Exploring Differentiation in the Art Room




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Created with Sketch. Introduction to Differentiation in the Art Room

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Created with Sketch. Finding Authentic Ways to Differentiate

Created with Sketch. An Overview of Content Differentiation 1:23

Created with Sketch. How to Differentiate Product 2:25

Created with Sketch. How to Plan and Organize for Differentiation

Created with Sketch. The Structure of Differentiation 1:46

Created with Sketch. Organizing Choices and Spaces 1:08

Created with Sketch. Organizing Students and Centers 3:07

Created with Sketch. An Opening Routine for Organization 2:26

Created with Sketch. Skills Verses Product

Created with Sketch. Teaching Skills vs. Product 2:59

Created with Sketch. Structuring Differentiation at the Secondary Level 1:42

Created with Sketch. Streamlining Pre-Assessment Options

Created with Sketch. Pre-Assessment for Younger Students 4:20

Created with Sketch. Pre-Assessment for Older Students 3:14

Created with Sketch. Collecting Data 1:17

Created with Sketch. Promoting Idea Development

Created with Sketch. Differentiation through Idea Development 3:42

Created with Sketch. Simplifying Assessments and Data Collection

Created with Sketch. Assessing Differentiated Work 2:31

Created with Sketch. Checklists and Grading 1:30

Created with Sketch. Additional Ideas on Assessment 1:50

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Exploring Differentiation in the Art Room

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Learn how to get started with differentiating content, product, and process

  • 2 Apply differentiating options and techniques for any age/grade level

  • 3 Discover how to plan for, organize, and implement these strategies into your classroom

Finding the right balance of differentiation in any art room can be difficult, particularly when you have students whose interests, abilities, and skill levels are vastly different. In this Learning Pack, discover strategies to help plan, organize, and maintain authentic and student-driven differentiation in your art room. From pre-test examples to creative ways to manage centers to simplified grading options, it’s all here! We’ve gathered the best ideas to help students find their niche and be successful artists in your classroom.

Connected National Visual Arts Standards:
Anchor Standard #4. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #5. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.

Johanna Russell

Johanna Russell

PRO Facilitator and Middle Level Art Teacher

Johanna Russell has been teaching since 2003 and is always seeking to improve her craft through non-traditional avenues of research, thought, and teaching practice. She believes the mental capacity for creativity and divergent thought will be essential for the futures of our students and that the best place for students to learn to think differently is in the art room.