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These are really good answers

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These are really good answers that I have been asking myself as well; how PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment and instruction. I also really liked the way you mention we can use multiple intelligences to create summative assessments, so students can express what they know or learn through the PBL in a variety of ways.

I thought these were great

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I thought these were great strategies for PBL! I would just like to add to your list. I have found that differentiating the tasks of the project itself is effective. I have created projects where there are different levels. In creating the levels, I keep in mind that I need to assess the same standards for everyone, but the approach needs to be modified for the different types of learners.

Really great article

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This is a very important approach, and one that I worked to employ when I was a classroom teacher. There is a great deal of research being done in this area, and one new paper by Dr. Erick Witherspoon, a high-performing principal in California, really illuminates the importance of D.I. I definitely suggest you all check out the paper, which you can download from here:

"Positively Impacting the Student-Teacher Relationship through Differentiated Instruction"
http://www.kaplank12.com/us/resources/

Interesting Blog

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on differentiation and project-based learning. As I look for new strategies for assessment, I want to keep in mind the varied needs of my students and try to meet all of their needs through differentiation. I like your strategy of reflection and goal setting. Since we know our goals and purposes, we don’t always stop and give time for our students to set their own goals and reflect on their own learning. By doing so, we are helping them gain a lifelong skill. I also feel it is important to balance team and individual work, both in learning and in assessments. Students need to be able to collaborate with their peers.

Project Based Learning

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Project based learning seems like a great way to differentiate instruction. Can't wait to try it in the classroom.

International Educator, Certified by the NBPTS | Educational Leader, Licens

Some other ideas...

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I posted some strategies: http://wp.me/p1Dq2f-oE The ideas were originally written for dangerouslyirrelevant.org

DI through Formative Assessment

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Andrew, you nailed. These are great points for reflection. Of the 6, I find that the Formative Assessment is the root for all of the others. The more we track student progress we can intervene or further challenge the learning experience. Thanks for the thoughtful in sites, which I can share with others.

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