Differentiating the Curriculum for Gifted Learners 2nd Edition

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425811868

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 2758


This second edition provides teachers with practical information and support for meeting the needs of advanced learners in today's classrooms. Included is research about the definitions of giftedness, identification procedures, and the various types of programs developed to specifically address gifted learners’ needs. Featuring classroom scenarios, suggestions for diverse learners, and a variety of lesson ideas, this resource supports the purposeful differentiation of the curriculum across the content areas. A useful guide for all grades, this book will cut through the confusion surrounding what to differentiate and how to differentiate.

Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson,Sally M. Reis, Series Editor

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361101

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 6476


Focusing on the link between gifted education and general education, this resource discusses the benefits of differentiating curriculum and instruction.

Curriculum Starter Cards

Developing Differentiated Lessons for Gifted Students

Author: Sandra Kaplan,Sandra Nina Kaplan,Michael W. Cannon


ISBN: 9781882664832

Category: Education

Page: 17

View: 9098


Save time, differentiate the curriculum for gifted learners, and relate content and skills to the established national standards. Curriculum Starter Cards is a collection of cards that presents differentiated learning experiences that relate to the basic content and skills of the four core academic areas (science, mathematics, language arts, and social studies). The determination of what constitutes a differentiated curriculum is based both on national theory and research. With these cards, you can build units of instruction that emphasize depth and complexity, and include exciting independent study, creative student products, higher level thinking skills, and much more in your curriculum. This program offers the perfect combination of easy-to-use curriculum cards, fun creative ideas for the classroom, and accountability based on national standards. Perfect for use by individual classroom teachers developing lessons or schoolwide curriculum development teams, this is a Prufrock bestseller.

Differentiation for Gifted Learners

Going Beyond the Basics

Author: Diane Heacox,Richard M. Cash

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9781575424408

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 4364


Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. Differentiating for them must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences.

The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom, Book 2

Units for Application Across the Content Areas, K-12

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson,Sandra N. Kaplan,Jeanne H. Purcell,Jann H. Leppien,Deborah E. Burns,Cindy A. Strickland

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452239215

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 3681


Based on the Parallel Curriculum Model, this book provides curriculum units in social studies, science, art, and language arts for use in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings.

Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners

A Case Studies Approach

Author: Christine Weber,Wendy Behrens,Cecelia Boswell

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618215337

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 5346


Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners allows educators and stakeholders to examine issues related to differentiating curriculum and instruction in a variety of contexts. The case studies in this rich resource analyze various differentiation strategies and their benefits to promote classrooms where every student belongs, every student is valued, and every student is nurtured. The cases facilitate conversations about children and their unique needs by situating learning in authentic and meaningful contexts, with the goal of helping educators improve services and programs for gifted and talented students. "Things to Consider" guide the reader's thinking without imparting an explicit action, recommendation, or solution. Discussion questions, activities, extensions, and suggestions for additional readings support the standards of excellence set forth in the revised NAGC- CEC Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education and the NAGC-CEC Advanced Standards in Gifted Education Teacher Preparation.

Make a Twist

Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted Students

Author: Michele Juratowitch,Rosanne Blundell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992288204

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: N.A

View: 9878


Make a Twist© is intended to assist teachers in the identification and implementation of appropriate differentiation strategies for gifted students. This can be done within the context of curricula activities and assessment tasks. The following strategies are complex and challenging, therefore appropriate and engaging for gifted and high ability primary and middle school students. Based on June Maker's curriculum differentiation model, developed specifically for gifted students, Make a Twist© provides outlines for differentiating curriculum using higher order thinking skills and problem solving. Modifications can be made to three curriculum-related elements in order to meet the specific learning needs of individual gifted students or groups of learners. According to Maker's Model, gifted students require differentiation in one or a combination of the following areas:  Content  Process  Product In order for successful learning to occur, gifted students also require an appropriate learning environment to be created. Educators are encouraged to place particular emphasis on the student-centered classroom where learner independence, acceptance, and open-mindedness is celebrated. Make a Twist© supports teachers to provide flexible environments for their students' learning, allowing for high mobility and the development of higher-order thinking skills, complex thoughts and abstract ideas. With the aid of Make a Twist©, the teacher acts as a facilitator to help the student select differentiation strategies and in doing so, encourages independent learning. Parental involvement is encouraged to build understanding and meet individual learning needs through specific forms of curriculum differentiation. When used in conjunction with a portfolio of the work produced, Make a Twist© provides a record of curriculum differentiation, where student talent is enhanced and recognised throughout the student's time in formal education. A balanced, well-articulated programme should include a variety of qualitatively different modifications to provide opportunities to challenge the gifted student. All of the differentiation strategies in this resource book have been identified as appropriate, comprehensive, adaptable, and practical for gifted students. It is suggested that specific strategies in each differentiation area, in conjunction with an independent learning programme, should be created to provide an overall education that meets the individual gifted student's learning needs.