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Identifying Gifted Students

Identifying Gifted Students Author Frances A. Karnes
ISBN-10 9781593631741
Release 2005
Pages 78
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This publication provides directors and coordinators of programs for gifted and talented students with a specific step-by-step plan for developing an identification procedure in a school or school district. While the sections of this publication are laid out sequentially according to the steps, identification is an ongoing process. The goal of identification is to ensure that every gifted and talented student who needs a program that is different from the general education curriculum receives one that is matched to his or her specific characteristics. Perfect for anyone seeking a concise introduction to the identification of gifted students, this book is designed to offer administrators, teachers, and parents an overview of the critical issues in building effective identification procedures. This book overviews definitions and characteristics of gifted students, qualitative and quantitative assessment, using multiple assessments, identification procedures, and decision making about placement. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.



Reflections on Gifted Education

Reflections on Gifted Education Author Sally Reis
ISBN-10 9781618215079
Release 2015-11-15
Pages 250
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In this compelling book, more than 40 years of research and development are highlighted in a collection of articles published by Joseph S. Renzulli and his colleagues. Renzulli's work has had an impact on gifted education and enrichment pedagogy across the globe, based on the general theme of the need to apply more flexible approaches to identifying and developing giftedness and talents in young people. This collection of articles and chapters has strong foundational research support focusing on practical applications that teachers can use to create and differentiate learning and enrichment experiences for high potential and gifted and talented students.



Successful Strategies for Twice Exceptional Students

Successful Strategies for Twice Exceptional Students Author Kevin D. Besnoy
ISBN-10 9781593631949
Release 2006
Pages 75
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Some kids, including gifted students, have difficulties in school. Gifted students with learning disabilities may continuously struggle with certain areas of instruction, but never receive identification of or accommodation for their difficulties, because their gifts mask their disabilities. Gifted students with learning disabilities need unique instruction and a practical use of accommodations to succeed in school. It is important for educators to familiarize themselves with the definitions and characteristics of various learning disabilities and learn the strategies they can use in the classroom to help gifted/learning-disabled students succeed. In this book, Kevin Besnoy takes an in-depth look at the various learning disabilities and difficulties some gifted students face, provides practical tips for accommodating and planning instruction for those students, and gives an overview of federal law related to this population. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.



Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom Author Susan Winebrenner
ISBN-10 1575420899
Release 2001
Pages 243
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Presents guidance for identifying and teaching gifted students in mixed-abilities classrooms.



Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education Author Susan K. Johnsen
ISBN-10 9781593631703
Release 2005
Pages 206
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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Readerseries brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Teaching Strategies in Gifted Educationoffers practical advice about teaching gifted kids. This book offers specific teaching strategies such as divergent-thinking instruction and independent study. The book also covers differentiated curriculum, classroom management, dealing with underachievement, and professional development and total school improvement. In implementing a differentiated curriculum, the authors recommend a variety of grouping arrangements and school or classroom management strategies. Strategies including counseling, the Trifocal Model, an integrated systems approach, behavioral contracts, and motivating activities are suggested for gifted students. Implementation of a quality differentiated curriculum depends on quality teachers.



Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms Author Joan Franklin Smutny
ISBN-10 9781631980459
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 248
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These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies and techniques help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate and extend the curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Individual chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and finding and supporting giftedness in diverse populations. The text includes current information on brain research and learning; rigor and complexity; and integrating creativity, the arts, and higher-level thinking in accordance with learning goals. Scenarios and vignettes take readers into teachers’ classrooms. The book includes extensive references and resources to explore. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.



The Truth About Special Education

The Truth About Special Education Author Robert E. Cimera
ISBN-10 9780810844858
Release 2003-01-09
Pages 224
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This easy-to-read book contains a step-by-step discussion of the special education process and has hundreds of additional resources for parents including professional organizations, support groups, and useful websites.



Teaching Gifted Kids in Today s Classroom

Teaching Gifted Kids in Today s Classroom Author Susan Winebrenner
ISBN-10 9781575426648
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 256
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Fully revised and updated for a new generation of educators, this is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom— seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The new edition provides information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking skills, and addressing gifted kids with special needs. Already a perennial best seller, this guide’s third edition is sure to be welcomed with open arms by teachers everywhere. Digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable reproducible forms from the book, additional extension menus for students in the primary and upper-elementary grades, and a special supplement for parents of gifted children.



How the Gifted Brain Learns

How the Gifted Brain Learns Author David A. Sousa
ISBN-10 9781452273594
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 296
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Identify, understand, and engage the full range of gifted learners with practical, brain-compatible classroom strategies! The updated edition of Sousa’s bestseller translates the latest neuroscientific findings into practical strategies for engaging gifted and talented learners. Individual chapters are dedicated to talents in language, math, and the arts, and offer instructional applications for both elementary and secondary classrooms. This reader-friendly guide uncovers: How the brains of gifted students are different How to gauge if gifted students are being adequately challenged How to identify students who are both gifted and learning disabled How to better identify gifted minority students



Teaching Gifted Children 4 7

Teaching Gifted Children 4 7 Author Valsa Koshy
ISBN-10 9781134146468
Release 2013-10-18
Pages 132
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This book offers practical guidelines on how to identify gifted and talented young children and looks at ways to enhance their learning opportunities. Provided are a wealth of practical, tried and tested strategies that readers will be able to use in their classrooms with confidence. It includes advice on how to create the right classroom environment, guidance on how to assess and record children's talents, a list of suggested appropriate resources, and help with planning the curriculum. The emphasis is on creating a classroom environment that encourages children to be engaged in higher order thinking skills, exploration and creativity; the importance of play and the role of questioning is highlighted. Using case studies of young gifted children and rooted in theoretically sound principles, this book makes a significant contribution to the learning and teaching of younger children. Teachers, teaching assistants, advisers, Gifted and Talented Coordinators and training teachers will find this book relevant to their needs.



Serving the Gifted

Serving the Gifted Author Steven I. Pfeiffer
ISBN-10 9781135841065
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 264
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Designed for practitioners who work with the gifted, this volume is intended to serve as a practical and easy-to-use resource for working with gifted students, their teachers, and their parents and families. It provides timely, practical, evidence-based techniques and guidelines to help these practitioners better help an underserved group. The book is written in a user-friendly style that makes this a quick, simple, and easy reference. Topics covered include identification and assessment of gifted students; important information for understanding the needs of the gifted; counseling and psychotherapy strategies; career counseling for gifted and talented students; methods for working with the families of the gifted; and legally-correct and ethically-smart counseling techniques. An accompanying CD will contain valuable resources such as PowerPoint presentations and reproducible handouts and forms.



Designing Services and Programs for High Ability Learners

Designing Services and Programs for High Ability Learners Author Rebecca D. Eckert
ISBN-10 9781506343457
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 304
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The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming With new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards, this second edition of Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners provides educators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support today’s gifted learners. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs and takes into account current educational trends, such as the Focus on diversity to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education Collaboration with special education to ensure students with disabilities have access to programming Use of technology Development of local policies to support gifted education



Working with Gifted English Language Learners

Working with Gifted English Language Learners Author Michael S. Matthews
ISBN-10 9781593631956
Release 2006
Pages 77
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English Language Learners are increasingly underidentified for gifted programs, although many of them possess high academic abilities and have a high motivation to learn and succeed in school. This population is poorly represented in many gifted programs due to a myriad of reasons, including lower test scores on English-based tests, language barriers, and cultural differences. Educators must learn to recognize and provide enrichment for gifted English Language Learners, despite the language barriers that exist. Michael S. Matthews introduces educators to the complexities and challenges of providing appropriate educational experiences for gifted English Language Learners. This unique, comprehensive book guides educators toward identifying gifted students in this population, including a look at nonverbal and Spanish-language testing, and gives advice for integrating these students into any gifted program. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.



Teaching Gifted Students with Disabilities

Teaching Gifted Students with Disabilities Author Susan K. Johnsen
ISBN-10 9781593631680
Release 2005
Pages 181
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Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings

Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings Author Tamra Stambaugh
ISBN-10 9781618214317
Release 2015-05-30
Pages 200
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Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings provides a framework for educating the gifted in rural settings. Case study vignettes and practical ideas for administrators and teachers are combined with theoretical applications. The first of three sections in the book outlines the various philosophies and current status of rural education. The second section focuses on practical strategies and evidence-supported approaches for identifying and serving rural gifted students based on their unique geography. Section three highlights support structures that are necessary for leading and supporting gifted education in rural schools. This book helps bridge the gap existing between rural education and accessible, effective gifted education.



Acceleration Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners

Acceleration Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners Author Frances A. Karnes
ISBN-10 9781593630140
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 80
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Acceleration, or the idea that gifted students should be allowed to move more quickly through a subject area, is a practice supported by a wide body of research. However, it can be a challenge to implement. This book focuses on multiple strategies for accelerating gifted children in any school setting. In this concise introduction to the topic, Dr. VanTassel-Baska offers many teacher-friendly ways in which acceleration can be employed in classrooms at all levels and in all subject areas. The author offers specific strategies for identifying candidates for acceleration, programmatic approaches to employ, and teacher strategies to use for content acceleration in the classroom. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education. Educational Resource



Paradigms of Gifted Education

Paradigms of Gifted Education Author David Yun Dai
ISBN-10 9781618211705
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 300
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This book highlights how to conduct research in gifted education when researchers have to choose from myriad theoretical ideas, hypotheses, claims, practical models, and strategies. It shows researchers how to build clarity, rigor, and relevance into a research agenda that combats fragmentation and contributes to enhanced theoretical and practical endeavors in the field. Specifically, the book advocates a paradigmatic approach to conducting research in gifted education, and shows how it can be done every step of the way by specifying the essential questions of What?, Why?, Who?, and How? in a coherent manner, and by selecting methods that are appropriate for the question asked and the phase of the research efforts. To facilitate the development of a research agenda, the book identifies three major paradigms of gifted education and 20 essential research questions that would help move the field forward.