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Curriculum Planning for Gifted Students - Chapter Summary
Our instructors outline curriculum planning for gifted students in this engaging collection of lessons. Your study includes different kinds of curriculum models, how the scope of curriculum development is identified and how to set instructional outcomes. Additional topics include modifications for gifted students and the definition of curriculum compacting. This chapter is designed to help you to:
- Choose resources for teaching gifted students
- Use differentiated instruction with gifted students
- Create lesson plans and measurable learning objectives
- Utilize assistive technology for talented students
- Meet student needs in the classroom
- Adapt and inform gifted student instruction with data
These lessons are self-paced and accessible on your mobile phone, tablet or computer 24 hours a day. You can review these lessons over again as many times as needed to feel comfortable with the topics. Then, test yourself using the short quiz found at the end of each lesson. Our instructors can help if you have any questions along the way.
1. Curriculum Development for Gifted Students
In this lesson, you will explore various considerations and strategies for developing curriculum for gifted students, such as differentiated goals, increasing depth, complexity and rigor, and modifying curriculum and pace of learning.
2. Types of Curriculum Models
Educators use guides to help them decide what, when, and how to teach. These curriculum guides are based on models. Have you ever thought about where your lesson plans came from? Let's take a look at how curriculum models mold our teaching.
3. Identifying the Scope of Curriculum Development
Curriculum can be overwhelming if you as a teacher are unable to define its scope. In this lesson, you will learn to identify the scope of curriculum development and think about how the scope impacts your work within a curriculum.
4. Setting Instructional Outcomes Based on Value, Sequence & Alignment
This lesson describes three of the key areas to consider when developing a strong educational outcome: value, sequence, and alignment. Learn how to spot good outcomes and how to tweak weaker ones.
5. Modifications for Gifted Students: Enrichment & Acceleration
Acceleration and enrichment, two curriculum modifications that best benefit gifted students, are important tools for a teacher to have. In this lesson, you'll gain a better understanding of these two strategies and how you can incorporate them into your classroom practices.
6. Curriculum Compacting: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn what curriculum compacting is, how to identify students who would benefit from this form of differentiation, and steps teachers can take to achieve this for their gifted students.
7. Selecting & Adapting Resources for Teaching Gifted Students
Students identified as gifted and talented may be in self-contained classrooms, enrichment pullouts, or regular education classes. Any of these placement options requires knowing how to select and adapt materials for an array of learning needs.
8. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
9. How to Develop Lesson Plans
A lesson plan is a teacher's guide for communicating a set of skills or knowledge to the students in a class. Good lesson planning follows a research proven structure that assures students the best chance for learning.
10. Developing Measurable Learning Objectives
This lesson provides a brief overview of the purpose of learning objectives and how to make them useful to both you and students. We use the SMART learning objective formula to demonstrate accountability using examples.
11. Assistive Technology for Gifted & Talented Students
Assistive technology is among the most versatile and enriching sources for meeting the academic, motivational, and social needs of gifted and talented students. Read on for approaches and specific assistive technology resources.
12. Meeting Student Needs in the Classroom
Effective teachers design curriculum and learning activities with individual student needs in mind. This lesson details how students' needs, backgrounds, perspectives, and interests can be reflected in a learning program.
13. Using Data to Inform Instruction
This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
14. Using Data to Adapt Instruction for Gifted Students
In this lesson, you will learn how to use a variety of data sources, such as pre-assessments, learning inventories, standardized test results, and performance evaluations to adapt instruction effectively for your gifted students.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Gifted Education (5358): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundations of Gifted Education
- Characteristics & Development of Gifted Students
- Special Issues in Gifted Education
- Assessing & Identifying Gifted Students
- Instructional Strategies for Gifted Students
- Student Self-Advocacy & Responsibility in Gifted Learning
- Learning Environments for Gifted Instruction
- Student Performance & Assessment
- Interpreting Assessment Data for Gifted Students
- Professionalism in Gifted Education
- Praxis Gifted Education Flashcards