Differentiation has been a buzzword in education for more than two decades. Educators often talk about differentiation, but the concept is somewhat difficult to define. When we think about differentiation, most often we think of content, process, product, and learning environment. Today’s classrooms are more diverse than ever before, and differentiation is no longer an option but a necessity.
If we review Standard 4a of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation Tool, it is evident that differentiation is an expectation.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has put together a fantastic differentiation toolkit for beginning teachers, but these resources provide an exceptional review for even the most experienced teachers. Take a few moments to take look for some new ideas for your classroom. http://beginningteacherresources.wikispaces.com/Differentiation
Looking for more ideas? Check out these differentiation resources as well.
Differentiation and the P21 Framework (3-hour training)
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