Gifted and Talented

Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students

Gifted students with disabilities (twice-exceptional children) need specific teaching strategies in order to find success in general education classroom settings—and in specially designed programs. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children helps teachers and administrators develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted ...

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Using the National Gifted Education Standards for Pre-K–Grade 12 Professional Development (2nd ed.)

National teacher preparation standards in gifted and talented education provide the foundation for research-based practices in gifted education and identify what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure that students with gifts and talents realize their full potential. Because the responsibility for teaching gifted learners and those with potential to achieve at high levels is often shared ...

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Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics

Diane Heacox and Richard M. Cash. Differentiation for gifted students significantly differs from the ways in which educators differentiate curriculum and instruction for other students. Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. Differentiating for them must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice. For the first ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Professional Development Kit

As with any new instructional framework, the incorporation of training is paramount to embracing all the benefits that U-STARS~PLUS provides. Containing all the components of the U-STARS~PLUS Teacher’s Set, plus a Personnel Preparation CD (not for individual sale) that contains more than 15 presentations to fully engage teachers in providing instruction that facilitates student learning “at-potential.” 2015. #P5992.  

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U-STARS~PLUS Science & Nonfiction Connections

The newest addition to the U-STARS~PLUS product line, Science & Nonfiction Connections provides educators with a complementary companion to the popular Family Science Packets and Science & Literature Connections. This new book includes over 30 lesson plans aligned with both Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, focusing on popular, current nonfiction science publications. Science & Nonfiction Connections belongs in ...

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What Really Works in Secondary Education

What Really Works in Secondary Education compiles the advice of experts who not only know the theory behind certain educational practices, but have also spent time working in the secondary classroom – making this experience available to you at any time. In each user-friendly chapter, key information on a topic vital to secondary educators is boiled down and presented in ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Science & Literature Connections

Science & Literature Connections provides an engaging way to explore scientific ideas within literacy instruction time using 32 popular children’s books. Most of the selected books are readily available and many of the books have been translated into Spanish. Science & Literature Connections is organized around Bloom’s Taxonomy to support a range of thinking levels and to scaffold learning. By ...

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U-STARS~PLUS Teacher’s Set

Start the implementation of U-STARS~PLUS, with all the tools necessary! This combined package for teachers includes one of each of the following: TOPS folder set with guide, Family Science Packets, Science & Literature Connections , and our newest U-STARS~PLUS publication, Science & Nonfiction Connections! #P5970.

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U-STARS~PLUS Family Science Packets

The Family Science Packets are organized around key science concepts that are aligned with the National Science Education Standards and are composed of two major sections: Teacher Notes and Family Science Activity. Materials for families are provided in English and Spanish on the accompanying CD. Each activity identifies processing skills critical for student advancement including formulating a hypothesis, predicting, and ...

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U-STARS~PLUS TOPS Folder with Guide

Teachers use U-STARS-PLUS TOPS Folders as a tool to help systematically observe and recognize children who have outstanding potential and who may be gifted. TOPS Folders engage teachers to make intentional and purposeful observations so that those observations can be used to provide more effective instruction and focus on individual strengths, thus reinforcing the “at-potential” mindset. TOPS Folders are organized ...

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RTI for Gifted Students: A CEC-TAG Educational Resource

RTI for Gifted Students provides a comprehensive overview of response to intervention (RTI) frameworks that include gifted students. This book incorporates national, state, and local RTI models and how gifted learners can be included within these frameworks. Specific attention is given to addressing the needs of students who are twice-exceptional and to culturally responsive practices. The book concludes with ways ...

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Special Populations in Gifted Education Diverse Backgrounds

Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students From Diverse Backgrounds brings together the leading experts in the field, who combine both knowledge of and leadership experience with gifted students from diverse backgrounds. Public schools are as diverse as ever, and as a result, historically underrepresented students need to be included in gifted education programs that serve our ...

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Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students

Alternative Assessments With Gifted and Talented Students provides a concise and thorough introduction to methods for identifying gifted students in the school setting. Including overviews of assessment tools and alternative methods of assessment, as well as pertinent discussions concerning the need to identify gifted and talented students, this book combines research and experience from top scholars in the field of ...

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