Written Assignment #4 - Differentiated Instruction, Inclusive Education and Diverse Student Populations
References - Textbook Chapter 7 and presentation on Indigenous Pedagogy (Teaching)
Written assignment: In a written response write a paragraph to describe what differentiated instruction is? Explain why this is a useful approach for inclusive education and for diverse student populations?
A second paragraph will explain how differentiated instruction and effective instructional strategies are used to support the learning of indigenous students. Provide 3 examples of effective approaches to use when working with indigenous learners? Describe how the strategy looks, specific materials used, or how it works in the classroom. In your paragraph discuss differentiated instruction and effective instructional strategies to support the learning needs and the strengths of indigenous learners.
Useful definition to guide your learning: Diversity -classrooms today include a growing number of students with diverse learning needs, including students with disabilities, students from diverse linguistic or cultural backgrounds. Ensuring that all students can be successful requires teachers to not only understand the unique learning needs of individual students but to be willing to plan for and create optimal learning opportunities and supports throughout the school day. In a diverse classroom, no single method can reach all learners. The teacher aims to create learning situations that match students' abilities and preferred learning styles while stretching their abilities and encouraging them to try new ways of learning.
To be completed by Friday, December 16
Marking Guide - Assessment: This assignment is scored out of 60 marks. Your response should not be longer than one typed page, approximately 400 to 500 words. The first paragraph explains what differentiated instruction is and why it is a useful approach. The second paragraph explains how differentiated instruction and effective instructional strategies are used to support the learning of indigenous learners and gives 3 examples of effective approaches to use. Include a title page and a reference page as required.
*Paragraph 1 on differentiated instruction, why is it a good approach - 30 marks: 20 marks for content (your ideas), 10 marks for your writing (conventions, mechanics)
*Paragraph 2 on differentiating instruction and effective strategies for indigenous learners - 30 marks: 20 marks for content (your ideas), 10 marks for your writing (conventions, mechanics)
Total Marks - 60
Worth 20% of the final course mark.