DI - Products from Project Schools

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Differentiated Instruction Project Site Products DI - Project Schools


There are six Grades 7 and 8 Differentiated Instruction (DI) Project sites; one in each of the six regions of Ontario. As part of the Student Success/Learning to 18 Differentiated Instruction Professional Learning Strategy, these sites have provided resource materials in a variety of subject areas to support implementation of differentiated instruction. The resource material includes lesson plans, instructional activities, samples of DI Structures, assessment strategies and student work.  
 
The materials and strategies reflect a variety of stages of implementation of differentiated instruction and the particular needs of the contexts for which they were designed. The products provide a glimpse of several approaches to implementation of differentiated instruction by teachers, educator teams, and boards. All products are downloadable and can be used to generate ideas or revised for local use. Please scrutinize when adapting to local context to ensure alignment with ministry and board policy.

The Ministry of Education is grateful to the many educators involved in the Differentiated Instruction projects for their significant contributions to the array of products on this site and for their reflective practice and insight that informs our ongoing work.  

Select desired Region
in Chart Below

Barrie Region
London Region
Sudbury / North Bay Region
Ottawa Region
Thunder Bay Region
Toronto Region
Subject
DI Focus
DI Product
School/Board
Barrie Region
Mathematics


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  Problem Solving in
  Mathematics
  Project Reports includes:
• Smart Board/ manipulatives activities
• Student grouping of readiness or
  interest
• Choice
• Creation of Student Portfolio of Work
• Rubric for Assessment
• Social Skills Anchor Charts
 
 M.J. Hobbs Senior Public
 School
 Kawartha Pineridge District
 School Board
 
London Region
Language
 Professional Learning
 Cycle on Main Idea
   Project Reports includes:
Overview
How Differentiated Strategies were
  used
in the process
Exemplars
Pre-assessments
Summative Assessments
Data Wall
Teacher Survey Reflection
 
 Woodland Park Public
 School
 Waterloo District School
 Board
 
Language
 Professional Learning
 Cycle On Making
 Connections
  Project Reports includes:
Overview
How Differentiated Strategies were
  used
 in the process
Exemplars
Pre-assessments
Summative Assessments
Data Wall
Teacher Survey Reflection
 
 Woodland Park Public
 School
 Waterloo District School
 Board
 
Language
 Professional Learning
 Cycle On Synthesis
   Project Reports includes:
Overview
How Differentiated Strategies were
  used
in the process
Exemplars
Pre-assessments
Summative Assessments
Data Wall
Teacher Survey Reflection
 
 Woodland Park Public
 School
 Waterloo District School
 Board
 
Language

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 Professional Learning Cycle On Visualization   Project Reports includes:
Overview
How Differentiated Strategies were
  used
in the process
Exemplars
Pre-assessments
Summative Assessments
Data Wall
Teacher Survey Reflection
 
 Woodland Park Public
 School
 Waterloo District School
 Board

 
Ottawa Region
Music
 Providing Choice   Project Report Includes:
• Assessment for learning
• Choice of Graphic Organizer
• Choice for Assessment – Visual,
  Verbal, Bodily Kinesthetic Activities
 
 St. Joseph Catholic High
 School
 Ottawa Catholic District
 School Board
 
Language

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 Literature Circles Choice Board – a topic for their final
   research project
• Project Presentation – Self
  Assessment of oral presentation
 
 St. Joseph Catholic High
 School
 Ottawa Catholic District
 School Board
 
Sudbury/ North Bay Region
 • Health and Physical
   Education
 • Religion and Family
   Life
 • Language

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 Anti-Bullying Project  Project Report Includes:
• 3 Part Lesson Plan
• Choice Board for Summative Task
• Project Rubric

 
 St. Theresa Catholic School
 Huron Superior Catholic
 District School Board
Thunder Bay Region
Implementing
 Differentiated
 Instruction

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 Community Building
 Videos
  Project Report Includes:
• Project Overview
• Teacher Video
• Student Video
 
 Evergreen Public School
 Keewatin-Patricia District
 School Board
Toronto Region
 • Language
 • Science

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 Building Academic
 Vocabulary
 Project Report Includes:
• Use of Vak Inventories
  – Learning Preferences
• Slide Presentation – overview of
  process
• Exit Cards
• Focus on DI with Marzano Strategies
• Student Examples
• Activities and Exemplars
 
 St. Wilfrid's Catholic School
 Toronto Catholic District
 School  Board