Welcome to Apples, Oranges, and Bananas: Teaching Them All! In this site, you will find a workshop specifically designed for teaching college-level math instructors how to implement differentiated instruction.
Sounds great…but what is it? There’s been a lot of buzz around this topic. Differentiated instruction is a practice adopted in the K-12 setting for teachers to address the many diversities that are present in the classroom. Some of these diversities include abilities, interests, learning preferences, and background, but there are others! While there is substantial literature supporting this teaching technique and it is an accepted concept that every student learns differently, post-secondary education instructors primarily use the teacher-centered, one-size-fits-all teaching model. Differentiated instruction, at its core, consists of instructors responding to the individual needs of the students with the goal of creating the best learning experience suited for each student. Teachers can differentiate instruction in four ways–content, process, products, and environment.
This concept is very important to the creators because they have an education background. From the title of this workshop, it is clear the creators do not believe in the one-size-fits all teaching model, and they feel it is their job to educate educators!
The creators welcome you to look through this website to see how they think professionals should be trained in implementing differentiated instruction in the college-level mathematics setting.
In this website, you will find…
- Organizational Profile
- Needs Assessment
- Design Decisions with Learning Theories