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Differentiation and Personalization


Why Differentiate and Personalize?

  1. I wish my teacher knew
  2. Framing differentiation in terms of intentions and outcomes
  3. Three myths about personalization
  4. What is personalized learning, and does it work?
  5. Ten questions about personalization

Differentiation by Pushing for Mastery

  1. Benjamin Bloom's mastery learning
  2. Combining flipped classrooms with mastery learning
  3. A middle school uses on-the-spot assessments to differentiate

Low-Tech Differentiation

  1. Using Universal Design for Learning to personalize instruction
  2. Differentiating math with open questions and parallel tasks
  3. Personalizing homework

High-Tech Differentiation

  1. Silent fifteen-minute online dialogues among students
  2. Enhancing literature circles with blogging
  3. Facebook pages engage students in world languages
  4. Using Twitter in a science classroom
  5. Frontchannel and backchannel digital discussions

Professional Learning Suggestions