Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted

Author: Frances Karnes
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618212699
Format: PDF, Docs
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The newly revised and updated fourth edition of Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted is an excellent introduction to gifted education and real-world learning. The chapters of this comprehensive textbook are written by respected leaders in the field of gifted education. The authors review the unique needs of gifted learners and give current information on instructional planning and evaluation, strategies for best practices, and ongoing enhancement and support of gifted programs. Chapters include topics such as differentiated curricular design, extending learning through research, writing challenging instructional units, and developing leadership skills and innovative thinkers. Instructional practices such as problem-based learning, technology literacy, independent study, simulation and gaming, and more are addressed. A special focus is given to using the Gifted Education Programming Standards and Common Core State Standards. The fourth edition provides updated information on funding sources and public relations strategies for gifted education programs. It also includes updated lists of books, teaching materials, websites, and other resources for teachers of the gifted.

The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care

Author: Donna K. Wright
Publisher: Creative Health Care Management
ISBN: 1886624666
Format: PDF, Docs
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It is time to move your competency assessment process beyond meeting regulatory standards to creating excellence The Ultimate Guide to Competency Assessment in Health Care is packed with ready-to-use tools designed to help you develop, implement and evaluate competencies. More than that, you will find a new way of thinking about competency assessment - a way that is outcome-focused and accountability-based. With over 20,000 copies sold world-wide, it is the most trusted resource on competency assessment available.

Research in the Real Classroom

Author: Cindy Nottage
Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0929895770
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your upper elementary students can begin learning lifelong research skills! This, the second volume of the Research in the Real Classroom series, modifies the IIM process for every skill level in your 3-5 classroom. Includes CD of both read-to-use and customizable reproducibles.

Teaching Culturally Diverse Gifted Students

Author: Donna Y. Ford
ISBN: 1593631766
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is an easy way to nurture all seven intelligences and provide opportunities for each student to work in a way that is most appropriate for his or her abilities.

The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide

Author: Kisha N. Daniels
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412973007
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Ultimate Student Teaching Guide offers teacher candidates a comprehensive guide to better understand the realities of the student teaching internship experience. The guide provides practical strategies which can be immediately applied to help navigate school concerns, solve classroom challenges, and negotiate social conflicts. The information and strategies presented are succinct and practical in nature.

Enrichment Opportunities for Gifted Learners

Author: Frances A. Karnes
ISBN: 1593630204
Format: PDF
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From a mentorship with a local archaeologist, to a medieval festival, the opportunities for gifted learners to explore a topic in depth are too numerous to mention. This book offers an introduction to structuring enrichment activities that add depth and complexity to a gifted child's learning experience. "Enrichment provides students with opportunities to extend learning," Dr. Roberts, the book's author, explains. "There are three primary purposes for enrichment: fostering interest; nurturing talent, developing expertise, or both; and increasing achievement." This book shows teachers how to provide meaningful enrichment experiences for gifted students. The book offers effective strategies for enriching the curriculum and creating in-depth learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. 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. Educational Resource

Advocacy for Gifted Children and Gifted Programs

Author: Joan D. Lewis
ISBN: 1593633181
Format: PDF, Docs
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Supporters of gifted education need to develop the skills of advocacy in order to help build strong, lasting, effective programs. "Advocacy for Gifted Children and Gifted Programs" describes a wide variety of successful strategies that can be used to advocate for gifted students at all levels.

Decide and Conquer

Author: Stephen P. Robbins
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133966879
Format: PDF, ePub
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Make better decisions – every day, everywhere! Decide and Conquer, Second Edition brings together all the practical skills you need to do just that. This quick, concise book identifies every key obstacle to quality decision-making and shows exactly how to overcome them. You'll discover how your personality impacts your decision-making, why instincts and experience can lead you astray, how to simplify complex decisions without oversimplifying them and much more. Renowned management author Dr. Stephen P. Robbins translates cutting-edge research findings about human behavior and decision-making into language anyone can understand – and act upon. In this Second Edition, he provides many new and updated examples, updated research, and new coverage, including these crucial new topics: Are you a Maximizer or a Satisficer – and what it means for your decision-making Overcoming the familiarity bias, adaptation bias, and fear-of-loss bias How to stop throwing good money after bad Knowing when doing nothing is your best option Accounting for gendered decision-making styles Decide and Conquer, Second Edition covers everything from goal-setting and risk-taking to overconfidence to procrastination, and offers indispensable insights for overcoming the multiple biases that are built into all human decision-makers. You'll use Robbins' powerful techniques to improve every decision you make – about your relationships, career, finances, everything!

Ultimate Guide to Project Management

Author: Sid Kemp
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
ISBN: 1932531726
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Project management is the art--and science--of making change work, and small businesses are swimming--or sinking--in a sea of change. You can't afford to make mistakes--you have to get it right the first time. Author Sid Kemp scales down the best practices of Fortune 500 companies and major consultants to make them work for you. This practical guide breaks down each problem-solving activity step-by-step and includes tools, forms, and instructions both in the book and on the enclosed CD-ROM. You'll learn: The three stages of every project--ensure your project's success from the very beginning How to plan, implement, and evaluate your projects so you know what to do, how to do it and when it's done How to prioritize projects so you can tackle them all without interference How to develop projects that solve problems and seize opportunities Every business challenge--whether it's writing a business plan, developing an ad campaign or getting your company out of hot water--is a project. The essential strategies provided will help you get it done right every time.

Handbook of Virtual Environments

Author: Kelly S. Hale
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466511842
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Complete Toolbox of Theories and Techniques The second edition of a bestseller, Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications presents systematic and extensive coverage of the primary areas of research and development within VE technology. It brings together a comprehensive set of contributed articles that address the principles required to define system requirements and design, build, evaluate, implement, and manage the effective use of VE applications. The contributors provide critical insights and principles associated with their given areas of expertise to provide extensive scope and detail on VE technology and its applications. What’s New in the Second Edition: Updated glossary of terms to promote common language throughout the community New chapters on olfactory perception, avatar control, motion sickness, and display design, as well as a whole host of new application areas Updated information to reflect the tremendous progress made over the last decade in applying VE technology to a growing number of domains This second edition includes nine new, as well as forty-one updated chapters that reflect the progress made in basic and applied research related to the creation, application, and evaluation of virtual environments. Contributions from leading researchers and practitioners from multidisciplinary domains provide a wealth of theoretical and practical information, resulting in a complete toolbox of theories and techniques that you can rely on to develop more captivating and effective virtual worlds. The handbook supplies a valuable resource for advancing VE applications as you take them from the laboratory to the real-world lives of people everywhere.