Differentiation of learning materials

Differentiation of materials has been a hot topic in education for a while. It is important for
a classroom, digital or otherwise, to have differentiated materials that provide the student
methods to learn in more than one way.

Providing students with focused and intentional differentiation, gives them needed tools for

Material can be differentiated in different ways

  • Content- What the student needs to learn or how the student will get access to the information
  • Process- The activities the student engages with in order to makes sense of or master the content
  • Products - Culminating projects that ask the student to rehearse, apply, and extend what they have learned in a unit
  • Learning Environment- The way the classroom works and feels

Once the type of differentiation is chosen, educators can reference different tools and guides to
show them how to directly apply this to their students. Applying differentiation is an easy way to
start incorporating change within the student’s curriculum to guide students to success.