Differentiation by Learning Environment is based on where students learn.


Using Technology to Differentiate by Learning Environment - video from UNC School of Education

Differentiation by Interest is based on student interests.


Levels of Consideration:

Content, topic or area of focus that they want to learn related to the topic/standard.
Choices in tools they use to create a product.
Methods students use to engage in the learning process.

Resources for Assessing Learning Interest



Differentiation by Learner Profile is based on all aspects of individual knowledge of the student.


Levels of Consideration:

Includes but should not be limited to learning styles.

Also includes areas such as gender, culture, strengths/weaknesses, etc., but only as applicable. These will not always be a consideration.

Groups: similar/different readiness, choice in groups, varied groups, optional groups, different sizes of groups, varied roles in groups


Resources for Determining Learning Profile


Please select one of the following assessments for our TIES session:



Differentiation by Readiness is based on what students have been prepared to learn.


Levels of Consideration:

Student background knowledge, gaps in knowledge and levels of understanding

Previous instruction experiences: direct instruction, amount of practice, independent exploration, opportunities for application, etc.


Differentiated Instruction + Tech

Powerful Learning= Powerful Learning by Grace Smith and Stephanie Throne (authors of the EverythingDI.net)