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Planning for Gifted Education - Chapter Summary
You will use this chapter to review how to help gifted students set goals, create learning expectations and work independently. Some lessons focus on assessment techniques, intervention methods and Individual Education Plan (IEP) development. Once you have completed your study of these lessons, you will be more knowledgeable about:
- Setting goals and expectations for gifted students
- Assessing students for enrollment in a gifted program
- The components of a student learning contract
- Use of Bloom's Taxonomy as an educational tool
- How to implement formative assessments in the classroom
- How to create personal learning profiles for students
- How to teach students of various intelligence levels and learning styles
- Collaborative efforts for providing a better learning experience for gifted students
Text lessons are printable and can be used as handy reference tools. Accompanying quizzes allow you to check what you have learned and where you might need further review. You can also contact the instructor for specific questions if needed.
How It Helps
- Outlines helpful teaching strategies: Lessons supply information about ways in which you can enhance the learning experience of gifted students.
- Define key terms: You will develop a deeper understanding of educational tools and terminology, such as Bloom's Taxonomy and SMART goals.
- Emphasizes collaborative methods: Learn how to incorporate the help of administrators, parents and specialists in teaching gifted students.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Help gifted students set academic goals and expectations
- Create a student learning contract and student learning profiles
- Adapt lesson plans and teaching methods for different learning styles
- Apply assessment methods in gifted classrooms
- Work with parents and professionals to develop IEPs
- Use collaborative methods in working with school administrators and other teachers in creating effective gifted learning environments
1. Setting Expectations for Gifted Students
If the gifted student you are working with is showing signs of boredom, it is time to look at the learner outcomes that have been established. Working together with the student to develop learner outcomes will help ensure engagement and success.
2. SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples
Educators often need to write SMART goals for their students. This lesson will introduce you to the components of SMART goals so that you can improve your goal-writing skills by writing goals that are SMART.
3. Student Learning Contract: Examples and Template
In this lesson, we cover the student learning contract, an excellent tool to help students who are having difficulty staying on task or those who want to work independently. The basic components are covered along with examples.
4. Assessing Gifted & Talented Students
This lesson defines what it means for a student to be gifted and talented. It also discusses the assessments used to determine if a student meets state-mandated requirements for entering a gifted and talented program.
5. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments
Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.
6. Multiple Intelligences & Learning Styles: Teaching Tips
Your classroom is likely to be filled with students who learn in very different ways. This lesson will introduce the concept of multiple intelligences and learning styles and offer tips for teaching students in this way.
7. What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples
Formative assessment can help teachers plan the most effective instruction. In this lesson, you'll learn what formative assessments are, why they are important, and multiple strategies that you can implement in the classroom.
8. Creating & Using Personal Learning Profiles for Students
In this lesson we will discuss how to create and use personal learning profiles for students. We will cover what these profiles should include and how that information can enhance an individualized approach to reaching students.
9. Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs
When developing a students' Individual Education Program, or IEP, educators must consider parental feedback. This lesson describes methods of involving parents in the IEP process and gives examples of ways teachers can foster parental involvement.
10. Professional Collaboration that Enhances Gifted Learning
In this lesson, we will discuss ways teachers can work with administrators, learning specialists, and other teachers to enhance the learning experiences of gifted students in the classroom. This can include team teaching, integrated curriculum, and collaborating with other teachers and professionals.
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