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EDUC 211: Foundations of Exceptional Learners: Differentiated Instruction Presentation

Research Article Presentation Objectives

Differentiated Instruction Presentation Objectives:
With partners, you will be required to prepare a 60-minute lesson/presentation for the class. Presentations should include:

  • 45 minutes engaging the class in a differentiated learning activity that could be successfully used in a "general education" classroom with exceptional learners. Activities should:
    • Be hands-on
    • Include class interaction & participation
    • Include a supporting document that explains/highlights how you differentiated for exceptional learners & why it fits your chosen disability
    • Include at least 3 peer-review sources that support your decision to differentiate the way that you did for your chosen disability
  • 10 minute discussion on your research that helped develop your lesson/presentation
  • 5 minute Q&A session

Your research should be the focal point of your presentation - not an afterthought. Here are a few tips to making sure this happens:

  • Verbally mention the applicable research in your presentation
  • Provide examples from your readings that speak to your chosen differentiation
  • Base your activities on solid research foundations INSTEAD of fitting the research to an activity you find that may not be grounded in research. 

Keywords to Try When Searching

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Place quotation marks around phrases of more than 1 word when searching. (EX: "high ability")

Keywords to try when searching:

  • differentiation
  • differentiated learning
  • individualized instruction
  • mixed ability grouping 
  • teaching methods

Add in a content area such as:

  • history instruction
  • mathematics instruction
  • music education
  • physical education
  • reading instruction
  • science instruction

Education Databases

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Education Journal Titles

Differentiation InfoGraphic

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Infographic credits found HERE