Tiering and Compacting


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

There are endless ways to approach differentiation in your classroom. Learn the essential steps and rules of tiering and compacting to make your GT classroom more fun, engaging, and independent.

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What’s the difference between tiering your classroom instruction and compacting it? 

Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T, describes it this way: Tiered instruction is a quintessential approach to differentiation, in which the same curriculum is tailored to different students’ abilities and interests. Compacting, on the other hand, involves giving a condensed version of your content to a student who has either mastered it already, or will be able to master it quickly. 

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • 6 steps for effective tiering
  • 8 simple rules for compacting
  • How to follow the interests of your GT students

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116 reviews for Tiering and Compacting

  1. Regina – HERTFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    This course really taught me some misconceptions I had with differentiation instruction. I learned the difference and strategies for doing this in my classroom.

  2. Zondra – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent! For someone who had no clue what tiering and compacting was, this was a great module. I will definitely try to implement this into my classes.

  3. Midge – SOUTHWEST ISD (verified owner)

    Lisa gives great examples and ways to view tiered and compacted instruction and presents it in a way that makes it attainable in the classroom.

  4. Sonya – FORT BEND ISD (verified owner)

    This was an interesting look into ways to tier instruction. I also explained the difference between tiering and compacting.

  5. Cynthia – FORT BEND ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful and informative!

  6. Olivia – East Muskingum Local Schools (verified owner)

    Great course on tiering and compacting.

  7. Sara – GARFIELD RE-2 (verified owner)

    I can’t find the handouts and I think they would’ve been helpful

  8. Troy – GARFIELD RE-2 (verified owner)

    It gave me a good understanding of what tiered instruction and compacting look like.

  9. Debra – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Very Informative!

  10. Regina – HERTFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    Tiering and Compacting can be beneficial to all students and not just the high flyers.

  11. Casey – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This makes Tiering and Compacting simple to start using in your classroom. The resource list provides step by step instructions on how to easily start implementing these in your classroom.

  12. Nora – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great information and samples given on tiered instruction.

  13. miriam – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Lisa is one of the best presenters for Gifted and Talented. She makes it easy to understand, fun and interesting. Always looking forward to her courses. Tiering and Compacting is so necessary especially during these times. Students are learning so much from their own electronic devices, by themselves, that I feel this adds extra pressure for us teachers to get their attention in the classroom. Students get bored right away if they sense the material in classroom is repetitious. It’s our responsibility to spice things up in the classroom and the answer is through tiering/compacting.

  14. Claudia – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Great and insightful!

  15. Silva – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Absolutely!! It is very helpful!

  16. LeAnn – GARFIELD RE-2 (verified owner)

    Clear and concise that has given a nice overview and encourages me to find additional resources to become more of an expert but I can start!

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