EdReformer has a great post with detailed descriptions of different customization strategies for differentiated instruction.

Here are the first three:

1. Differentiation. Good teachers have always differentiated instruction. Social learning platforms like Edmodo* make it easy for teachers to grab an assignment from a content library, make individual student modifications, and manage the assignment.

2. Grouping. Success for All, based on work done at Johns Hopkins beginning in 1987, made common the practice of performance grouping based on frequent assessment. SFA requires structural, not just instructional, changes in schools enabling the creation of multi-age reading groups with similar reading levels. Burst, from Wireless Generation, helps automate performance grouping.

3. Pacing. AdvancePath* and Performance Learning Centers (PLC), created by Communities In Schools, are networks of dropout prevention academies serving over-aged and under-credited students. Students select online courses and work at their own pace with the support of onsite teachers. Students earn credits at an accelerated rate and graduate on time. Thousands of school districts now offer credit recovery options online, some with support from AdvancePath* or Communities in Schools.

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