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  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIESMeeting the needs of all children in early childhood programs

    SOURCE FOR LEARNING | ECEI

    WHAT WERE COVERING TODAY

    Goals & Approaches Content Environment Process & Product Materials

    Presentation byKamna Seth | Director, ECE InitiativesGauri Shirali-Deo | Senior Manager, ECE Initiatives

  • TODAYS PRESENTERSFrom The Source for Learnings ECE Division

    Kamna SethDirector, Early Childhood Initiatives

    Extensive experience in curriculum development, NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation, and training for early childhood educators.

    Experience includes curriculum development, professional development, NAEYC Early Childhood Program Accreditation, & Quality Assurance.

    Gauri Shirali-DeoSenior Manager, Early Childhood Initiatives

    20+ years experience with young children and children with special needs

    Areas of expertise include individualizing instruction, curriculum development, creating data systems for classroom use, professional development, and Autism.

  • Differentiated Instructional Strategies

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    Increases student

    engagement

    Respect for diversity

    makes for inviting

    collaborative setting

    Effective use of

    resources

    Importance of Inclusion

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    Takes into account at what level the child is currently

    functioning

    Allows teacher to

    modify instruction

    The instruction is based upon established goals and

    assessments of children

    Importance of Differentiated Instruction

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    What really is instructionin early childhood?

    Interactions between young children and adults.A

    Q

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    What Is DevelopmentallyAppropriate?

    Age Appropriate

    Individually Appropriate

    Culturally Appropriate

    By authors of Developmental Appropriate Practices, Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, & Janet Gonzalez-Mena

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    Key: Setting Goalsfor Each Child

    Child Assessment Data

    State Standards /HS Framework

    Relevant Research

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    Key to success in inclusion

    Learning styles

    Cognitive styles

    Rationale for UsingDifferentiated Strategies

    Maximize learning

    potential at any point of

    learning continuum

    Benefits everyone

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    Time Learning CurveProfessional

    Development

    Challenges of Using Differentiated Strategies

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    MotivationReadiness Interests

    Considerations In UsingDifferentiation Strategies

    Skills Choices

  • DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

    Content EnvironmentProcess & Product

    Composition ofDifferentiated Strategies

    Materials

  • Content

  • CONTENT

    Teacher introduces a concept or a new skill

    Teacher provides DAP learning opportunity and supports active learning with focus more on childs understanding.

    Brings the activity to a close.

  • CONTENT

  • CONTENT

  • Environment

  • ENVIRONMENT

    Physical Psychological

  • ENVIRONMENT

  • ENVIRONMENT

    Some Considerations Add visuals to verbal instruction

    Offer manipulatives for concrete experiences

    Role play appropriate behavior

  • Process & Product

  • PROCESS & PRODUCT

    Content Delivery Systems

    Scaffolding

  • PROCESS & PRODUCT

  • PROCESS & PRODUCT

    Evidence of Mastery

  • PROCESS & PRODUCT

  • MATERIALS

    Variety Modifications

  • QUOTE

    If a child cant learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the

    way they learn.

    -- Ignacio Estrada

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