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Curriculum Planning & Instructional Design for gifted learners


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Part I: Gifted Education Models, Standards, and Identification CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for the Gifted Learner Setting the Course CHAPTER 2: Program and Curriculum Models Shaping Structures to Support Gifted Learners CHAPTER 3: Standards of Learning and Gifted Education Connecting to Quality CHAPTER 4: The Identification of Giftedness Focusing the Lens Part II: The Instructional Design Model for Gifted Curriculum CHAPTER 5: Curriculum and Instructional Design for Advanced and Gifted Learners Charting a Course CHAPTER 6: Characteristics and Needs of Gifted Learners Catalyst for Differentiation CHAPTER 7: Developing a Philosophy, Goals, and Outcomes A Framework for Gifted Curriculum CHAPTER 8: Designing Activities and Selecting Resources The Teacher as Creator CHAPTER 9: Selecting Instructional Strategies The Teacher's Toolkit CHAPTER 10: Assessment of Learning in Gifted Programs Snapshots of Progress Part III: Gifted Education Curriculum A Dynamic Process CHAPTER 11: Curriculum Managementa nd Implementation CHAPTER 12: Evaluating Curriculum and Programs for Gifted Learners REFERENCES APPENDIX A: Recommended Curriculum Resources APPENDIX B: Sample Curriculum Units APPENDIX C: Sample of State Policies in Gifted Education APPENDIX D: Classroom Observation Scales, Revised (COS-R) APPENDIX E: Fowler Test of Scientific Investigation APPENDIX F: Curriculum Review Checklist ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., is the Jody and Layton Smith Professor Emerita of Education and former Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary in Virginia, where she developed a graduate program and a research and development center in gifted education. She also initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University.


Designed to assist a new educator and the experienced educator to bring new life into their classroom, each chapter is laid out in such a way that the ideas expressed can be examined and modified for use in many disciplines. It can be used across the curriculum from Math, Science, Social Studies as well as English Language Arts.,Lewie Dunn, 11/27/19
An ideal curriculum textbook and instruction manual, Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners: 3rd Edition is unreservedly recommended as an essential and core addition to school district, college, and community library Contemporary Education collections and supplemental studies lists.,James A. Cox,Midwest Book Review, 12/12/19

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