Compacting Curriculum to Increase Engagement and Challenge – DI Strategy (K-5)



Compacting strategy allows students who have demonstrated mastery to move ahead with the curriculum or onto more challenging learning goals. This practical learning experience combines videos of teachers sharing their own applications with other teacher-created examples and is designed specifically for K-5 educators who want to promote thinking and motivation. TLS has worked with thousands of educators helping them translate their effective practice to Differentiated Instruction (DI). ‘Teacher of teachers’, Dr. Pete Grande and TLS team provide you with everything you need for a meaningful, valuable and doable learning experience.

DI is a framework for instruction that clarifies curricular objectives, uses ongoing formative assessment to engage learners at the correct level of difficulty, and establishes an environment conducive to the advancement of academic growth. Compacting is part of the TLS Making DI Doable series of 12 DI strategy offerings. Take them all!


Learning Path Outcomes:
  • Define the DI strategy of Compacting and identify why and how Compacting lessons increase student learning
  • Analyze Compacting lessons for Assessment Driven, Responsive and Engaging (A R E) characteristics
  • Learn how to manage a Compacting lesson.
  • Study Look Fors when constructing and/or observing a Compacting lesson
  • Create a Compacting lesson that challenges students at their correct level of difficulty
  • Know how Compacting can help teachers answer the DI essential question: How can I use the Four Pillars of DI–Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction and Management–to be more Assessment Driven, Responsive and Engaging?

Additional information

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Continuing Education Credits


Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Answer: Yes, after completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

How long will I receive access to this Learning Path?

Answer: You will receive lifetime access

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