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Explorers Task Card


Goals:

  • Explore introductory links for D.I. to share -- with possible technology enhancement -- with the teachers you coach.
  • Select one or more DI strategies (low prep recommended) for classroom implementation and determine potential technology components that you can share specifically.


Session Tasks:

  • DI & Technology Overview - Presentation to Explorer Group Only

  • Individual or Paired Explorations (Hands On)

    • Individually (or with one or two partners, if you prefer) select and explore at least two external links (per person) from at least one of these sections (more as time permits):
    • Record individual notes using the or Note: An RTF (or Rich Text File) should open in any word processing application and may be uploaded to GoogleDocs.
    • Begin looking for one or more strategies that you think would have a positive impact on student learning and that you feel you could successfully share as a CFF Coach for classroom implementation.
    • Complete the Goals and Implementation portions of the Planning Form. Anticipate impact on student learning as well as possible changes in your teaching practice.
  • Individual/Pair/Triad Reflection (following Hands On Exploration)

    • When prompted, briefly discuss in your Pair or Triad the findings you added to your Planning Form.
    • Individually, you may also respond to the CFF Boot Camp October 17, 2008 thread under the Discussion tab at the top of this wiki page.
  • Group Discussion/Workshop Evaluation

    • 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 group discussion -- share 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.
    • Complete the workshop evaluation.


Resources to Use:



Follow-up – Extend Your Workshop Experience:

  • DI Review:

  • Project Development (for Implementation and Coaching)

    • You may use one of the following templates for project development:
    • Incorporate at least one DI strategy -- preferably one that requires relatively low preparation or one that you feel you can easily implement successfully. Consider how technology might enhance or facilitate the success of your DI strategy.
  • 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.
  • Participants 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 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.