# Differentiation

• #### Student Introductions with Complexity and Frames

In this video, students will look at themselves using the prompts of complexity, choosing either multiple perspectives or change over time, plus three prompts of depth.

• #### Student Introductions With Depth and Frames

In this video, students introduce themselves using four of the elements of Depth and the Frame graphic organizer.

• #### Universal Themes 3: Organizing Instruction

In this video, we'll use Universal Theme and Generalizations to organize your instruction at the lesson, unit, or even subject level.

• #### Universal Themes 2: Generating Generalizations

In this video, we'll take students from a very abstract Universal Theme to practical statements known as Generalizations. These are a tool to unlock connections across subjects.

• #### Universal Themes 1: Introduction

Universal Themes, part of the Depth and Complexity framework, give you an easy way to take your lessons across all content areas. In this video, we'll introduce the Themes and start an opening activity.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Remember and Understand

In this series, we'll be climbing Bloom's Taxonomy to help all students reach the highest levels.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Create

After climbing all the way up Bloom's Taxonomy, students will now realistically change existing ideas to create something new.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Evaluate

Build on the "analyze" level of Bloom's to take students up the "evaluate," where they'll form a strong opinion backed up with evidence collected earlier in their climb.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Apply

Let's explore practical ways to take students to the Apply level of Bloom's Taxonomy while integrating depth and complexity at a high level.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Analyze

To differentiate for gifted students, we can carefully climb Bloom's taxonomy and combine those thinking skills with the prompts of depth and complexity. Let's look at the Analyze thinking skill.

• #### Developing Extension Questions: Zooming In

In this video, we're continuing the camera metaphor and "zooming in" to explore the glossed-over details that are worth an entire unit of study onto themselves.

• #### Developing Extension Questions: Panning

Much like a camera pans, we can pan to related topics in order to develop an interesting extension question for students.

Let's explore the content imperative "Paradox." This tool helps students focus on ideas that are both positive and negative.

• #### A Big Idea: Causes Lead To Unexpected Effects

Ask students to think across subjects by using a generalization, such as "Causes Can Lead To Unexpected Effects."

• #### Content Imperatives: Convergence

In this video, you'll learn about "Convergence," a content imperative tool for looking at how things come together.

• #### A Gifted Friendly Classroom: Essential Questions and Pre-Assessments

Steve Schroeder-Davis explains how to combine essential questions with pre-assessments as a provocative anticipatory set.

• #### Content Imperatives: Parallel

Parallel is another tool to take students even deeper into any content area. Parallel asks students to consider other topics that are similar to their topic of study and combines perfectly with the tools of depth and complexity. .

• #### Content Imperatives: Contribuition

Contribution is another tool to take students even deeper into any content area. It combines perfectly with the tools of depth and complexity.

• #### Content Imperatives: Origin

Origins gives you a way to prompt students to consider the beginning of an idea, but it also combines beautifully with the depth and complexity prompts to push them even further.

• #### Running A Group Investigation Lesson

The group investigation model of instruction is perfect for increasing student interest, motivation, and participation. It's a wonderful tool for introducing a new unit.