Curriculum Studies


Tiering Instruction without Overwhelming Educators: Low-preparation, High-impact Strategies

Saturday, November 11
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: 204

Tiered instruction is a crucial strategy aligning complexity to student readiness. Yet the inconvenient truth is that many educators, particularly those new to gifted education, feel overwhelmed by how to proceed. In this session, educators access realistic tiering techniques and examine how ability grouping and tiered instruction differ. Explore five research-based strategies that more effectively and efficiently tier instruction: generalizable scaffolds; differentiated graphic organizers; triggers eliciting abstract thinking, complexity, and depth; tiered learning stations; and assessments. Examine resources and websites. Exit prepared to tier lessons that ensure differentiation for gifted learners is as sustained a practice as accommodations for struggling students.

Kim Cheek

Destination Imagination Coordinator
Wylie ISD Gifted Program


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Bertie Kingore

P A Publishing

Dr. Bertie Kingore is an international consultant, a visiting professor/speaker at numerous universities, and a former classroom teacher in preschool through graduate school classrooms. She is recognized for her humorous insights, motivational ideas, and ready-to-use applications. She is the award-winning author of 27 widely used publications, including Rigor and Engagement for Growing Minds, Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective, The Kingore Observation Inventory (KOI), and “High-Achievers, Gifted Learners, and Creative Thinkers.” She is also the author of NAGC's best-selling Select Series book: Rigor for Gifted Learners: Modifying Curriculum with Intellectual Integrity.

Dr. Kingore helps educators translate research into effective instructional applications. Her engaging presentations leave teachers revitalized and eager to implement her shared ideas and learning experiences in their own classes.

Dr. Kingore lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Richard. They are the parents of three adult sons who fuel her dedication to education and continuous learning for all students.


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