Independent Study

A strategy for differentiating instruction that provides for a process by which student and teacher identify problems or topics of interest to the student with an agreed upon method of investigation (Guidelines:  a. builds on student interest, b. satisfies curiosity, c. requires student planning and research, d. encourages independence,  e. highly motivating, f. allows in-depth work on topics, and  g. provides opportunities for students to work with complex and abstract ideas)  2 : a process by which the student will demonstrate his/her ability to apply knowledge (facts), understandings (concepts and principles), and skills relative to a topic or problem.