Differentiation is a vital part of creating lessons that help all students grow, but teachers can get overwhelmed when they think they have to create an individualized lesson plan for each student. Thankfully, there are strategies you can use to differentiate your classroom that require little time and effort. One of them is creating a choice board.
Educator Jen Molitor says that by using a choice board to offer your students a variety of exercises and activities to complete, you are helping differentiate your lessons in a way that benefits each student.
After completing this one-hour course, you’ll be able to:
- Identify key components in the design and creation of a purposeful choice board
- Determine the purpose of your choice board
- Design and create a choice board that you can start using in your classroom today
ODE Teacher competency: a, b
NAGC Teacher Preparation Standard: 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.
Jen Molitor’s ability to instantly connect with educators, administrators, parents, and students has led her to be a sought-after speaker in both the field of gifted education and teacher leadership. With 17 years in education, she has experience in grades K-5 and now serves as a Gifted Intervention Specialist and Instructional Coach at Clinton-Massie Elementary, a small, rural school in Clarksville, Ohio. She has the amazing ability to shift perspective from the overwhelm of state mandates to the fire within you that keeps you going. She reminds you that you still have power in the classroom to teach from your heart, to teach with the talents you already possess, and to see the gifts every day brings. She’s on a mission to change the face of education, so that great teachers will stay in the field of education and become mentors to the up and coming teachers of a new generation.