Introduction to Curriculum Compacting and Quick Start-Up Strategies


Presenter: Heather Clark, OAGC
Core Area: ODE Teacher Competency a, c, f, g; OAGC Differentiation; Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4; Assessment 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5; Instructional Planning and Strategies 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 2

Gifted learners often already know much of what is going to be taught during lessons, or can learn the content more quickly than average learners. Join Heather Clark, the Gifted Coordinator for the Licking County ESC for this 2-hour course and learn strategies for determining what students already know and if they are ready to have their learning compacted. Participants will also learn to use tools to organize alternative learning tasks in lieu of compacted content and explore activities and strategies for engaging learners at every level.

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If you walked into a class ready to learn new material only to find out you already know all the material, what would you do? Would you drop the class and enroll in something more challenging, or ask your teacher for more level-appropriate material? Our gifted learners often run into similar issues but don’t have the ability to drop classes or seek out more appropriate curriculum. Join Heather Clark, the Gifted Coordinator for the Licking County ESC and learn strategies to help you effectively compact and expand your curriculum to help gifted learners grow, no matter how far ahead of grade level standards they are.

In this 2-hour course you will explore: 

  • The basics of curriculum compacting
  • How to apply key concepts and strategies, including the compactor form, extension activities, and classroom expectations within the classroom
  • Identifying students who would benefit from curriculum compaction

This course addresses the following standards:
ODE Competencies: a, c, f
NAGC Standards: 3, 4, 5

Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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2 reviews for Introduction to Curriculum Compacting and Quick Start-Up Strategies

  1. Eliasib – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)

    great course

  2. Jeff – BETHEL-TATE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Informative and provided “next day” implementation strategies.

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