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  • Back to School Night September 4, 2014

    Ruth Dutton, Principal/Superintendent Sycamore Valley Academy

    Differentiation

  • Differentiation is good teaching. It is the adjustments teachers make to curriculum and instruction in response to the students’ personalities, interests, aptitudes, talents, strengths, and weaknesses in order to maximize student success.

  • Differentiation is good teaching. It is the adjustments teachers make to curriculum and instruction in response to the students’ personalities, interests, aptitudes, talents, strengths, and weaknesses in order to maximize student success.

  • To differ the curriculum materials

  • To differ the curriculum materials pacing

  • To differ the curriculum materials pacing the plan: providing more time:

    compacting:

  • To differ the instruction

    levels of questioning levels of support/prompting

    product or output expectations

  • Differentiation for Gifted

    Four ways: 1. Acceleration 2. Depth 3. Complexity 4. Novelty

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality What it is not: arbitrarily dragging students through the curriculum rapidly

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality

  • Acceleration What it is: helping young students understand ideas to greater intellectual depth and sophistication, adding dimensionality

  • Depth & Complexity

  • Novelty  The child’s natural aptitude or talent will be

    responded to  We can teach creativity, critical thinking, problem-

    solving, logic, and modes of reasoning (aka “thinking skills”). All of the above evokes variety.

     Independent projects– students having the opportunity to be immersed in topics of his/her own curiosity as we bridge those to/within the curriculum

     “Voice and choice”

  • Differentiation for Gifted Four ways: 1. Acceleration 2. Depth 3. Complexity 4. Novelty

    …is good for every student.

  • Differentiation is good teaching. It is the adjustments teachers make to curriculum and instruction in response to the students’ personalities, interests, aptitudes, talents, strengths, and weaknesses in order to maximize student success.

  • Back to School Night September 4, 2014

    Ruth Dutton, Principal/Superintendent Sycamore Valley Academy

    Volunteering at SVA

  • Next steps

    There is a packet available up front tonight– take one, complete it and bring it with you to the office when you come to volunteer. Joy will take it from you. She keeps a list of parents who’ve completed training and the paperwork and does a Megan’s Law search for each.

  • Thank you for supporting your child and our school!

    Differentiation Differentiation is good teaching. Differentiation is good teaching. To differ the curriculum To differ the curriculum To differ the curriculum To differ the instruction Differentiation for Gifted Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration Depth & Complexity Novelty Differentiation for Gifted Differentiation is good teaching. Volunteering at SVA Slide Number 22 Slide Number 23 Slide Number 24 Next steps Thank you for supporting your child and our school!