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Digital Differentiation With Learning Menus: This Changes Everything!

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Sunday, June 23, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: Terrace Ballroom II/III, Level 4 (near Posters)

Kasey Bell  
It's a struggle to design learning experiences that meet the needs of every learner, address every learning preference and give students choice. Discover the power of interactive learning menus and choice boards! You'll walk away with instructional design tips, free templates and a ton of lesson ideas.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: G Suite account is recommended
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Distance, online, blended and flipped learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to show educators how learning menus and choice boards can help us differentiate and give students choice in their learning.

Learning menus (aka choice boards) are a form of differentiated learning that gives students a menu or choice of learning activities. They can be created using a variety of tools, and used with any subject area and any grade level.

This session will focus on how to use instructional design principals to create learning menus that are aligned to your learning goals and differentiate learning.

We will look at many examples and templates, discuss best practices, tips, and digital tools for design and implementation.


I. Introduction and Overview
II. Defining Differentiation and Learning Menus
III. Learning Menu Styles
A. Tic-Tac-Toe
- How to design, create, tips, examples and templates
B. Choose Your Own Adventure
- How to design, create, tips, examples and templates
C. Restaurant Style Menus
- How to design, create, tips, examples and templates
D. Other Types of Menus
- How to design, create, tips, examples and templates
IV. Wrap Up, Questions

Supporting research

"The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners" by Carol Ann Tomlinson

"Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids" by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe

"Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic" by Kasey Bell

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Kasey Bell, Shake Up Learning LLC

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