Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Sometimes it doesn’t help to start at the beginning. Many gifted and high potential students bring prior knowledge to their studies, so how do you know where to start to build on what they know? In this course, Carolyn Coil gives tips for discovering what students already know in order to compact curricula.

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Students bring different levels of knowledge and experience to the classroom, which can impact the focus of your teaching. In Differentiated STEM Integration for the Classroom – Strategies for Compacting, Carolyn Coil breaks down the concept of curriculum compacting, an important strategy that supports gifted and high potential students. Learn how to discover and record what each student knows before you teach it, to allow more time for addressing areas that are new.

This course covers:

  • Curriculum compacting
  • Compacting forms for students
  • Compacting alternative activities
  • Compactor assessment

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5 reviews for Differentiated STEM Integration for the Classroom – Strategies for Compacting

  1. Nancy – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)


  2. Christi – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful in how to handle what to do with students that have compacted out.

  3. Alisha – Private Pay (verified owner)

    This course gave a some great strategies for getting started with compacting. Most of the examples were math based.

  4. Amanda – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    This course really helped me better understand what compacting is and how to implement it in my classroom. I plan to use the strategies that I learned.

  5. Jennifer – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Great Information and quiz questions.

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