Differentiating Instruction and Instructional Design

A recent controversy over representation of how students are taught in public schools has served to highlight the impact of differentiation on contemporary classrooms.  Differentiation is, essentially, teaching the same material to all students, but tailoring it to individual students using varied instructional strategies, content, processes, and expected student products.  Instruction is differentiated to best … Continue reading Differentiating Instruction and Instructional Design

Moving from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Learning Through Constructivist Lesson Design

An often-cited issue in education is that, despite heavy institutional investment in instructional technology in both hardware and software, teachers have not embraced a vision of technology integration into their classroom that is student-centered, hands-on, and personalized.  Many teachers, as Herold (2015) relates, “are far more likely to use technology to make their own jobs … Continue reading Moving from Teacher-Centered to Student-Centered Learning Through Constructivist Lesson Design