The Parallel Curriculum

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239207
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

Conceptions of Giftedness

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

Stirring the Head Heart and Soul

Author: H. Lynn Erickson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412925223
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Parallel Curriculum Units for Science Grades 6 12

Author: Jann H. Leppien
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269467
Format: PDF
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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.

Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education

Author: Jonathan A. Plucker
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593632959
Format: PDF, ePub
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Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says is the definitive reference book for those searching for a summary and evaluation of the literature on giftedness and gifted education. The book presents almost 50 summaries of important topics in the field, providing relevant research and a guide to how the research applies to gifted education. Sample topics addressed include alternative assessment, counseling, early childhood, highly gifted students, homeschooling, parenting, and policy and advocacy. Each chapter adopts a rigorous, empirically grounded approach to inform the reader's understanding of the research in gifted education. Despite a century of research on giftedness, the enthusiasm and rhetoric surrounding various programs, models, and approaches often exceed the level of available support—or even contradict the available evidence. This book provides an objective assessment of the status of available knowledge in each area, offers guidance in the application of the research, and suggests areas of needed research.

The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom Book 2

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239215
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Based on the Parallel Curriculum Model, this book provides curriculum units in social studies, science, art, and language arts for use in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings.

Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum

Author: Cindy A. Strickland
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296380X
Format: PDF, 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.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.