Cutting edge differentiated instruction

Differentiation is a special way of teaching; it’s not a program or package of worksheets. CCMS teachers know their students well so they can provide each one with experiences and tasks that will improve each one’s individual  learning. Our teachers  give students multiple options for taking in information. Teachers observe  and understand the differences and similarities among students and use this information to plan their  instruction. In  differentiating instruction, CCMS provides all students with-
•    Ongoing, formative assessment- we continually assess to identify students’ strengths and areas of need
•    Recognition of our  students’ diverse levels of expertise and experience
•    Group Work enables our  students to engage in meaningful discussions and o observe and learn from each other, too
•    Problem Solving so the focus in  our classrooms is on the  big ideas,  issues,  and key  concepts rather than just  “the book” or the chapter
•    Choice  creates motivated students when they have a voice in their learning  experiences and in the tasks and projects they complete.