Basic Strategies for Differentiation in the Classroom
How to Complete a PED
All core subject teachers should complete the Plan for Education Differentiation (PED) for students who are labeled General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA). Only the Language Arts or Math teacher should complete the PED for students labeled Specific Academic Aptitude (SAA).
Under Content, Process, Product, and Evaluation, read each item, and place a check next to each method of differentiation you intend to use with that student. Initial to the right of the text. Note that multiple teachers will be completing this form for students labeled GIA; only one check needs to be placed next to each method of differentiation that is used.
Then, sign and date at the top of the page. Return the form to the Gifted Education Lead Teacher for your school (Cople ES - Laurie Crossman; Washington District ES - Laura Coates; Montross MS - Monica Weldon; Washington and Lee HS - Holly Ransone).
Near the end of the school year, you will be asked to complete the back of the form—educational outcomes. All classes should be completed for students labeled GIA; only Math or Language Arts needs to be completed for students labeled SAA. Teachers should write a short statement of outcomes for each student, noting academic growth and other relevant information. The guidance counselor or teachers should provide Star scores for Math and Reading.