Principles of Teaching
Bloomsburg University
Summer 2005

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ultimately, a full understanding of any concept of any complexity cannot be restricted to a single model of knowing or way of representation. - Howard Gardner, The Unschooled Mind



What are WebQuests?

What is jigsaw?

What are strategies for differentiating instruction?

What does it mean to differentiate instruction?



9 - 9:15 What are WebQuests?

9:15 - 10:15  Expert groups for chapters 8, 9, and 10 should meet, remaining students should work on their WebQuests and web site

10:15 - 10:30 BREAK

10:30 - 11:30 Expert groups for chapters 11, 12, and 13 should meet, remaining students should work on their WebQuests and web site

11:30 - 12 ASCD Video:  A Visit to a Differentiated Classroom

WebQuest Assignment
WebQuest Assignment

In large group discuss: What are WebQuests? Why are they important?

Read the WebQuest Assignment.  Visit the WebQuests at The WebQuest Portal


Jigsaw Activity with the Tomlinson Book
Chapters in the Tomlinson Book

Break into your assigned expert groups to discuss the following:

What important information from the chapter do other students need to know?

What are the various strategies outlined in the chapter and how do they work (give details)?

You should prepare a one-page (or more) handout to distribute to your jigsaw group.  Please note that each jigsaw group will consist of 6 experts represented by the various chapters.  I have not assigned the jigsaw groups yet.  Print 31 copies of the handout (6 for each group member and one for me).  Put your chapter number and names at the top of the handout.

Please note:  You may use other other materials or aids (PowerPoint, the web etc.), however, each expert must be consistent in using the same materials.

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Raymond S. Pastore, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
1148 McCormick Center
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301