Differentiation is a commonly used term in education. This relates to what teachers do to meet the needs of the diverse learners in their classrooms. In a differentiated classroom, rather than relying on whole group instruction (which is often too low for some learners and too high for others), everyone in the class has a chance to use learning strategies that are appropriate to their needs. Students work in flexible groups that keep them interested and challenged. During Distance Learning, like during in-person learning we use the Workshop model in reading and math as a strategy to differentiate. This approach gives students the opportunity to work in small teacher guided groups at their level as well as work independently on activities that engage them in learning that is tailored to student skill level and need.
Friday, October 16, 2020