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Looking for Strategies to Support Differentiation? Here are 18 Teacher-Tested Strategies

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The 18 strategies found in the slideshow below were published on Edutopia on June 4, 2015.  Check out these practical ways to provide more differentiated instruction into your classroom.   Teacher Tested Strategies for Differentiated Instruction from Edutopia Read More »

Instructional Core Focus – Differentiation

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During the past three months, our district instructional focus has been on differentiation for students who have mastered content.  Staff have reviewed the differences between acceleration and enrichment and learned about resources, processes, and support for implementing differentiation for students who have mastered content. Next month, we will start taking a look at how do differentiate instruction for students who ... Read More »

September Tech Tuesday Provides EVAAS Support for Teachers

Looking for simple ways to improve your teaching and increase your students’ performance?  This session is for you! Early in the school year, teachers are building relationships with new students and learning about students’ learning needs.  Are we using all the tools at our disposal to help us understand student needs? One of the best tools teachers have to look ... Read More »

Offer Choice Boards in Class!

Choice boards offer students a way to make decisions about what they will do in order to meet class requirements.  You can use choice boards  for a single lesson, a week-long lesson, or even a month-long period of study. Choice boards allow the teacher to provide differentiation in the classroom. In order to create a choice board: Identify the most important ... Read More »

Cubing

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What is it? Cubing is a versatile strategy, similar to a contract, which allows you to plan different activities for different students or groups of students based on student readiness, learning style, and/or interests. You will create a cube-usually different colored cubes for different groups of students. On each of its six faces, you will describe a different task related ... Read More »

How to Differentiate for your Verbal Linguistic Learners

If you would like to help your students in the area of speaking, reading, writing, or listening, try out some of the websites below: 1. http://wordle.net  – Allow students to express themselves creatively with words 2. http://ed.voicethread.com  – Capture student voices with audio, text, pictures, and video 3. http://zoho.com  – A free online word processor, and presentation tool 4. http://kerpoof.com ... Read More »

Offering Choices in the Classroom

Have you been looking for a way to allow your students to make their own choices in your classroom?  If so, you should research the concept of choice boards. Choice boards are a way to allow students to make decisions about what they will do in order to meet classroom requirements. They provide a list of activities that are directly aligned ... Read More »

Flip Your Class or Try Blended Learning with Screen-Cast-O-Matic

Screen-Cast-O-Matic (SOM) is an easy and inexpensive tool that can transform your classroom into a blended, differentiated learning space. Approved by NCCS for district use, teachers and administrators can use SOM to communicate with parents and students,  in class use, or learning outside traditional classroom hours. If you have students over 13, you can work with parents to develop a plan for ... Read More »

Cross-District Strategic Solutions Webinars

Districts or individuals will participate in Cross-district Strategic Solutions 1 hour state-wide topic based forums. Participants can elect to register for and join any forum hosted in any region via a virtual meeting platform. The purpose of Cross-district Strategic Solutions sessions is to build a problem-solving, solution-generating Professional Learning Network of educators open to district leaders, administrators, teachers, counselors and coaches ... Read More »

“Nurturing for Giftedness” Workshop

The Newton-Conover AIG Program facilitated a “Nurturing for Giftedness” workshop on February 24for forty-three kindergarten – 3rd grade NCCS and Catawba County teachers.  Ms. Sarah Hennessey, Discovery teacher from Cumberland County, presented activities, strategies, and challenges that can enhance creativity and critical thinking in the primary grades.  The workshop proved to be an exciting and beneficial event for teachers, providing ... Read More »