TAGS:
Grade Level
Middle (5 – 8)
Subject
Math
Topic/Practice
Evidence of Learning
Student Ownership
Date
12/22/2014

Responding to Evidence Through Differentiation     
DESCRIPTION
Mrs. Graf uses several strategies to differentiate her classroom for continued learning.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.A.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.EE.A.2 Understand that rewriting an expression in different forms in a problem context can shed light on the problem and how the quantities in it are related. For example, a + 0.05a = 1.05a means that "increase by 5%" is the same as "multiply by 1.05."
CONFIRM YOUR LEARNING
  • What evidence does Mrs. Graf use to differentiate her instruction?
  • Mrs. Graf groups students based on their current achievement and skill. How is this different than tracking or strict ability grouping?
  • How does Mrs. Graf scaffold the learning?
CONFIRM YOUR PRACTICE
  • Do your students understand how you differentiate your instruction? Could they describe how you keep the learning moving forward for all students?
  • What do you do to prepare ahead of time, to be able to respond “just-in-time” to the different learning needs of students?
CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT
  • What will you do to enhance how you currently scaffold learning for students?
  • What will you do to build student ownership of learning to master learning targets and then go beyond?