1.1.1 Ongoing, formative assessment: Teachers
continually assess to identify students’
strengths and areas of need so they can
meet students where they are and help them
1.1.2 Recognition of diverse learners: The students we teach have
diverse levels of expertise and experience. Ongoing
assessments enable teachers to develop differentiated
lessons that meet every students’ needs.
1.1.3 Group Work: Students collaborate in pairs and
small groups. Learning in groups enables
students to engage in meaningful discussions
and to observe and learn from one another.
1.1.4 Problem Solving: The focus in classrooms that
differentiate instruction is on issues and concepts
rather than “the book” or the chapter. This encourages
all students to explore big ideas and expand their
understanding of key concepts.
1.1.5 Choice: Teachers offer students choice in the
tasks and projects they complete. By
negotiating with students, teachers can
create motivating assignments that meet
students’ diverse needs and varied interests.
2 Blended Learning
2.1 The term blended learning is generally
applied to the practice of using both online
and in-person learning experiences when
2.2 The teacher is a facilitator that places an emphasis on
empowering students with the skills and knowledge required
to make the most of the online material and independent
study time, guiding students toward the most meaningful
2.3 facilitate a simultaneous independent and
collaborative learning experience
2.4 The use of information and communication
technologies have been found to improve access to
as well as student attitudes towards learning.
2.5 Blended learning is a student-centered approach to
creating a learning experience whereby the learner
interacts with other students, with the instructor, and
with content through thoughtful integration of online and