This is a list of the resources recently purchased by the district that were used in the 2011 training. These SHOULD be at your campus for this school year. I also included the books that I brought from my personal library. Many of them are available through your school as well, OR, if you cannot find it, email me and I may be able to lend it out, depending on the title.

PowerPoint from training:

Video: [[]]

Product Guide Templates:

All product guides are based on a product by "The Curriculum Project" entitled "Standard Writer." They also offer ready-made product guides for various grade levels. See more at

Presentation Feedback Booklet:

Rubric Builder:

Below are websites, videos, and online tools to help complete your task. Feel free to add additional websites if you find some that are helpful!

General Differentiation Resources

Write objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy with elements of depth and complexity, and a variety of products!
Curricular based sites with differentiation:
Creative & Critical Thinking:
Amazing blog with numerous lesson ideas:

Assessing what students know before teaching a topic. Allowing students to work on an area of interest instead of things they already know.
Learning Contracts
A specific type of compacting. Students typically pre-test and then have options for extenstion/alternate activities. They agree to specific working conditions.

Independent Research Projects

Tiered Assignments
Videos: grades 6-12:
Examples of Tiered Assignments in all grade levels and all subjects:
PowerPoint with great descriptions:

Orbital Studies


Flexible Grouping
Below are some inventories that can be useful for grouping students based on learning profile:
Multiple Intelligences
Multiple Intelligences (click on the snowflake at the bottom of the page, an animation will appear and then choose “click to start.” (This particular website has a WEALTH of information about the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, if you are interested!
Memletics – similar to Multiple Intelligences
Learning style (auditory/visual/tactile)
Learning style (visual/auditory/kinesthetic)
Learning styles – Better for older students and adults, the results are given on scale with the following opposing dimensions: Active/Reflective, Sensing/Intuitive, Visual/Verbal, Sequential/Global


Differentiating With Technology
Look at the left navigation bar on these wikis. BOTH of these sites have AMAZING examples of several technological applications:

Low Prep/No Prep Differentiation

Elements of Depth and Complexity
video with Dr. Sandra Kaplan: