Grade 7-8 Differentiated Instruction DVD Videos

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Introduction to Differentiated Instruction Videos

M.J.Hobbs Senior Public School

Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB

Key Elements
  • Cooperative Learning – Group Problem Solving with a focus
    on individual accountability
  • Differentiated by readiness- problems vary in complexity
  • use of Math manipulatives

  Context – Grade 8 Mathematics
               – Proportion

Keewatin Public School

Keewatin Patricia DSB

Key Elements
  • Building a learning community  – sharing circle
  • Differentiated by interests  – theme, roles, responsibilities
  • Student reflections on group learning
  Context – Grades 7/8 Language
               – Script Writing and Production  of a puppet play
St Pius X Catholic Public School
 Huron Superior CDSB
Key Elements
  • Identifying similarities and differences through the use of
    Venn diagrams
  • Differentiated by learner preference (learning styles) to make
    Venn diagrams in a variety of ways
  • Student reflections on learning styles
  • Team teaching
  Context – Grade 6/7 Language
               – Fractured Fairy Tales
St. Wilfrid's Catholic Public School

Toronto CDSB

Key Elements
    • Building academic vocabulary
    • Differentiated by learner preferences  (choice of games)
      and interests (choice of words)
    • Student reflections on learning vocabulary
  Context – Grade 7 Language
St. Joseph's Catholic High School

Ottawa Carleton CDSB

Key Elements
    • Formative Assessment through  the use of Exit Cards
    • Student reflections on the
      use of Exit Cards
    • Tribes
  Context – Grade 7 Language & Geography
Woodland Public School

Waterloo DSB

Key Elements
    • Summarizing
    • Differentiated by learner preferences – choice of graphic
    • Differentiated by readiness  – small group instruction
    • Differentiated by interest  – choice of reading materials
  Context – Grade 7 Language