolds" for lesson content and the learning projects. Educators will develop a written paper, lesson plans or activities for classroom applications and student achievement.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will learn how differentiated instruction for mixed-ability groups applies to instructional strategies. State or local academic standards are also addressed.

2. Teachers will examine the role of the teacher in a differentiated classroom setting.

3. Teachers will be presented with strategies for managing a differentiated classroom and preparing students and parents for a differentiated classroom.

4. Educators will learn to plan differentiated lessons by readiness, interest and learning profiles for classroom implementation.

5. Teachers will be able to differentiate content, process, educational products and grading in classrooms with mixed ability learners.

Differentiated Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the corresponding rubric for guidelines..

Chapters:

1. What Differentiated Instruction Is-And Isn't
2. The Rationale for Differentiated Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms
3. The Role of the Teacher in a Differentiated Classroom
4. The Learning Environment in a Differentiated Classroom
5. A Look Inside Some Differentiated Classrooms
6. Strategies for Managing DC
7. Preparing Students & Parents for DC
8-10.The How To's of Planning Lessons by Readiness, Interest, Learning-Profile
11-13. Differentiated Content, Differentiated Process and Differentiated Products
14. Grading in a Differentiated Classroom

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book Differentiated Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms by Carol Ann Tomlinson., to your specific classroom context. By focusing your essay on an area of interest that is relevant to your teaching or professional experience, you will enhance your capacity to apply new concept learned in this class. You may choose to specifically focus your paper on classroom-management strategies from the book that are a change from your typical teaching methodology or practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Final Application essay or project activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Differentiated Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

$195

1 Credit

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Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
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