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Developers' Task Card

Developing Exemplars and Planning Strategic Implementation


Goals:

  • Develop and describe one or more technology-enhanced D.I. strategies to contribute by posting on the Tech4DI wiki.
  • Develop a plan to incorporate DI and Technology in the context of project based learning, challenge based learning, or a similar unit (or program of professional learning for adults) to help ensure all participants meet success.
  • Determine next steps for implementation -- when, where, how the plan will be used and with whom.
  • Consider how efficacy will be assessed after implementation.
  • Share your work with other workshop participants.


Session Tasks:

  • Paired Review of Existing Contributions (Hands On) -- may also be done individually or in triads if necessary

  • Prepare Your Contribution (Hands On)

    • Compose your contribution on the Planning Form rather than directly on the wiki. Only one person at a time can actually edit a wiki page. Preparing your contribution off-line in the Planning Form will help work around this limitation.
    • Determine which page or pages of Tech Tips & Strategies your contribution should appear on. If your contribution applies to more than one page, you may add it to all that are appropriate.
  • Post Your Contribution – Edit the Wiki (Hands On)
    • When you are ready to post, select and copy your text from the Planning Form
    • Click the Edit button at the top of the appropriate Tech Tips & Strategies page. Position the insert cursor at the appropriate spot and paste in your text. Be sure to add a Horizontal Rule to separate each contribution on the page. And don't forget to give yourself credit -- include a link to your own website if you have one or provide contact information as you wish (but use caution/discretion to minimize exposure to spam).
  • Develop a plan to incorporate both DI and Technology

    • Develop a project or work on an existing unit and incorporate a combination of differentiated instruction and technology to help ensure all students meet success.
    • Focus on using technology to maximize the impact of differentiation.
    • Attempt to differentiate for potential student variance in Readiness, Interest, Learning Profile.
    • Consider inclusion of all levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.
    • Consider options that incorporate multiple intelligences.
    • Consider addressing ISTE's National Educational Technology Standards for Students (or Teachers or Administrators for adult learners)
    • To facilitate sharing with others in the workshop, develop this plan on a Google doc so it can be published and shared (optional).
  • Individual/Pair/Triad Reflection (following Hands On Contributing) *(see Alternate Instructions for Sharing below)

    • When prompted, briefly discuss your contribution(s) in your Pair or Triad.
    • Be prepared to share one or two comments in the large-group discussion -- your own contribution(s), something previously contributed that you found interesting or potentially useful, plans for using in your own classroom or to share with colleagues.
    • Individually, you may also respond to one of the threads under the Discussion tab at the top of this wiki page or start a new thread.
  • Group Discussion/Workshop Evaluation *(see Alternate Instructions for Sharing below)

    • Return to the Notes & Presentations wiki page and post your thoughts in the Responses to "The Question" thread as the workshop ends. You may post a new response or a response to someone else.
    • Contribute to the whole group wrap-up discussion -- highlights, insights, new information, "ah ha" moments, valuable resources, plans for use as coach, and next steps, as well as any frustrations or stumbling blocks.
  • Alternate instructions for Sharing may be provided by your workshop leader. Be sure to follow those for recording and/or sharing your work on the Tech4DI wiki. These instructions may also be on your workshop-specific wiki page.



Resources to Use:



Follow-up – Extend Your Workshop Experience:

  • Project Development (for Implementation and Coaching)

  • Postings in the Discussion threads on this page and elsewhere in the wiki may be completed or extended after the workshop. Although this page will be updated for future workshops and presentations, the Discussion tabs will remain. Please feel free to return and add to these discussions at any time in the future. Remember, this is a public wiki.
  • You are encouraged to re-visit the Tech4DI wiki often and contribute resources for Differentiation and Technology in the External Links and Resources pages as well as more of your own strategies and experiences in the Tech Tips & Strategies pages.
  • Consider using the Notify Me tab at the top to monitor one or more Tech4DI pages via email notification when changes occur, or by using the RSS subscription feature. You may also choose to monitor the entire Tech4DI wiki site by selecting the Space-Wide Notification Page link here or from the Notify Me tab on any page.
  • Please feel free to use this wiki with your colleagues and in your own practice.