Scaffolding provides needed support for students to do work that is slightly beyond their comfort zone. This practical learning experience combines videos of teachers sharing their own applications, with other elementary teacher-created examples and is designed specifically for K-5 educators who want to support student success. TLS has worked with thousands of educators helping them translate their effective practice to Differentiated Instruction (DI). ‘Teacher of teachers’, Dr. Pete Grande and TLS team provide you with everything you need for a meaningful, valuable and doable learning experience.
DI is a framework for instruction that clarifies curricular objectives, uses ongoing formative assessment to engage learners at the correct level of difficulty, and establishes an environment conducive to the advancement of academic growth. Scaffolding is part of TLS Making DI Doable series of 12 strategy offerings. Take them all!
Learning Path Outcomes:
- Define the DI strategy of Scaffolding and identify why and how Scaffolded lessons increase student learning
- Analyze Scaffolded lessons for Assessment Driven, Responsive and Engaging (A R E) characteristics
- Learn how to manage a Scaffolded lesson.
- Study Look Fors when constructing and/or observing a Scaffolded lesson
- Create a Scaffolded lesson that challenges students at their correct level of difficulty
- Know how Scaffolding can help teachers answer the DI essential question: How can I use the Four Pillars of DI–Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction and Management–to be more Assessment Driven, Responsive and Engaging?