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ARCHIVE: Tiering Lessons for Advanced Learners (TDAA Certificate Program)

  • Davis Center - TBD 1250 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55411 United States (map)


The Prerequisite for this course is completion of
"Introductions to Talent Development" and
"Foundations in Advanced Learner Education."

When advanced learners are treadmilling on grade-level content, a challenging tier can come to the rescue. Tiering allows educators to ratchet up the intellectual demand for learners who master content more quickly, while staying focused on the same academic standards as the whole class.

Learn how to use the prompts for:

  • Depth and complexity
  • The taxonomy of critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Varied resources to create advanced tiers

To earn the MPS Certificate in Talent Development and Advanced Learner Education, this course is one of the required 18 hours of training in addition to Introduction to Talent Development in MPS, Foundations in Advanced Learner Education, and the portfolio.

Participants will:

  • Qualitatively differentiate core curriculum by altering the content, process, or product (using the prompts of depth and complexity, critical thinking, etc.) to specifically address the advanced learning needs of some students.
  • Tier lessons.
  • Solve challenges with managing a differentiated classroom.

Target audience

All K-12 teachers (pre-req of Intro & Foundations classes)


Davis Center - Assembly Room

Registration Information

Register for the training on eCompass. Search course #90443 and section #112895.


Kelly McQuillan, Christina Ramsey