This video series extends the “Differentiating Instruction for All Students” to even more detail and includes some helpful tools to use in the various stages of planning for differentiation. The best advice would seem to be in the segment on Preparing for Differentiation: “begin small, start with familiar topics, and consider working in teams of teachers.” As you probably noticed, one of the schools shown in the examples is Loyola High School in Detroit. Since it’s close, there is every possibility that you might visit and observe or at least talk to the mathematics teacher about implementing differentiated instruction in your classroom.
After all the information presented in these ten video segments, what questions do you have about any aspect of implementing differentiated instruction in your classroom? Post 3-5 questions you still have in our discussion forum. Also indicate how you would integrate the functions-based instructional strategies of Algebra for All and still differentiate instruction in your classroom.