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
Ms. Van Gemert is the Youth and Education Ambassador for American Mensa. She provides programming and support for the young members of American Mensa as well as the gifted youth, educators, and parents of the general public. Ms. Van Gemert serves as liaison to the Gifted Youth Committee, the National Association of Gifted Children and other organizations. She earned a Master’s of Education in Teaching from the University of Texas at Arlington and has previously worked as a teacher and high school administrator. Ms. Van Gemert currently serves as Chair of the Gifted Plus Division for the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT).