Windari's Teaching Strategies

Just another WordPress.com site

Effective Strategies to Improve Student Performance ! June 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — windariketut @ 6:45 am

Differentiating Instruction
Home Next

Differentiating Instruction
Differentiation Journal
Gifted & High Ability
Gifted Program Review
PAGE Conference
Six Thinking Hats®
Higher Level Thinking
Wilkes Comp. Ed.
Chapman Electives
WPASCD
Leadership Institute
What are they saying?
About Franny …
Books & Articles

Differentiating Instruction … One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Effective Strategies to Improve Student Performance !

We have students in our classrooms who struggle academically and others who learn at an advanced level and accelerated pace. We can meet the needs of all learners by differentiating instruction. This workshop provides an understanding and application of the principles and strategies needed to set up a classroom that provides success and challenge for academically diverse students. All students are regularly offered CHOICES. Based on the student’s readiness levels, interests, and learning profile, we modify the content, process, product and/or learning environment. Differentiating instruction makes teaching more interesting and effective as YOU meet the needs of your students. To plan a workshop contact franny@learnerslink.com.

Testimonials about the workshops –

“This workshop got nothing but rave reviews.” Mandi Davis, Pupil Services Coordinator, Propel Schools

Energetic, motivating and passionate about her work describes Franny. She did a GREAT job of bringing Differentiating Instruction to life in our nearly 300 teachers. She inspired our staff to begin planning their differentiated lessons and even incorporated one of our teacher’s versions of the “Six Hats” into her presentation. Dr. Gary D. Robinson, Assistant Superintendent, Hollidaysburg Area School District

Franny has a distinct ability to engage teachers into various activities that makes learning meaningful and fun. Our teachers truly enjoyed her leadership style and found her instructional strategies useful in the classroom. She had high expectations for all staff through out the experience and was always looking for innovative ways to reach all learners. Her workshops are meaningful and provides best practices for teachers to improve the teaching learning process. Dr. Mary D. Ravita, Assistant Superintendent, South Fayette School District

More! We want more! The presentation was not enough. We want you to help us be as enthusiastic as you are and go to the level of success with our students as you do with yours! Skip Little, Ph. D., Northern Arizona University and Arizona Educational Summit Committee

Fran McAleer is a valuable contributor to our work, training to create a new and better workplace in our schools. Her efforts in exploring and experiencing creativity successfully engages even the most staid and conservative participants. She is a unique, effervescent individual who constantly models what she teaches. I recommend her work most highly. I would be pleased to talk further with anyone considering her services. John C. Champlin, Ph. D., Executive Director, Institute for Quality Learning, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, Former Superintendent, Johnson City Schools, New York, and National Superintendent of the Year

Franny McAleer has been providing staff development for teachers in the Berwick Area School District for the last four years, including whole staff workshops with the Six Thinking Hats as well as focused workshops detailing best practices with instructional strategies for gifted and honors students. Many of our teachers know that when Franny comes to do an in-service, they will go home tired, but it will have been a productive day. She challenges their beliefs and has helped them raise their level of higher order thinking within their classrooms. It’s also difficult not to have a good time when Franny comes to town! Holly Morrison, Director of Curriculum, Berwick Area School District

I attended the conference at Grand Valley State University. It was awesome! I want to begin this program with my special education students. Kelly Cornelisse, Special Education Teacher , Muskegon Public Schools, Michigan

AWESOME! Invigorating, realistic and practical! Franny makes the workshops easy to understand and comes with practical ideas for accomplishing her goals. The trainers and teachers are engaged throughout the workshops and Franny sets high, but attainable, expectations for the people involved in the trainings. Monique Mawhinney, Director of Student Services, Hampton Township School District

Franny did a tremendous job of inspiring and engaging participants in a one-day training session on differentiation. The participants enjoyed the group interaction and the practical tips she provided. Ann Lupkowski Shoplik, Ph.D., Director, C-MITES, Carnegie Mellon University, PA

The presenter knew her topic and was open to all questions. Franny created an energetic atmosphere! Activities I can use! Thank you for an enjoyable day! I liked Franny’s interactive workshop style. Franny’s website is great. I’m definitely going to use it. Comments from teachers’ attending the Carnegie Mellon workshop

Franny McAleer is a dynamic presenter. She engages the professional teachers in active, hands on participatory learning. She illustrates the importance of differentiating instruction through her quick response to the varied needs of the workshop participants. Her handouts provide valuable guides to implement differentiation of instruction within the classroom setting. I recommend Franny McAleer as a teacher workshop presenter without hesitation. Ruth Carson, Project Coordinator, New Kensington-Arnold School District

Tiered Curriculum by Readiness, Interest and Learning Profile in Math, Science, Language Arts

Differentiating Instruction

Six Hats

Teacher and parent links are blue. Student links are red.

Differentiation Framework: Seven (7) Keys to Differentiating Instruction Desk Reminder

Readiness
bullet Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom (ppt)
bullet Brain Research
bullet Exit and Self Assessment Card
bullet Interactive Brain
bullet Left Brain, Right Brain Survey
bullet Hemispheric Dominance Test

Interests/Passions
bullet Interest and Skill Survey

Learning Profiles
bullet Learning Profile On Line Survey
bullet

Learning Styles – Cognitive Preference Inventory (Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic)
bullet

Learner Profile Assessments including Dr. Renzulli
bullet

Learning Styles, Modalities and Strategies
bullet

Webquest of Self-Discovery: Strengths and Weakness, Personality Inventories

Content:
bullet Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom (ppt)
bullet Curriculum Compacting – Eight Steps with Examples (ppt)
bullet Curriculum Compacting
bullet Curriculum Compacting Study, University of Connecticut, Why Not Let High Ability Students Start School in January?

Process: Bloom’s Hierarchy for questioning and learning objectives
bullet Benjamin Bloom’s Higher Order Questioning Card
bullet Bloom and Differentiated Tasks
bullet Differentiation Model, ASCD
bullet Questioning and Process Differentiation with Bloom

Process: Bloom and DeBono
bullet Edward DeBono and Benjamin Bloom’s Questioning Card

Process: DeBono

* Higher Order Teacher and Student Questioning with DeBono’s Six Hats®
* Tiered Assignment Power Point

Product: Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences
bullet Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences (SMARTS) – Posters, Brochures and Checklists
bullet Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Chart
bullet Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences – Teaching Children
bullet Book Investigations/Reports: Tiering Using the Multiple Intelligences and Bloom’s Differentiation Matrix for Non-Fiction and Fiction
bullet Power Point Templates for Children
bullet Sing-A-Long Songs for Product Differentiation

Learning Environment
bullet Classroom Management in a Differentiated School ppt
bullet Classroom Management Techniques
bullet Classroom Management – The Classroom And The School As An Inclusive Community

An Analogy – If the Animals Had a School

Templates for Differentiating Instruction

How to Differentiate Instruction Using Six Hats® and Product Choices – PowerPoint

Differentiation Topics
bullet Advanced DI PowerPoint
bullet Anchor Activities
bullet Arts and Intelligence
bullet Arts and Science Integration in Ocean Unit
bullet Arts in Schools
bullet Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom (ppt)
bullet Authentic Assessment
bullet Brain and the Arts, a powerful integration
bullet Brain and Music
bullet Brain Research
bullet

Brain Based Strategies – Interactive Brain
bullet Centers
bullet Center Ideas
bullet Classroom Management in a Differentiated School ppt
bullet Classroom Management Techniques
bullet Classroom Management – The Classroom And The School As An Inclusive Community
bullet Curriculum Compacting – Eight Steps with Examples (ppt)
bullet Curriculum Compacting
bullet Curriculum Compacting Study, University of Connecticut, Why Not Let High Ability Students Start School in January?
bullet Differentiating Instruction Laminated Reference Card
bullet Differentiated Instruction – What is it? How might you assess it?
bullet Enrichment Resources
bullet Essential Questions
bullet Giftedness: Biological Differences
bullet Gifted Strategies
bullet Graphic Organizers
bullet Graphic Organizers, printable with subject connections
bullet Layered Curriculum Samples
bullet Instruction and Technology
bullet Inquiry Process
bullet Inquiry in the K-5 Classroom
bullet Inquiry Rubric
bullet Kindergarten Classroom (ppt)
bullet Learning Contract, Elementary
bullet Learning Contract, Middle and High School
bullet Learning Contract Resources K-12, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
bullet Product Pouch and Porta Centers(Bloom) by Engine-Uity
bullet Rubric Building at Rubistar
bullet Special Subject Strategies: Art, Music, Physical Education, ESL, Library, and More
bullet Strengths Movement – Affinities Program
bullet TicTacToe Template
bullet TicTacToe Menu, Science Portfolio Matrix
bullet Tiered Assignment Power Point
bullet TIERing: Writing TIERed Assignments Including a Template and Examples
bullet Tiered Assignments, Critical Questions
bullet Tiering for Book Investigations Using the Multiple Intelligences and Bloom Matrix
bullet Tiered Curriculum by Readiness, Interest and Learning Profile in Math, Science and Language Arts
bullet Tiered Instruction: Description, Practices, Examples, Assessment, Resources
bullet Tiered Instruction: How to PPt
bullet Tiering and Art Work Reflecting the Theme of Democracy
bullet Videolog Observation – Using SMARTS with media
bullet Website Hotlist

Anchors to Challenge
bullet Mensa 33 Puzzle Questionnaire
bullet Stickee Sticks
bullet Wright Family Story

Webquests – Searching – Examples to Explore – Creating Your Own
bullet Searching for Information About Webquests
bullet Finding Webquests
bullet First Grade Webquests
bullet Tasks: Retelling, Compilation, Mystery, Journalistic, Design, Creative Production, Consensus Building, Persuasion, Self- Knowledge, Judgment, Analytical
bullet Three Branches of Government
bullet Chocolate Chip Cookies (social studies, math and language)
bullet Author study of Patricia Polacco
bullet C.S.I. (Cool Shape Investigation) Exploring Shapes: Grade 3, high 2nd, review 4th. Simple, colorful, engaging, “Process” link lists
bullet What’s so great about the United States? Explore the coins in the 50 State Quarters® Program
bullet They Fought for Freedom – Why do we honor military veterans?
bullet Creating Webquests
bullet More on Constructing Your Own Webquest
bullet Webquests from Planning to Publishing
bullet A Webquest of Self-Discovery: Strengths and Weakness, Personality Inventories

Language Arts
bullet Language Arts
bullet Comprehensive English Unit Plans, Standards, Strategies, Simulations, Assessments +
bullet Comprehension Rubrics
bullet Best of the Web – Activities in All Content Areas
bullet Language Arts, Middle School Tiered Activity – Heroes and Heroines
bullet Tiered Activity, Persuasive Essay
bullet Think Tac Toe, Book Report
bullet Writing Applications to The Giver Tiered Activity by Readiness
bullet Literary Analysis Tiered Activity by Interest
bullet Narrative Tiered Activity by SMARTS
bullet Understanding and Using Information Tiered Activity by Readiness
bullet Point of View Tiered Activity by Interest
bullet Narrative Process Tiered Activity by SMARTS
bullet Poetry Tiered Activity by Readiness
bullet Expository Writing Tiered Activity by Interest
bullet Rhetorical Devices Tiered Activity by Learning Profile
bullet Student Writing Sample – Dante’s Inferno

Mathematics
bullet Mathematics
bullet Comprehensive Math Unit Plan, Standards, Strategies, Simulations, Assessments +
bullet Best of the Web – Activities in All Content Areas
bullet Differentiating in Math Ppt
bullet Project Based Mathematics
bullet Implementing Curriculum Compacting
bullet Tiering by Readiness Interest, and Learning Profile, K-12

Science
bullet Arts and Science Integration in Ocean Unit
bullet Best of the Web – Activities in All Content Areas
bullet Differentiating Instruction in Science
bullet Science, Elementary Tiered Activity – Communities
bullet Science Inquiry
bullet Science Portfolio Matrix (TicTacToe Menu)
bullet Physics, High School Tiered Activity – Speed
bullet Science Tiered by Readiness, Interest, and Learning Profile, K-12

Social Studies
bullet Social Studies
bullet Comprehensive History and Geography Unit Plans, Standards, Strategies, Simulations, Assessments +
bullet Best of the Web – Activities in All Content Areas
bullet Social Studies Sample Differentiated Lessons
bullet Social Studies, Elementary, Differentiation Using Library of Congress Primary Sources to Tier Assignments
bullet Social Studies, Secondary, Differentiation Using Library of Congress Primary Sources to Tier Assignments
bullet Social Studies Differentiation Examples Using Primary Sources
bullet Life in a Box
bullet Library of Congress
bullet National Archives: Teaching with Authentic Documents
bullet Graphic Organizers for History Lessons

Organizations

*

National Association for Gifted Education
*

Supporting the Emotional Needs of Gifted
*

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth … A world leader in gifted education for over 30 years
*

Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education

Teacher and Parent Resources

*

Best of the Web for Teachers, Parents, and Students — Math, Science, Language Arts, Problem Solving, Current Events, Government, Economics, Science, English, Technology, Humanities, Fine Arts, Multidisciplinary, Games, and Primary Resources
*

Differentiated Instruction: Learning That Lasts a Lifetime
*

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth … A world leader in gifted education for over 30 years
*

Mind mapping
*

CURRICULUM ALTERNATIVES (Compacting, Contracting, Independent Studies with Assessment of Alternate Work), Susan Winebrenner and Sandra Berger
*

No Child Left Behind Proficiency Is Not Enough, by Carol Ann Tomlinson
*

Curriculum Differentiation, Sandra Berger
*

Enrichment and Extension Activities for Kids
*

DeBono’s Six Hats
*

Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development
*

May Your Sky Always Be Yellow

Resources and Activities for Students

*

Academic Programs including Distance Learning and Virtual Classrooms
*

Best of the Web — Puzzles, Brainteasers, and lots more
*

Books for Children, Featuring Gifted Children
*

C-MITES: Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary Students
*

Comprehension Rubrics
*

Contests and Awards (Hoagies)
*

Contests and Competitions
*

Davidson fellowships offering $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 to young people who
complete prodigious works that will benefit society
*

Enrichment and Extension Activities for Kids
*

4H: a window into the planet’s largest and most exciting adventure for young people
*

Games and activities to teach about money
*

GEMS: Great Explorations in Math and Science (Simulations)
*

Homework Help Sites
*

Hot Topics
*

Intel® Science Talent Search, (HS) formerly the Westinghouse Science Talent Search
*

Internet Investigations On Line Learning
*

Inventive Kids Stuff
*

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth … A world leader in gifted education for over 30 years
*

John Hopkins Talent Search Programs
*

Junior Achievement is a non profit organization that brings the real world to students through hands-on curriculum
*

Links for Kids and TeensMedia Quest
*

Kids and Teens Magazines
*

Kids Speak Out
*

Mathematics Competitions (Jr. and Sr. HS)
*

Math League Contests (Grade 4 – HS)
*

National History Day
*

National Student Awards: Language Arts, Science, History, and Invention
*

Nicholas Green Award, students in grades 3 and 6 for excellence in academics, leadership, or the arts
*

Invent America Thinking Curriculum and Student Competition
*

Odyssey of the Mind, Creative Problem Solving Curriculum and Competition
*

Photo Quest
*

Power Point Templates for Children
*

Puzzlemaker tools for students
*

Reading Lists
*

Real World Design Challenge (RWDC), engaging all students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education
*

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest (HS)
*

Siemens, Westinghouse, Competition in Math, Science & Technology
*

Software for Kids
*

Summer and Saturday Programs for Gifted Youth
*

Think Quest: Multiple Web Development Programs Worldwide
*

Toys for Gifted Kids (and Adults!)
*

Web Design Competition
*

Webquest of Self-Discovery: Strengths and Weakness, Personality Inventories

No Child Left Behind: A New Era in Education (Power Point)

Motivating Workshops … Student -Tested, Student- Centered, Energizing, Hands On, Research Based

Mailing Address
321 Lorlita Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Modified: January 26, 2010

Email
franny@learnerslink.com

Phone
724-413-6001

About these ads
 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.