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Differentiated Instruction for Academically Advanced Students - Chapter Summary
Our experienced instructors outline differentiated instruction for academically advanced students in this chapter. Bite-sized lessons cover topics such as curriculum development for gifted students, teaching critical thinking skills and advancing creativity in the learning environment. You'll also study teaching higher levels of thinking and acceleration options for gifted students. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to complete these tasks:
- Define the tiered instruction method
- Provide examples of curriculum compacting
- Create an independent research program for students
- Outline the advantages and disadvantages to cross-curricular teaching
- Define individualized instruction and provide examples
- Adapt the learning environment for students using differentiated instruction
- Select and adapt resources for teaching gifted students
- Identify guidance for gifted students in the classroom
These topics are outlined in an easy-to-understand way to make your study experience convenient and enjoyable. If you have any questions along the way, our subject-matter experts are happy to help. The lesson quizzes and chapter test are a great way to check your knowledge as you prepare for an exam.
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. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.
3. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment
Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.
4. Teaching Higher Levels of Thinking
Higher-level thinking uses intelligence through several cognitive lenses. In this lesson, we will learn about teaching higher levels of thinking and the strategies behind those concepts.
5. Acceleration Options for Gifted Students
How can we continue to challenge exceedingly bright students to keep them interested in learning? Is acceleration the answer? This lesson will discuss acceleration options for gifted students.
6. Tiered Instruction: Definition & Method
Teachers need to design and deliver instruction that meets the needs of all learners. One way to do this is by using tiered instruction. This lesson defines tiered instruction and describes how it is used in the classroom.
7. 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.
8. How to Create an Independent Research Program for Students
When students work independently, they develop a sense of autonomy that is not experienced using other instructional methods. In this lesson, we will learn the role teachers play in helping students design an independent research project.
9. Cross-Curricular Teaching Advantages & Disadvantages
Cross-curricular teaching is a teacher's approach to individual and classroom learning. This lesson examines the advantages and disadvantages of three cross-curricular strategies: fusion, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary.
10. Individualized Instruction: Definition & Example
The purpose of this lesson is to define individualized instruction and provide some strategies for implementation. Topics include who can benefit from individualized instruction and how to set learning goals.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Guidance for Gifted Students in the Classroom
In this lesson, you will learn how to incorporate academic and career guidance for gifted students in your classroom instruction. Strategies include using interest inventories to guide research and connecting students with professionals.
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