Think Dots strategy allows students to process or review information that they have learned according to readiness. Often partners are used to support the learning and promote engagement. This practical learning experience combines videos of teachers sharing their own applications with other teacher-created examples and is designed specifically for K-5 educators who want to promote thinking and motivation. 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. Think Dots is part of the TLS Making DI Doable series of 12 DI strategy offerings. Take them all!
Learning Path Outcomes:
- Define the DI strategy of Think Dots and identify why and how Think Dots lessons increase student learning
- Analyze Think Dots lessons for Assessment Driven, Responsive and Engaging (A R E) characteristics
- Learn how to manage a Think Dots lesson.
- Study Look Fors when constructing and/or observing a Think Dots lesson
- Create a Think Dots lesson that challenges students at their correct level of difficulty
- Know how Think Dots 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?