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Differentiated Instruction


Differentiation Strategies


Differentiate the Content

Differentiate the Process

Differentiate the Product

Differentiate the Environment


Differentiated Instruction: 

         1.  Traditional Instruction vs Differentiated Instruction

         2.   Enhance Learning with Technology

         3.  Adjust Your Teaching Style

         4.  Strategies for Differentiating Instruction  

         5.  Differentiated Instruction by Internet 4 Classrooms

         6.  Bloom's Taxonomy

         7. Questioning Toolkit

          8. Menu and Choice Boards by The Access Center  (Word template)


GaDOE and RTI   RTI Webinars   
  RTI Guidance    
Learning Styles
      Memletics Learning Styles Questionnaire   
         Index of learning Styles Questionnaire (44 questions) 
         Edutopia's Learning Style Quiz

 Strategies for

Gifted and Talented:

  21st Century Skills

          * Life and Career Skills for gifted/talented

          * 21st Century  Skills Math Map

          * 21st Century Skills Science Map

          * 21st Century Skills  Social Studies Map

          * 21st Century Skills ELA Map

   Using Exemplar Tasks

         *   Edutopia, videos

         *   Authentic Assessment Toolbox,   click examples   (left side of page)

         *   NAEP, click search options button

         *   Balanced Assessment,   Harvard's College of Education

         *   GaDOE Units and Tasks

         *   SIS Math Sites,   scroll to bottom of the page

         *   SIS GPS Training, Day 3

Strategies for

Struggling Students


  1.  Graphic Organizers:

          *  Education Oasis

          * Education Place Graphic Organizers:  (List of .pdf files)

          * Enchanted Learning

          * EverythingESL

          * Examples in .pdf files

          * Freeology (includes Cornell Note Taker)

          * North Central Regional Education  Laboratory: (Examples & Descriptions)

           * Scholastic: Reading

           *  SCORE from California for Language Arts

           * TeacherVision: Graphic Organizers by  Subject


       2. Content-Area Literacy Instruction (CALI)

            * Word Walls - with graphics 

               (Marzano’s  Essential Nine, #5 Nonlinguistic)


      3. Low-Prep and High Prep Strategies

           *  Menu Options: Rolling Cube


         (Marzano's Essential Nine Instructional Strategies, #9)


 Strategies for


Organizing the Classroom to


Meet Different Student Needs

1.   Organizing the Environment  (management examples)

2.   Notebook: rubric,    assignment log (grades)

3.    Collecting Productivity, maximizing instructional time

4.   Summarize tasks or procedures in students own words and record

      in notebooks. (Marzano's,  #2)

5.   Model note taking for students using overhead notes for 

      notebooks.  (organized overhead)   

       Marzano's, #2)

6.  Homework: Feedback through classroom key, classroom

     corrections,  teacher's verbal commentary

     and notebook file.  (add to assignment log (Marzano's, #4)

             Doing Differentiation Power Point by John Lester




          1. The Partnerships for 21st Century Skills

          2.  enGuage 21st Century Skills

          3.  Examples for implementing 21st Century  Learning Skills (by disciplines)

          4. Brain Research: Implications to Diverse Learners 

          5.  Teach-nology


Research for Differentiated Instruction: Marzano's Essential Nine Instructional Strategies, #9


Strategies for Students with Disabilities



GaDOE Pyramid of Interventions (.pdf)


    Learning Disabilities Association (strategies)


   The Access Center (differentiated chart) 


       Non-readers     Physical Impairments     Sensory Impairments         

       Attention/Behavior     Gifted

       Direct links to general classroom accommodations specific for disability:
       Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

       Deaf - Blind
       Deaf/Hard of Hearing
       Emotional and Behavioral Disorder

       Mathematics Strategies for Learning Disabilities
       Mild Intellectual Disability
       Orthopedic Impairment
       Significant Development Delay
       Specific Learning Disability
       Speech - Language Impairment

       Tourette Syndrome
       Traumatic Brain Injury
       Visual Impairment