Proven Programs in Education is a series of books that draws on the best of Better: Evidence-Based Education, a unique magazine that provides leadership teams in education with the information they need. The series includes four titles: Proven Programs in Literacy; Proven Programs in STEM; Proven Programs in Social Emotional Development; Proven Programs in Classroom Management and Assessment

The Proven Programs in Education series is about research-proven strategies and programs that can be applied in practice. The authors distill their work and research into succinct, easily-digestible articles highlighting the practical implications that teachers, principals, and administrators can use. Each article includes links to further reading and resources that allow readers to delve more deeply into particular issues.

Using Technology for Active Differentiation

Using Technology for Active Differentiation

Using technology for active differentiation
MaureenHaldane and RebeccaSmith

Maureen Haldane and Rebecca Smith explore the possibilities of learner response devices (LRDs), a new way of bringing greater differentiation to the classroom.

Delivering effective differentiated teaching when working with whole-class sized groups represents a perpetual challenge for even the most capable teachers. Researchers such as Carol Ann Tomlinson acknowledge that progression toward this goal is often a career-long evolutionary path, paved with complex personal, professional, and leadership skills.

In their article “Inside the Black Box,” Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam (2010) review an impressive body of research on classroom assessment and show that formative assessment and the quality and immediacy of feedback are essential elements of personalizing and differentiating teaching. However, these are almost impossible ...

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