Differentiating curriculum concepts and activities to satisfy all levels of learners in a classroom is often difficult and time consuming. It may involve the creation of multiple instruments just to teach one or a small set of objectives.
Magner looks at differentiation from another point of view – differentiating the assessment. Students still retain ownership and have choices – essential to motivating students. Learn about the 2*5*8 Plan, a coded system for differentiating assessment, based on Bloom's Taxonomy. It will allow teachers to use much of what is provided by the curriculum and text, thus allowing more time for teaching, reducing time spent developing differentiated activities.