Walking the Talk: A Differentiated Journey with Differentiation Leslie Grahn World Language Resource Teacher HCPSS Leslie Grahn World Language Resource

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<ul><li><p>Walking the Talk:A Differentiated Journey with Differentiation</p><p>Leslie GrahnWorld Language Resource TeacherHCPSS</p></li><li><p>Why Differentiated Instruction for HCPSS World Languages?Increased access of middle school students to World LanguagesNeed to differentiate in combined classes between regular and honors courses and between levelsEmphasis on knowing the learner</p></li><li><p>Development of a theme</p></li><li><p>Making connectionsA perfect fit, not an add-on</p></li><li><p>Differentiation + HCPSS Vision</p></li><li><p>Differentiation + Cultural ProficiencyAssess cultureValue diversityManage the dynamics of differenceAdapt to diversityInstitutionalize cultural knowledge</p></li><li><p>Differentiation +Culturally Responsive TeachingUnderstand how learners construct knowledgeLearn about students livesBe socioculturally consciousHold affirming views about diversityUse appropriate instructional strategiesAdvocate for all students</p></li><li><p>Differentiation +Plan-Do-Study-Act</p></li><li><p>2008-2009 ChallengesRealizing staff were at varying points in DI journeyKeeping the ball rollingBecoming greener</p></li><li><p>Putting Support Systems into Place</p></li><li><p>Differentiation buddies</p></li><li><p>World Language Document RepositoryIntranet PagesOnline resources </p></li><li><p>Role Modeling Differentiation strategies</p></li><li><p>Self Assessment &amp; Reflection</p></li><li><p>Essential QuestionsHow can I model differentiation in my professional development efforts here in Howard County and beyond?How can I walk the talk?</p></li><li><p>What about?</p></li><li><p>The birth of the Dare to Differentiate wiki</p></li><li><p>Dare to Differentiate Wiki today</p></li><li><p>Technology widens choices for adult learnersBased on participants variedreadiness levelsinterestslearning preferences</p><p>For PD delivery models:in personremotesynchronousasynchronous</p></li><li><p>Choice + ExpectationsFollow-up possibilities:share at department meetingsubmit a product for the WL DRsubmit a discussion posting on the wiki</p></li><li><p>Lets take a tourdaretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com</p></li><li><p>Homepage</p></li><li><p>Discussion Page</p></li><li><p>Feedback page</p></li><li><p>Google Forms Table &amp; Summary</p></li><li><p>Idea Sharing Page</p></li><li><p>Using technology for data collection</p></li><li><p>The option I chose for the February 26th Professional Development wasI appreciated having choices.</p></li><li><p>As a result of my work on November 24th and on February 26th, I have deepened my knowledge about differentiated instruction.I believe that my work in differentiation this year will</p></li><li><p>Ever-changing sets of learners drive changes in wikiHCPSS MS and HS WL teachersHCPSS K-12 School-based and Central Office staff HCPSS Elementary &amp; Secondary Curricular ProgramsK-16 WL teachers across region and nationDistrict WL Supervisors from across nation </p></li><li><p>Leadership for DifferentiationDI Professional Development Tools</p></li><li><p>Follow-up after presentations</p></li><li><p>Ripples of Influence</p></li><li><p>Wiki Members</p></li><li><p>Wiki Web Citings</p></li><li><p>Wiki Statistics- April 2009</p></li><li><p>Wiki Statistics- May 2009</p></li><li><p>International Wiki VisitorsApril-June 2009USAArgentinaAustraliaCanadaGreat BritainGreeceGuamIndonesiaIran</p><p>KuwaitMexicoPakistanQatarSenegalThailandTunisiaUnited Arab Emirates</p></li><li><p>Dare to Differentiate Presentation ParticipantsPlus: Alaska, Hawaii, Bermuda, Ontario, Germany, Japan, and Russia</p></li><li><p>Tomlinsons Non-Negotiables of DifferentiationSupportive learning environmentContinuous assessmentHigh-quality curriculumRespectful tasksFlexible grouping</p></li><li><p>Supportive learning environment &amp; Flexible groupingHigh expectations, continuity, and accountability Opportunities to collaborate- in person and virtuallySupport systemChoice</p></li><li><p>Continuous AssessmentCollect data about learnersUse technology to collect feedbackSelf-assessment and reflective practiceConsultation with tech professionalsContinuity and follow-up</p></li><li><p>High Quality CurriculumIn a variety of mediaHigh expectations and continuity communicate valueDeepening understandings paired with applicationEasily accessible</p></li><li><p>Respectful tasksAttending to adult learner needsProviding choicesDifferentiating PD experiencesAllowing for learning profile and readiness differences</p></li><li><p>My insightsSynchronous and asynchronous and in-person and remote professional development all can be effective.Learners appreciate choices.Technology tools can be used to bridge the gap between levels of experience, geography, learning preferences, and time limitations.</p></li><li><p>The journey continuesAll images unless otherwise indicated taken from Microsoft Clipart Galleryhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/clipart/default.aspx</p><p>DebbieLeslieLeslieLeslieModeled use of DI strategies within the PD. A free tool to educators.Born out of necessity. Too many resources that would require too much photocopying. Also, visitors would be able to select and view resources without printing them out. Much more environmentally-friendly. Met with Mel McNamara, Krissie Wisniewski, Richard de los Santos, and Jenny Elam to get feedback on wiki and how I might expand its capabilities and ease of use. Had to give up control. The idea of a wiki is a place where people can collaborate. Continued to find more and more resources.LeslieActivated leadership at school level through ITLs Designed choices for varied learning preferences and readiness levels</p><p>Activated leadership at school level through ITLs Designed choices for varied learning preferences and readiness levels</p><p>When have you ever attended a session or workshop at a conference where the presenter contacted you months later to check in with you about your journey with the topic? The wiki allows for this. This idea was born out of a conversation I had with my LF coach, Gail Coffin. What message does follow-up give? Summer courseNext years emphasis on planning for DI</p></li></ul>