The Parallel Curriculum

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239207
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Engage students with a rich curriculum that strengthens their capacity as learners and thinkers! Every learner is somewhere on a path toward expertise in a content area. This resource promotes a model for developing high-quality curriculum that moves learners along the continuum toward expertise and provides sample units and rubrics to help implement differentiated curriculum. Teachers can use four curriculum parallels that incorporate Ascending Intellectual Demand to: Determine current student performance levels Appropriately challenge all students in each subject area Extend the abilities of students who perform at advanced levels Provide learning activities that elevate analytical, critical, and creative thinking

The Parallel Curriculum Multimedia Kit

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: Corwin
ISBN: 9781412976367
Format: PDF, ePub
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Use the PCM model to help educators refine their understanding of a high-quality, comprehensive curriculum! Demonstrate how the Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) can enhance curriculum and dramatically improve learning and achievement for diverse groups of students. Using this comprehensive multimedia kit, you will be able to lead discussions about: The four parallels of curriculum: Core Curriculum, Curriculum of Connections, Curriculum of Practice, and Curriculum of Identity Lesson units that include some or all four parallels 11 key components for high-quality curriculum design and implementation The Ascending Intellectual Demand (AID) concept for supporting student development Assessment as a vital PCM practice Includes: DVD (69 min.), Facilitator’s Guide, CD-ROM, Companion Book

Parallel Curriculum Units for Mathematics Grades 6 12

Author: Jann H. Leppien
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238006
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Maximize your mathematics curriculum to challenge all students This collection of lessons from experienced teachers provides multifaceted examples of rigorous learning opportunities for mathematics students in Grades 6–12. The four sample units focus on fractions, linear programming, geometry, and quadratic relationships. The authors provide user-friendly methods for instruction and demonstrate how to differentiate the lessons for the benefit of all students. Included are standards-based strategies that guide students through: Understanding secondary mathematics concepts Discovering connections between mathematics and other subjects Developing critical thinking skills Connecting mathematics learning to society through the study of real-world data, proportional reasoning, and problem solving

Teaching Strategies in Gifted Education

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631707
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Conceptions of Giftedness

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521547307
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book explores the major conceptions of what it means to be gifted.

Parallel Curriculum Units for Science Grades 6 12

Author: Jann H. Leppien
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269467
Format: PDF, Docs
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Breathe new life into science learning with this powerful guidebook that shows how to create more thoughtful curriculum and differentiate lessons to benefit all students.

Stirring the Head Heart and Soul

Author: H. Lynn Erickson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412925223
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This third edition of Erickson's bestseller provides updated information about designing curriculum aligned with state and national content standards, using brain-based teaching methods, and developing higher-order thinking skills.

Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum

Author: Cindy A. Strickland
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296380X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Complementing the second edition of The Parallel Curriculum, this guide offers workshops, scripts, agendas, activities, and more for facilitating professional development on the Parallel Curriculum Model.