Tiered activities are a way to differentiate instruction by providing students with multiple levels of challenge, complexity, or support, This allows teachers to meet the needs of all learners and provide them with choices that are at an appropriate level while ensuring all students are appropriately challenged and engaged in the learning process.
Utilizing the design down process and aligning the curriculum to the district mission makes it truly local and relevant to the community. From the subject mission to the grade level and course purposes, all the way down to the individual outcomes and components, each piece reflects a part of the district mission when using this approach.
A key distinction within facilitation is the opportunity to create leadership capacity within groups. By listening to your audience to meet their needs, creating roles within the group, and establishing a positive environment where participants feel comfortable taking risks, you can empower learners to become leaders.
Create rubrics written with clear, student-centered language from the curricular target you are assessing. Share the rubric with students at the beginning of instruction so they know what the expectations are.
With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to try something new! Share a new educational tool, strategy, or idea you are excited to try this year.
The development of social language supports academic language, and incorporating opportunities for peer discussions helps foster that growth. Utilizing strategies such as turn and talk and think-pair-share allows students to practice conversational language skills, oral language production, fluency, and listening skills. It also allows students to have wait time to process their thinking and provides an opportunity to activate prior knowledge regarding the content.