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Differentiated Instruction Project Site ProductsDI - 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.  

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Health & Physical Education
Language (7)
Mathematics
Religion & Family Life
Science
Music
 
Subject
Project Focus
DI Product
School/Board

Health and Physical
  Education
• Language
Religion and Family Life
 (Sudbury/North Bay Region)

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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



 
Language
(Ottawa Region)

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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

• Language
Science

(Toronto Region)


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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
Language
(London Region)

 

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 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
(London Region)

 

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 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
(London Region)


 
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 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 SchoolWaterloo District School Board
Language
(London Region)

 

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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
Mathematics
(Barrie Region)

 

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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
Music
(Ottawa Region)

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 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