Creating open - ended tasks to allow for differentiation

 
Author: David Innes

As a CRT, you are often at the mercy of whatever the teacher has left and this can be difficult to amend. If there is an opportunity to create resources for a class (in the case of a long term absence), developing open ended tasks can help. To do this, developing a rubric is ideal so you know for certain what is above, at and below standard. Then, design an activity that allows for multiple correct answers and can slot easily into those three categories. Creating open ended tasks is easier when there is a team of teachers working together.