Differentiated Instruction
To differentiate instruction is to recognize students varying background knowledge, readiness, language, preferences in learning, interests, and to react responsively. Differentiated instruction is a process to approach teaching and learning for students of differing abilities in the same class. The intent of differentiating instruction is to maximize each student’s growth and individual success by meeting each student where he or she is, and assisting in the learning process.

www.anderson4.k12.sc.us/curr/Differentiated_Instruction.htm
http://www.learnerslink.com/curriculum.htm
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/di.htm
Video:http://www.curriculum.org/secretariat/march29.shtml

Menu Choice Board

http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/mathhelponline/choice_board.htm
http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards


Multiple Intelligence
The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Garner. Dr. Garner suggested that I.Q. tests measure primarily verbal, logical-mathematical, and some spatial intelligence. Believing that ther are many knids of intelligence that are important aspects of human capabilities, he proposed that individual has eight intelligences: verbal - linguistic, mathematical - logical, musical, visual spatial, bodily - kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalist.

http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.htm
http://www.ldrc.ca/projects/miinventory/mitest.html
Video: http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-immersion-enota-video

Learning Styles
Learning style is defined as the way that information is processed. Most children show a preference for one of the following learning styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic.
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/succeed/04-learningstyles.html
**http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm**
http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lsi/lsiframe.html
http://muskingum.edu/~cal/database/general/modquest.html
Video: http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=86723&title=Whats_Your_Learning_Style

Tiered Skills Lesson
Tiered Instruction is the teaching of one concept and metting the different needs of the students. Tiered Instruction makes sure that the needs of all students are met.
**www.anderson4.k12.sc.us/curr/Differentiated_Instruction.htm**
**www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/enriched/giftedprograms/docs/ppts/TieredInstr.ppt**

Video: http://pic.mpls.k12.mn.us/Video_Clips.html

Scaffolding
Scaffolding refers to the idea that specialized instructional supports need to be in place in order to best facilitate learning when students are first introduced to a new subject. Scaffolding techniques can include displaying graphics, activating prior knowledge, modeling an activity beforehand, and introducing motivational techniques to pique student interest.
http://www.righttrackreading.com/
http://condor.admin.ccny.cuny.edu/~group4/
http://fno.org/dec99/scaffold.html
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se6a9Q_37t4


Remediation/Enrichment
www.learningpt.org/promisingpractices/list.php
www.teachervision.fen.com
www.eric.edu.gov
http://www.time4learning.com/

Tic-Tac-Toe Assignment

**http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/tictactoe.html**
**http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~mbolin/f-smith.htm**

Culturally Responsive
Culturally responsive teaching is using the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, and performance styles of diverse students to make learning more appropriate and effective for them.

www.intime.uni.edu/multiculture/curriculum/culture/Teaching.htm
http://www.alliance.brown.edu/tdl/tl-strategies/crt-principles.shtml
http://knowledgeloom.org/practices3.jsp?location=1&bpinterid=1110&spotlightid=1110
Video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6066894268476055581

Cubing
Cubing is a differentiation strategy in which a cube is used to present students with choices during lessons. The teacher plans several different activities for an instructional unit. The teacher can allow all students to use the same cube or create different cubes for different students or groups. The students can be assigned to groups based on their learning styles, interest, and/or readiness. The cubing strategy is an excellent way to motivate students while differentiating instruction.
http://www.tolerance.org/images/teach/activities/guide_act8.pdf

**www.litandlearn.lpb.org/strategies/strat_cubing.pdf**
http://www.e2c2.com/uploads/Cubing_Jigsaw%20centers_K12_97.pdf


Differentiated Resources from Dr. Carr
See links on my web site about DI

Presentation on Differentiated Instruction
Handout #1 Grades K-2 Ideas for DI Part 1
Handout #2 Grades K-2 Ideas for DI Part 2
Handout #3 Grades 3-5 Ideas for DI Part 1
Handout #4 Grades 3-5 Ideas for DI Part 2