Identifying Gifted Students

Author: Frances A. Karnes
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 159363174X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

Author: Sally Reis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618215078
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Teaching Gifted Children in Today s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980459
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Author: Robert E. Cimera
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0810844850
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Susan Winebrenner
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575426641
Format: PDF
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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.

Multicultural School Psychology Competencies

Author: Danielle Martines
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483318397
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This unique guidebook is specifically designed with useful multicultural applications aimed at practice-based school psychology. The text compiles an informational and instructional array of helpful "hands-on" checklists, reviews of some of the most current cultural literature applicable to best practices, and provides guided steps to take in various practice-based situations. Multicultural School Psychology Competencies: A Practical Guide is practice-based, culture-sensitive, and intended for the multicultural competency preparation of psychologists-in-training and in practice as well as other professionals working with diverse children and youth in schools and other educational settings.

Beyond Differentiated Instruction

Author: Jodi O'Meara
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412982030
Format: PDF, Docs
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Going beyond the theory of differentiation to actual classroom practice, this book presents a 10-step framework, examples, and classroom-ready tools for putting differentiation into action.