Planning Instruction Using Classroom and Student Needs (Step 6:…
Planning Instruction Using Classroom and Student Needs
1st Assumption: Student performance in
school is the result of an interaction between
the student and the instructional environment.
2nd Assumption: By carefully analyzing students learning needs and the specific demands of the classroom environment, teachers can reasonably accommodate most students with special needs in their classroom
Universal design and differentiated instruction
Follows 7 steps
Step 1: Identify Classroom Demands
Step 2: Note Student Learning
Strengths and Needs
Step 3: Check for Potential Areas
of Student Success
Look for strengths in both academic
and socio-emotional areas.
Step 4: Look for Potential in Problem Areas
When pinpointed- change instruction
Step 5: Use information to Brainstorm
Ways to Differentiate Instruction
Step 6: Differentiate Instruction
Select age appropriate strategies
Select easiest approach first
Select accommodations and modifications
Determine whether you are dealing with a "can't" or"won't"
Give students choices
Select strategies with demonstrated effectiveness
Evaluate Student Progress
Can be tracked through grades, observations, analysis of student work, portfolios, performance assessments, etc.
Children should be in the least restrictive environment possible.