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Beyond Differentiated Instruction

Beyond Differentiated Instruction

June 2010 | 160 pages | Corwin
Beyond Differentiated Instruction provides the framework, sequential steps, and practical strategies for implementing a comprehensive and systematic differentiated instructional programme.

Using vivid case studies and extensive research and covering a wide range of topics, Jodi O'Meara examines how each issue relates to differentiation, including standards, teacher reflection, the relationship between response to intervention, and the necessary pre-planning, planning, implementation, and monitoring stages—all while providing the practical templates and start-up tools for busy teachers and school administrators.

About the Author
Introduction: Overview
1. Types of Knowledge
2. Moving Beyond Foundational Knowledge
3. Differentiation of Foundational Knowledge
4. Teacher Self-Assessment
5. Preassessment of Students
6. Instructional Decisions for Differentiation
7. Management of Flow
8. Formative Assessment and the Continuous Monitoring of Progress
9. Summative Assessment and Products
10. Wrap-Up and Final Thoughts

"An invaluable resource for providing meaningful curriculum to ensure every student is learning. A guide through the ten steps of implementing differentiated instruction with tips, tools, and assessment strategies. A must for every educator in planning for academically diverse learners."

Donnajo Smith, Teacher and Program Specialist for Gifted
Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction, Florida Department of Education

"O’Meara dispels the myth that small-group work and reduced assignments are the answer to meeting students’ individual needs. She outlines in an easy-to-read format how teachers can structure their assessment, planning, and instructional practices to help all students invest in their learning."

Kimberly McAfee, Third-Grade Teacher
B.D. Gullett Elementary School, Bradenton, FL

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ISBN: 9781412982030