Scott Le Duc's DI Training Resources

"What is a "typical" classroom? Teachers know that every class includes diverse learners, some struggling, some advanced, and all with different life experiences, learning preferences, and personal interests. Differentiated instruction adapts instruction to meet the needs of individual learners, providing all students with the appropriate level of challenge and the appropriate supports to help them reach learning goals."

"Differentiated instruction is grounded in an understanding of how people learn. Instruction begins with an assessment of what students already know, and builds new concepts on their existing knowledge. Differentiation provides students with varied experiences to engage with content. A differentiated classroom offers multiple ways for students to access content, to process and make sense of the concepts and skills, and to develop products that demonstrate their learning (Tomlinson, 2001). Technology supports classroom strategies by creating new routes to learning, addressing multiple learning needs, and providing forums for individualized access to content and expression." - http://www.netc.org/focus/challenges/instruction.php

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WEB 2.0 TOOLS (ONLINE TOOLS)

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OPEN SOURCE and/or FREE PROGRAMS FOR YOUR COMPUTER

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HARDWARE

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ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

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PRINT AND ONLINE RECOURCES REFERENCED

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 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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Jensen, E. (1998). Teaching with The Brain in Mind. Alexandria, VA:

 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Lefever, L. (2006). Blogs in Plain English. from http://www.commoncraft.com

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Lefever, L. (2006). Wikis in Plain English. from http://www.commoncraft.com

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Medina, J. (2009). Brain Rules (T. Cutchlow, Ed.). Seattle: Pear Press.

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Robinson, K. (2006, Feb.). Video Presentation: Out of Our Minds from
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Stiggins, R.J. et al. (2006). Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right
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Wiggins, G., McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA:

 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Zeldman, J. (2003). Designing with Web Standards. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders.

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