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    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.
    “This book provides excellent field-based cases for exploring issues related to differentiated curriculum and instruction for gifted and advanced learners in diverse school settings . . . . A must-read for those involved in professional development!” —Susan K. Johnsen,
    professor of educational psychology, Baylor University
     

    “This book is going to have to be on the shelf of every educator, no matter what their current role and set of responsibilities, in order to ‘ handle’ the multiple issues that arise when there is a gifted child in the ‘ house,’ whether that house be a home, a classroom, a grade level, a school, a school district, or a university.” —Karen B. Rogers, Professor Emerita, University of St. Thomas

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    Although the best way to provide professional development for educators is through field experiences and hands-on practice, it is not always easy or even possible to organize such encounters, especially in the field of gifted education. In order to better prepare educators to work with gifted and talented students, Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach presents problem-based learning scenarios that explore authentic situations found in K–12 classrooms. The scenarios can be read and discussed in a short amount of time, allow the reader to gain greater understanding through empathy, require an analysis of multiple perspectives, and support the standards of excellence set forth in the 2010 NAGC Pre-K–Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming Standards. Using the cases in the book, educators will gain the insight needed to improve the identification of and services for gifted and talented students in light of these standards.
    Effective Program Practices for Underserved Gifted Students provides coordinators, teachers, administrators, and other interested parties information about effective program practices for underserved gifted students. In this book, the authors identify and discuss three broad areas of effective practices: differentiation, acceleration, and enrichment. In addition, practical ideas, sample lessons, and two units are provided in an effort to assist busy professionals with implementing effective practices with their students. A selected resource section is also included.

    Response to Intervention For The Gifted Child

    “Response to Intervention for the Gifted Child by Vowery Carlile & Cecilia Boswell. Grades

    (Elementary – High School)Price: $21.95

    Gifted/Talented learners struggle in a different way. They struggle against sameness, repetitive content and practice, and boredom as a result of learning that is inappropriate in strategy and content. This resource reviews the RTI process and explains how it applies to G/T learners. It is divided into 5 sections, including Best Practices for Differentiation, Research-Based Strategies, Classroom-Management Strategies for Differentiation, Products and Their Assessment, and Forms. Examples for elementary grades, middle school and high school are included with each strategy.

     

     

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