What is Differentiation?
Since the reauthorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) in 1997, schools are mandated to provide
students with disabilities access, participation and progress in the least restrictive environment. This means that students
who were once taught exclusively in a special education or resource room setting may now be taught in the general education
classroom. As a result of this change, teachers are searching to find ways to accommodate the needs of diverse learners. This
can be accomplished with differentiation. "Differentiating instruction means changing the pace, level, or kind of instruction
you provide in response to individual learners' needs, styles or interests" (Heacox 5).
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Differentiation using Bloom's Taxonomy and Gardner's Multiple Intelligences