National Association for Gifted Children. Separate studies conducted during the last few decades have demonstrated both the need for and the benefits of gifted education programs.
Of special interest are the documented benefits that occur for all children when gifted education strategies and programs are extended to other students, as well. Simply stated . . . Gifted education works! Please click on a link below for more information on the research-based evidence supporting the distinctive method or methods listed below. Read About Best Practices in Supporting Gifted and Talented Students - Benchmark Education Storefront. Characteristics of Gifted Learners Giftedness vs.
High Achievement Schools are full of high achievers. These students typically have a positive attitude toward school and learning, pay attention in class, have the right answers when called upon, complete work quickly and neatly, and get along well with others. Many teachers misinterpret these behaviors for giftedness. The following chart, adapted from Challenge, Modern Curriculum Press (1989), further explores the difference between a “bright child” and a gifted learner: Researchbased Practices for Gifted Education. NSGT - Differentiating Learning for Gifted Students. The Puzzle of Differentiating Learning for Gifted Students by Barbara Swicord, Ed.D.
President, Summer Institute for the Gifted Differentiation is a term that is widely used in educational circles these days. There has been a noticeable increase in recent years in staff development offerings on differentiation strategies; schools’ goals and missions often use this concept in their statements; a great variety of educational literature addresses this topic. Yet, effective differentiation for the gifted student remains elusive and in too many cases, nonexistent. This article will explore some of the reasons for the current status of differentiation and offer some solutions as well. First, how do we define gifted students? As with all students, the programming of instruction for gifted students should match the identified needs of students and may take many forms. There are several curriculum models in the field of gifted education. Differentiation is not a puzzle that is too hard to solve.
Evidence-Based Practices in Teaching Gifted and Exceptional Students. Best Practices for Identifying Gifted Students. NSGT - Educational Resources. There is a wealth of information available online for the Gifted and Talented students, parents and educators; however, finding the resources can be a daunting task.
In the following sections, we have gathered a list of resources to help you connect with others in the gifted community. IGGY, an International Organization for Gifted Children IGGY is an international, social and educational network for gifted children ages 13-18 created by the UK’s University of Warwick. It gives members access to interactive educational resources and allows them to work with top academics, student mentors and other gifted young people around the world to exchange ideas, debate, and learn and explore in a safe environment. IGGY focuses on providing in-depth content in the core subjects of Math, English, Science, History, Politics and Life Skills.
Find out more at: www.IGGY.net IMI: Institute of Meaningful Instruction (20% off for NSGT Members) IMI offers an online course entitled Exploring Tomorrow. Gifted Educational Resources for Families, Educators and Students. Working with Gifted & Talented Students - TeachersFirst. Working with a gifted student can be both a joy and a frustration.
To understand why, we need to be clear about definitions. A gifted student is one whose intelligence - typically described as an IQ score resulting from one or more tests - is 130 or above. That is, giftedness is a measure of innate ability, not performance. The result is a paradox. A motivated student who works hard, gets straight "A"s, and behaves well in class may not be gifted. A student who doesn't perform well, is disruptive, and clowns around in class may well be gifted. This can be frustrating for classroom teachers! Just as you adapt to the needs of disabled students, working with gifted students can require classroom and curriculum modifications.
Free Gifted Resources and Curriculum. The Best Gifted Resources and Curriculum We’ve Found: Mostly Free!
Minimus: “The Mouse That Made Latin Cool!” Click on “Teachers’ Resources” for lesson ideas and curriculum for gifted students. Teaching Philosophy to Children with Books The Marshmallow Challenge: Fun creative team building exercise for students. Myths and Legends: This is a really cool site where kids can create myths and legends, cartoon style. TED: Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world: From the podcast publisher: “Each year, TED hosts 80 of the world’s most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. And “ If you’re a teacher, consider incorporating TEDTalks into your courses. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM): Excellent resource for teaching math. University of Connecticut, Neag School of Education: Math Units: National experts in the fields of math education and gifted and talented education design the curriculum.
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