Explore INFOhio's Differentiation Tools  

Let’s get started! Click the down arrow by Activity #1 below and work through the activities sequentially in Get Ready, Dive In, and Achieve Success. Then take the quiz to earn contact hours and a digital badge.

6 Activities: Click to view each activity
#1 Watch Getting the Right Size: UDL Watch Getting the Right Size: UDL

 

Watch Getting the Right Size: UDL. This short video by OCALI provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning.   

#2 Read The Universal Design for Learning Guidelines Read The Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

Guidelines for Universal Design for Learning is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that accessible and challenging for all.  Learn more about UDL:

  1. Read the Guidelines for UDL from CAST.
  2. Think about ways you apply these concrete suggestions so that, as the Cast site states, "all learners can access and participate in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities."
  3. Download the guidelines and keep them handy for future reference.

#3 Watch UDL at a Glance Watch UDL at a Glance

 

 

“Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for all.”

UDL guides the design of curricular goals, methods of instruction, resources and assessments to meet individual needs.

Watch the video from CAST, UDL at a Glance for background information on UDL.

 

 

#4 Activity - Learning Style Inventory Activity - Learning Style Inventory

Take this Learning Style Inventory by Marcia Conner to gain a better understanding of the way you learn. This inventory is appropriate for adults. 

A student appropriate inventory is, What's Your Learning Style: 20 Questions, from Educationplanner.org.

#5 Explore - World Book Kids Explore - World Book Kids

 

Explore INFOhio's resources to find tools and materials and even pedagogy techniques to fit the needs of your students.

First Explore World Book Kids. There are features and tools in this elementary resource that you can use to adapt content for secondary students struggling with reading and content.

To access World Book Kids:

  1. Go to https://www.infohio.org
  2. Click on Ages 3-5 or Grades K-5 button
  3. Select World Book Kids.

Using your learning style from the inventory as a guide, browse through the resource looking for features and tools that will help you learn.  For example, if you are a visual learner, you can include the visual directions found in the activities at the bottom of the home screen. Look for three features in World Book Kids that will help you differentiate an upcoming lesson.

 

 

#6 Read - Questioning Forms from GO: Ask, Act, Achieve! Read - Questioning Forms from GO: Ask, Act, Achieve!

Inquiry is an effective differentiation tool. When students create their own questions, they can become engaged with their research at their own ability level. Download and read ther two questioning forms in INFOhio's GO: Ask, Act, Achieve!  The forms are located in the Ask: How Do I Begin My Research section.

The questioning forms are:

Think about how using these forms will help individual students with their inquiry work.