You will design a differentiated classroom environment plan that includes a physical layout along with pro-social strategies for encouraging positive behaviors. Each section below must be thoroughly addresed. The minimum length requirements are listed below.
Demographics - A brief description of your current or fictional classroom also including the following:
- grade level/subject area
- total number of students - ability levels, gender, students with special needs, english language learners (ELLs), and other relevant information
Classroom Environment - How will you use foundational concepts of differentiated instruction to design your classroom's physical layout to meet the demographics your've outlined? You must include at least one scholarly, research-based article to support your design.
Furniture arrangement - placement of students and teacher desk, computer, reading corner, library, pets, quiet zone, etc. along with architecture such as doors, windows, bathroom, sink, bulletin boards, chalk/white boards, etc.
You must include a diagram along with a written (three to four paragraph) of how you chose this particular layout as it relates to your class demographics.
Classroom Environment - Length requirements utilizing either word doc or powerpoint
Word Document - 3 to 4 paragraphs Powerpoint - 3 slides
Positive Behavior Environment - How will you encourage positive behavior using proactive differentiated strategies based on current (within the last five years) research?
- Rules and routines that maximize success
- Value individual differences
- Emotionally safe environment
- Specific behaviors are expected (respect, listening, problem-solving...)
Positive Behavior Environment - Length requirements utilizing either word doc or powerpoint
Word Document - 6 paragraph Powerpoint - 6 slides