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  1. page Teacher Tool Box edited ... Learning Centers Learning Contracts Lecture Literature Circles Orbital Study
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    Learning Centers
    Learning Contracts
    Lecture
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  2. page Reading Strategies edited ... More than guided reading: finding the right instructional mix, K-3 By Cathy Mere Strategies f…
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    More than guided reading: finding the right instructional mix, K-3 By Cathy Mere
    Strategies for Integrating Reading and Writing in Middle and High School ...By By Karen D. Wood, Janis M. Harmon

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  3. page Learning Contracts edited ... What is a Learning Contract? A learning contract is an agreement between the student and the …
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    What is a Learning Contract?
    A learning contract is an agreement between the student and the teacher that enforces the importance of specific learning outcome indicators the student is required to understand. Learning Contracts are considered both a teaching strategy and an assessment tool that will encourage self-directed learning. Students want to learn because the curriculum outcome indicators become their own personal objectives – something they are responsible for in the classroom. Because the student takes initiative, the learning contract should be considered an effective teaching strategy. Students become intrinsically motivated and responsible for their own learning.
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    A Learning Contract may include such things as:
    What the student will learn.
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    - Self-Evaluation sheets should be filled out by each student as a part of their mark. This will solidify their involvement in their mark.
    - You can also have students evaluate their own work, or peer work with easy to use rubrics.
    Misconceptions of aabout Learning ContractContracts
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    Assessing Learning Contract:
    Rubrics - the big project.
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  4. page Choice Boards edited -What What is it? Gives students a choice as to what they want to do in order to meet the requi…
    -WhatWhat is it?
    Gives students a choice as to what they want to do in order to meet the requirements of the class. It can be for a daily lesson, a week long period, or even a monthly study. Choice boards deal with readiness and the interest of the student.
    How do you do it?
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    Chemistry Choice Board
    Common Misconceptions:
    -Students1. Students will want
    Make frequent rotations or assign partners or groups
    2. It takes too long to mark.
    Setting up assessment methods may be a hassle at first but using them year after year makes up for it.

    Resources:
    http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards
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    The Differentiated Classroom, Responding to the Needs of All Learners by Carol Ann Tomlinson
    Start Where They Are by Karen Hume

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  5. page Teacher Tool Box edited The purpose of the Teacher Tool Box is to provide a "one stop shop" for access to all the…
    The purpose of the Teacher Tool Box is to provide a "one stop shop" for access to all the teaching strategies we explored during our project. Please click on any of the followings links to explore those differentiated instruction strategies in more detail!
    Buddy Studies
    Case Studies
    Choice Boards
    Jigsaws
    KWL
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    Reading Strategies
    Reciprocal Teaching
    Reflective Discussion
    Role Playing and Simulations
    Think-Pair-Share
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  7. page Learning Contracts edited ... - Self-Evaluation sheets should be filled out by each student as a part of their mark. This wi…
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    - Self-Evaluation sheets should be filled out by each student as a part of their mark. This will solidify their involvement in their mark.
    - You can also have students evaluate their own work, or peer work with easy to use rubrics.
    How to adapt Learning Contract in your classroom:
    Misconceptions of a Learning Contract
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    are not alwasyalways in the
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    to be intunedintune with studens
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    doesn't know. KWL`s would come in handy here.
    3. Learners/Teachers may resisresist a new
    Assessing Learning Contract:
    Rubrics - the big project.
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  8. page KWL edited ... W - What You WANT to Know (List questions of what you want to know. Look in the table of conte…
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    W - What You WANT to Know (List questions of what you want to know. Look in the table of contents, or do further research to determine what interests you.)
    L - What You LEARNED (After studying the unit, list what was most interesting/profounding to you.)
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    used to introducedintroduce a unit.
    {http://www.mvrhs.org/eel/caruthers/linkforallteachers/Pictures/KWL.jpg}
    Examples of a KWL activity:
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    The KWL chart has to start the unit. No. The KWL chart can be used at any point throughout a unit.
    KWL charts are so easy, anyone can do them! Not necessarily. KWL charts need to be defined to the class. Teachers need to outline their expectations and goals of the KWL chart. Often, completing a KWL chart at the beginning of the school year as a class will be beneficial, as students will begin to understand what is expected of them.
    http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org/issue/column.php?date=April2008&departmentid=professional&columnid=professional!assessment
    Informative Websites for KWL:
    http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/kwl/
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  9. page Jigsaws edited ... - Major Inventions of WW1 - The Home Front ... on their subject. subject - all ... the…
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    - Major Inventions of WW1
    - The Home Front
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    on their subject.subject - all
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    the 1's together .together, all the 2s2's together, al lthe 3sall the 3's together, etc.
    - Each student will inform the rest of their group about their findings.
    - Once all students have shared their information, come together as a class to clarify any questions or concerns.
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    2. After performing the jigsaw, have the “home” groups write a report or give a class presentation on the main topic, with the specification that it includes all the subtopics presented in the group.
    3. Prepare outlines or study guides of what each subtopic should cover and have students research the subtopic, organizing and becoming experts on the material highlighted by their outline or study guide.
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    further questions.
    Misconceptions of a Jigsaw Activity:
    -1. Students will
    Potential Issues with the Jigsaw:
    - The slow reader - not all students read at the same level.
    - The smart student - there is usually one student who knows the information, and is ultimately bored with the activity.
    - The intovertintrovert - there
    - The extrovert - there are students who take over the group and can be over-bearing
    Useful References: http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/strategy/strategy036.shtml
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  10. page Tiered Assignments edited ... -Do tiered assignments meet the needs of the diverse learners? Yes, they allow students to wo…
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    -Do tiered assignments meet the needs of the diverse learners?
    Yes, they allow students to work with their specific learning preference as well as at their own level.
    -Too much of the teachers time is taken by having to make choice boards for the individual student
    This could be possible; however the teacher could work a long side the student to ensure they are focusing on the students learning preference and their areas of interest as well as ability.
    Resource:
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