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Schools That Work: Differentiated Instruction in South Carolina
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SCHOOLS THAT WORK: DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Though more schools possess the technological tools, too few use them to personalize the learning process. Meet the faculty at Forest Lake Elementary in Columbia, SC. Starting as techno novices, they now use customizable software, interactive whiteboards, digital cameras, and more to tailor lessons to the individual needs of diverse students.
-ON THIS DVD-
--Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students--
At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student.
--Teachers Support Differentiated Learning Through Professional Development and Collaboration--
In order to keep up with the latest technology and successfully personalize learning for each student, teachers at Forest Lake Elementary plan lessons together, build a strong support network, and collaborate on professional development.
--How Differentiated Instruction and Formative Assessment Work at Forest Lake Elementary--
Educators use frequent formative assessments to determine the needs of each student at Forest Lake Elementary School, and then leverage technology to tap into their learning styles.
--Principal Kappy Cannon Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork--
Kappy Cannon, the South Carolina 2010 Principal of the Year, encourages master teachers to innovate with new technologies and work together to share their skills with the entire staff.
--NASA Resources Enrich STEM Curricula at Forest Lake Elementary--
Being a NASA Explorer School allows Forest Lake Elementary to deepen the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula with technology tools and resources.
--Technology Provides Parents a Window on the Classroom by Linking Home to School-
At Forest Lake Elementary, parents stay informed and participate in their child's education with assignment trackers, student blogs, and other online learning tools.
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