ELM 210 GCU Aligned Learning Activities and Differentiation Worksheet

Aligned Learning Activities and Differentiation

Aligning learning objectives to instruction is an important element of the planning process. Additionally, there will be a diverse population of students to be considered in this process. Differentiating instruction means instructing diverse students in different ways to increase their likelihood of success.

For this assignment, use the state learning standard and learning objective chosen in Topic 2, as well as the “Class Profile,” to complete the “Aligned Learning Activities and Differentiation” template.

Include the following on the template:

  • Plan and explain an aligned learning activity for the “Class Profile.”
  • Choose three students from the “Class Profile” that require differentiation. Explain how you will differentiate the learning activity to meet each students’ individual needs.
  • Include an appropriate home extension activity for each of the selected students.

Support your findings with 2-3 resources.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Topic 2: In Georgia the standard are called Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and they can be found at https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards . The grade level in which I am currently interested in is Kindergarten, Math. For the standard in which I am considering is K.CC which covers counting and cardinality. Students must first understand counting and understand the relationship between numbers to have a strong foundation. Focus on K.CC.A.1


Read pages 53-54, 71, 91, 152-153, 200-201, and 226-227.



Read “What is Differentiated Instruction?” located on the Institutes on Academic Diversity website (2016).



Review the videos located on the Differentiation Central website (2016).



Read “15 Tech Tool Favorites from ISTE 2016,” located on the KQED website (2016).



Read “Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally,” by Holland located on the Edutopia website (2016).



Read Chapter 3.



Read “Understanding the Standards-based Individualized Education Program (IEP),” by Cortiella, located on The Advocacy Institute website.



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