From Discovery Educator Sue Allen:
Your administration has told you that your classes for next year will be multi-ability classes unlike your current teaching schedule. How do you plan on meeting the individual needs of all the diverse learners in your class? They come from a variety of backgrounds, with different interests, and wide reading levels. You quickly learn that the "old" method of teaching is not going to be effective in this new setting. Through staff development in differentiated instruction our staff is changing our delivery of services and content to our students. unitedstreaming is one tool that we are using.
To address the varied learning styles within my class, I am differentiating content, process and products by student readiness, interest and learning profile. unitedstreaming clips and images have been used with my existing powerpoints to reach students who are visual learners. Individual students needing remediation have used stand alone clips as learning stations to work on isolated skills. I know that I am just scratching the surface of what could be done with unitedstreaming resources. A workshop I attended at the PETE&C pre-conference session was very helpful in giving me additional ideas and areas to explore. I am curious to find out if other teachers are employing differentiated instruction in their classes and if so how they are integrating unitedstreaming and other technologies to impact student learning.