Differentiation is one of the most important considerations when preparing a lesson plan for all students. Differentiation guides the teacher in making the instructional modifications required to meet the diverse needs of all students, plan for varying levels of development, and create opportunities for various approaches to learning and performance.
This lesson will be focused in the content area of geometry.
Part 1: Differentiation Lesson Plan
For this assignment, select a K-8 grade level and state standard in the area of geometry and use the “COE Lesson Plan Template” to design an original lesson plan. Be sure to examine instructional opportunities that can be adapted to meet the diverse needs of students, create learning environments that foster active engagement through supportive, and design assessments that align to learning objectives and support learning needs.
Use the “Class Profile” to differentiate to meet the diverse needs of students.
Part 2: Reflection
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on your lesson plan and the differentiation strategies utilized to meet the diverse needs of students. How can technology-enriched learning experiences provide various opportunities to differentiate? How can you collaborate with and incorporate the input, contributions, and knowledge of families, colleagues, and other professionals in order to support the diverse needs of students?
Support your reflection with at least two scholarly resources.