A few years ago, I did a series of inservice workshops for a group of new teachers. We spent a lot of time talking about effective lesson planning, differentiation and using data to guide classroom instruction.
I worked on creating some sort of diagram or process that they could use when they planned lessons to walk through the many different ways that instruction can be differentiated: by the content taught, the assessment used, the activities, the materials, and/or by students’ level of academic readiness, by their interest and by their preferred learning styles.
I’ve played around with the diagram several times over the years, and last night I posted the latest version, my favorite so far.
The diagram with live links is here: http://www.fortheteachers.org/differentiation_framework.htm
I’d love to hear what you think!