Differentiating the Curriculum for Gifted Learners

Author: Wendy Conklin

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 142589562X

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Explore the reasons as to why gifted students should be serviced in our schools and take the mystery out of teaching them by implementing the research-supported strategies provided in this book. This updated, second edition resource focuses on ways that teachers can identify gifted students and how curriculum can be extended, accelerated, and enriched to accommodate gifted children. Featuring topics such as preparing a differentiated classroom, curriculum compacting, and encouraging creativity in gifted children, this valuable resource is the perfect tool for any gifted classroom!
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Curriculum Starter Cards

Developing Differentiated Lessons for Gifted Students

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

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781882664832

Category: Education

Page: 17

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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.
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Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

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

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361101

Category: Education

Page: 272

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

Going Beyond the Basics

Author: Diane Heacox,Richard M. Cash

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9781575424408

Category: Education

Page: 210

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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.
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The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom, Book 1

Essays 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: 1483334260

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Further developing key ideas from the highly acclaimed original book, these essays include guidelines for designing curriculum units based on the Parallel Curriculum Model.
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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

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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.
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Make a Twist

Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted Students

Author: Michele Juratowitch,Rosanne Blundell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780992288204

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: N.A

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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.
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