What are the effective instructional strategies to employ in addressing the needs of both gifted and at-risk students and all the students in-between?
This capstone explores instructional strategies that address diversity of emotional and academic needs, interests, learning styles, and family backgrounds. In her search for a systematic plan to modify instruction and assessment to meet the needs of all learners, the author found research based strategies and tools as she reviewed literature that discussed and supported differentiated instruction. Key influences on this topic include Tomlinson, Heacox, McTighe, Wiggins, Marzano, and Stiggins. Theorists whose work supports differentiated instruction include Gardner, Jung, Bloom, and Myers Briggs. This capstone includes the author's strategies and describes the framework as she applies what she learned to develop a differentiated fourth grade map skills unit.
Carda, Judy, "What are the effective instructional strategies to employ in addressing the needs of both gifted and at-risk students and all the students in-between?" (2007). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1930.
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