Unpacking a Standard- VideoRead Now
I currently work 1-1 with students so I am able to have a conversation with each student at the first lesson that includes discussing goals and expectations, prior knowledge, and understanding of the curriculum.
For a full classroom situation, presenting a survey would be a good way to gather this information for a pre-assessment. There are open ended questions, and multiple choice. With this knowledge, I could group students by their knowledge of the subject and their interests.
This Pre-Assessment Diagram shows how I would differentiate strategies and assessments based on the following three groupings:
For tracking student progress, I currently use a curriculum map for each individual student. As students accomplish a task from a learning objective, they get a sticker for that task. Once a student has collected all, or most stickers for his or her level, then I move on to the next level. You can see my curriculum maps on my studio website
For the full classroom, I can still use a curriculum map. It has been modified for General Music Education. Also, plan to group students by their general knowledge and track the group's progress rather than tracking each individual student.
Kristen Fallon: Student, Teacher, Musician, Fun loving person!