Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners
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