1st Edition

Educator's Quick Reference Guide to Curriculum Compacting

By Sally M. Reis, Joseph Renzulli Copyright 2018
    8 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Curriculum compacting is one of the most well-researched and commonly used ways of differentiating instruction to challenge advanced learners. This quick reference guide provides educators with a brief history and rationale of curriculum compacting, as well as strategies and ways to implement this practical and inexpensive method of differentiating both content and instruction. The strategies included enable classroom teachers to streamline the regular curriculum, ensure students' mastery of basic skills, and provide time for stimulating enrichment and acceleration activities. With its concise format, this guide is perfect for educators new to curriculum compacting or those looking for an at-a-glance review of major components.

    What is Curriculum Compacting? How does Compacting Help Talented Students?7 Reasons to Compact Curriculum, Compacting the schoolwide enrichment model, 3 Steps for Implementing Curriculum Compacting, The Compactor Form, Alternatives to the Compatcor Form, 3 Strategies for record Keeping and Documentation, What research says about Curriculum Compacting, Whay Curriculum Compacting?


    Sally M. Reis is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Letitia Neag Morgan Chair in Educational Psychology, a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, and a University Teaching Fellow at the University of Connecticut. She was a teacher for 15 years, 11 of which were spent working with gifted students on the elementary, junior high, and high school levels. She has authored or coauthored over 250 articles, books, book chapters, monographs, and technical reports.

    Joseph Renzulli is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he also has served as the director of the Renzulli Center For Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development.