Modifying Assignments for Student Skill and Talent
When teaching in a digital graphic design classroom, the instructor needs to coach students in both software skills/tools and graphic design theory. It has worked well for me to address the software skills first and then introduce the theory. This allows me to identify students who need more help to perform the skills and also challenge the students who can accomplish the task (either by skill or talent).
By starting with the end outcome assessment of the project and a mid-process assessment of the students' skills, the process works very well.
The attached process chart and sample assignment sheet can help explain this process.