DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION We continued to perfect our proficiency in Differentiated Instruction (DI) - an initiative we started four years ago. DI is the tailoring instruction to meet the individual needs of students. Teachers differentiate content, process, products, and the learning environment; they also use ongoing assessment and flexible grouping to customize the learning experience for their students. They do this by: • Presenting ideas through both auditory and visual means • Meeting with small groups to re-teach an idea or skill for struggling learners • Extending the thinking or skills of advanced learners • Varying the length of time a student may take to complete a task in order to provide additional support • Providing opportunities for an advanced learner to pursue a topic in greater depth • 21st Century classrooms with flexible seating • Giving students options of how to express required learning (e.g. multimedia presentations, artistic representation, oral or written presentations) • Allowing students to work alone or in small groups • Helping students understand their unique learning styles • Teaching students empathy for others, helping them to understand the needs of their peers
AT A GLANCE
Our staff completed over 2800 Professional Development hours. 2800
Over 40% of the K-8 faculty members hold advanced degrees.
$371,718 spent on technology.
We witnessed the bonding and joint learning experience of over 200 buddies.
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