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Re: SMART Goals and assessment-and differentiation

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Oct 03 2004 - 16:34:41 PDT


In a message dated 10/3/04 3:02:35 PM, Smjahnle@aol.com writes:

<< I must write
a lesson that specifies how I differentiate my instruction for the different
learning styles of my students (720). >>

Art Education is the true model for differentiated instruction. It is so
amazing to me...I don't know how many of you are familiar with Readers' and
Writers' Workshop coming out of Columbian Teachers' Collge...but for the last
several years both my principal and our school's staff development coach have made
comments that my class is structured like Readers' and Writers' workshop (a
mini-lesson, I usually have some sort of introduction/discussion/art history
component that lays out the objectives) and then the creating part (thumbnail
sketches, maybe large color sketches, demos, etc) and then one on one consulation.

Well....we have had consultants (to the tune of $27,000) come to work wtih
our classroom teachers for the last 4 years on this program. I sat in on a
presentation by one the consultants....and I just wanted to start yelling..."HAVE
YOU EVER BEEN IN AN ART ROOM??? WE HAVE BEEN TEACHING ART THIS WAY FOR OVER
20 YEARS!!!"

The way to form your wording is, get a general definition/description/model
of differentiated instruction and just plug in what you do......it should be a
good fit!

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