Tiering for Engagement – The Heart of DI Strategies (K-5)



Tiering is the core DI strategy, influencing all other DI strategies. Tiering allows the teacher to challenge each learner at the correct level of difficulty (readiness) while all students learn the same fundamental concepts. 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 increase engagement. 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.

Tiering 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 Tiering and identify why and how Tiering lessons increase student learning.
  • Analyze Tiering lessons for assessment Driven, Responsive and Engaging (A R E) characteristics.
  • Learn how to manage a Tiered lesson
  • Study Look Fors when constructing and/or observing a Tiered lesson
  • Create a Tiered lesson that challenges students at their correct level of difficulty
  • Know how Tiering 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?

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Continuing Education Credits



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