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Differentiated Instruction in a Lesson Plan

Select a postsecondary lesson plan, an instructional module/training plan, or one segment of a workshop or seminar agenda. Using your selected postsecondary lesson plan or segment of a seminar or workshop, recommend two modifications for each of the four ways of differentiating instruction that were discussed in class. These include the following.

a. Differentiating the content to be learned
b. Varying or altering the instructional strategies used to teach the required content
c. Varying the end product used to demonstrate mastery of the required content
d. Varying or altering the environment to accommodate varied learning styles
Include a discussion of how you think each recommended modification will facilitate and engage adult learners.

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Evernote Lesson Plan for Post Secondary Students
- Added by Emily Marie Strong, last edited by Emily Ann Traficante on Dec 03, 2008

Post Secondary Lesson Plan
Below is an example of a lesson plan that could be used at the post secondary school level, either college or graduate school. It is an example of how teachers can incorporate Evernote into a lesson plan.
Classifying Leaves to Determine their Trees
Objective Each student will be able to distinguish between leaves and correctly identify the tree they came from with an accuracy of 85% or higher. The students will have an assessment quiz requiring them to identify certain characteristics of leaves and also name the trees provided based on their characteristics.
Learning Environment The students will learn the notes on leaf characteristics and take the practice quizzes in a typical science lab classroom. The teacher will put up the notes and pictures on a projection screen; the students will take the practice quizzes at computers. For the actual graded quiz, the students will go to a forest with trees labeled so they know which leaves' characteristics to observe. There should be about five trees to identify, with a characteristic question for each, making a total of a ten question quiz.
Description of Students The students participating in this lesson will be in a college level science course. Each student should generally be between eighteen and twenty-two years old and enrolled in a biology class.
Standards N/A
Materials - Picture of a chart of leaf characteristics and tree names saved in Evernote
- Pictures of actual leaves for the students to practice learning their trees saved and organized in Evernote
- Notes on different leaf characteristics
- Practice quizzes for the students to take prior to the final assessment tree quiz
Procedure 1. Prior to the lesson, the teacher would need to take the pictures needed to cover during the lesson and save and organize the pictures into Evernote.
2. The teacher would also need to save the charts of leaf characteristics and tree names into Evernote prior to the lesson.
3. To begin the lesson, explain that the lesson is covering how leaf characteristics determine which tree it came from and what you expect of your students. Each student will be required to study the charts regarding the lesson ...

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The solution consists of a web-based lesson plan with URL that is modified in eight ways for differentiation, with descriptions and justifications. 1818 words.