Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide, 3ed: One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Gayle H Gregory

  • Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide, 3ed

160 pages
2013
ISBN: 9781452291642

Keeping up with differentiated instruction (DI) developments can be hard, but you’ll stay on track with this updated guide. The official companion book to the bestselling Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All, this workshop-friendly resource offers step-by-step training activities for job-embedded professional development, plus guidelines tailored for both small study groups and larger staff development meetings.

This new edition of Differentiated Instructional Strategies in Practice: Training, Implementation, and Supervision has been revised to include new strategies and a Common Core lesson-planning template. This professional learning guide remains the ideal accompaniment. Inside you’ll find:

  • Guidelines for providing individualised support and mentoring
  • Suggestions for evaluation, coaching, observation, and supervision of DI practices
  • Research-based responses to staff members’ concerns about change
  • Implementation and evaluation tools to measure schoolwide progress
  • Resources for staff developers and principals implementing large-scale differentiation initiatives

No differentiated classroom is complete without Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All—and no administrative office is complete without its dedicated book study guide. Put the two together and make a successful transition to brain-friendly differentiated classrooms throughout your school.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Introduction: Adults Need Differentiated Learning Opportunities Too

Part I. Building School Capacity Through Professional Development

I-1. School Capacity and Student Achievement

I-2. Job-Embedded Strategies for Differentiated Professional Development

Part II. Book Study Using Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All, Third Edition, and Other Training Resources

II-1. One Size Doesn’t Fit All

II-2. Creating a Climate for Learning

II-3. Knowing the Learner

II-4. Assessing the Learner

II-5. Adjusting, Compacting, and Grouping

II-6. Instructional Strategies for Student Success

II-7. Curriculum Approaches for Differentiated Classrooms

II-8. Putting It All Together in Your Differentiated Classroom

Part III. Managing Change in the Professional Learning Community

III-1. The Implementation Process

III-2. Observation and Supervision

Training Resources

Bibliography

Index

"Provides an excellent resource for understanding the key concepts and strategies of differentiated instruction. Participants in professional development based on this curriculum would experience the instructional strategies firsthand, which would facilitate their application in teaching students."
- Maria Timmons Flores, Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College

"The book’s major strengths are its fluency, readability, and connection of theory and practice. The activities are doable and will make sense to a classroom teacher."
- Belinda G. Gimbert, Coordinator, Transition to Teaching Program, Newport News Public Schools, VA