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Curriculum planning and instructional design for gifted learners, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ariel Baska

Curriculum planning and instructional design for gifted learners, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ariel Baska
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non fiction
Main title
Curriculum planning and instructional design for gifted learners
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Responsibility statement
Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ariel Baska
This book, in its third edition, provides practitioners at local and state levels a guide to designing curriculum for the gifted at any level of learning and in any subject area. It addresses the need to differentiate at all levels in the design process, from goals through assessment, and shows how to customize curriculum for advanced learners. Using national standards, such as the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, as the point of departure for design, the authors demonstrate how the differentiation process works and provide products to illustrate its application to curriculum in math, science, social studies, and English language arts. Special needs gifted learners, such as those who are twice-exceptional, second language learners, students from poverty, and minority students, are included as a group for further differentiation and customization of curriculum and instruction. The book may also be used to provide a curriculum guide for teachers in a master's program in gifted education or those taking endorsement classes
Table Of Contents
Part I: Gifted Education Models, Standards, and Identification -- CHAPTER 1: Introduction to Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for the Gifted Learner Setting the Course -- CHAPTER 2: Program and Curriculum Models Shaping Structures to Support Gifted Learners -- CHAPTER 3: Standards of Learning and Gifted Education Connecting to Quality -- CHAPTER 4: The Identification of Giftedness Focusing the Lens Part II: The Instructional Design Model for Gifted Curriculum -- CHAPTER 5: Curriculum and Instructional Design for Advanced and Gifted Learners Charting a Course -- CHAPTER 6: Characteristics and Needs of Gifted Learners Catalyst for Differentiation -- CHAPTER 7: Developing a Philosophy, Goals, and Outcomes A Framework for Gifted Curriculum -- CHAPTER 8: Designing Activities and Selecting Resources The Teacher as Creator -- CHAPTER 9: Selecting Instructional Strategies The Teacher's Toolkit -- CHAPTER 10: Assessment of Learning in Gifted Programs Snapshots of Progress Part III: Gifted Education Curriculum A Dynamic Process -- CHAPTER 11: Curriculum Managementa nd Implementation -- CHAPTER 12: Evaluating Curriculum and Programs for Gifted Learners -- REFERENCES -- APPENDIX A: Recommended Curriculum Resources -- APPENDIX B: Sample Curriculum Units -- APPENDIX C: Sample of State Policies in Gifted Education -- APPENDIX D: Classroom Observation Scales, Revised (COS-R) -- APPENDIX E: Fowler Test of Scientific Investigation -- APPENDIX F: Curriculum Review Checklist -- ABOUT THE AUTHORS