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The Office of Special Programs in partnership with RESA based staff developed Support for Personalized Instruction (SPI) as a sub-set of Support for Personalized Learning (SPL) to specifically address the quality of the interactions that have been found through research to most directly move individual learners from where they are to where they need to be. This challenge of personalizing learning requires individuals at every level of our educational system to invest in adjusting practices to more efficiently and effectively align with the real demands of our rapidly changing world; including acknowledging that education, today, must extend beyond acquisition and expression of information to the development of dispositions and capacities necessary for managing one’s own lifelong learning. These goals led the SPI design team, with representation from all RESAs, to develop twenty one hours of professional learning experiences to support teachers in acquiring expertise that is relevant to their needs and the needs of ALL their students.
The SPI model incorporates and articulates the interaction of the following elements:

  • 4 researched-based instructional practices: Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Differentiated Instruction (DI), Scaffolding and Cognitive Strategies Instruction (CSI)
  • 2 content elements –NxG Standards and instructional focus points
  • 5 processes – integrated technology, integrated vocabulary, problem-solving, professional collaboration and informative assessment processes.
WELCOME! To West Virginia’s Support for Personalized Instruction (SPI)

Through this page you will gain access to the following guidance and professional learning resources supporting the growth of personalized instruction.

Microsoft Word icon Expected Outcomes of SPI

Microsoft Word icon Key Principles of SPI

PDF icon SPI Fact Sheet

Microsoft Word icon SPI Graphic

Microsoft Word icon SPI 2013 Summer Teachers Academies

One page summaries

Microsoft Word icon Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Microsoft Word icon Differentiated Instruction (DI)

Microsoft Word icon Informative/Classroom Assessment (IFA)

Microsoft Word icon Scaffolding

Microsoft Word icon Integrated Vocabulary Instruction (IVI)

Microsoft Word icon Cognitive Strategies Instruction (CSI)

Overview presentations and professional learning handouts and resources

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Power Point icon UDL Overview presentation

PDF icon Before During and After UDL Actions

jpeg or pngUDL Framework Graphic

PDF icon UDL Brain Networks

PDF icon UDL Guidelines 2.0

PDF icon Grade 1 Lesson Plan – Butterflies

PDF icon Grade 3 Lesson Plan – Fractals

PDF icon UDL Guidelines Checklist

PDF icon UDL Guidelines Lesson Review

PDF icon Station Directions

PDF icon Student Descriptions

PDF icon UDL Websites

PDF icon UDL  Barsch Learning Style Inventory

video Video – Implementing UDL – YouTube

video Video -  UDL in a 5th Grade Classroom Analyzed by UDL Experts

video Video - UDL Guidelines in Practice  Grade 6 Science - YouTube

Differentiated Instruction (DI)

Power Point icon DI Overview presentation

PDF icon DI Misunderstandings and Realities

PDF icon What DI is and is not

PDF icon Blooms Taxonomy – revised

PDF icon Questions Aligned with Levels of Blooms

PDF icon Learning Styles Inventory 1

PDF icon Characteristics of Learning Styles

Microsoft Word icon Key Elements of DI from Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Microsoft Word icon RLA and Math Data Trends

PDF icon Evidence of Learning Example

PDF icon NxG CSOs for DI Activity

PDF icon DI Graphic

PDF icon Glossary of DI Instructional Strategies

PDF icon Multiple Intelligences by Howard Gardner

video Video – New Teacher Survival Guide: Differentiating Instruction -Grades 9-12 / Science / Lesson Planning

Microsoft Word icon Debriefing Table Top Questions for Rick Wormeli video

Informative Assessment Processes (IFA)

Power Point icon Informative Assessment Overview presentation

PDF icon Informative Assessment Techniques

PDF icon Self-check continuum

video Video: The Formative Classroom

video Video: Numbered Heads

video Video: Rick Wormeli – Formative and Summative Assessment

video Video: Failure is Not an Option