Identifying Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593630034
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Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guideoffers up-to-date information for building an effective, defensible identification process. It acts as a hands-on, research-based guide for identifying gifted and talented children. Designed for practicing professionals such as teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators who must make decisions daily about identifying and serving gifted and talented students, this book acts as a handbook for establishing procedures that are effective in identifying gifted and talented students from diverse backgrounds. Topics include: definitions, models, and characteristics of gifted students; qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment; culturally fair and nonbiased assessment; a complete summary of all major assessment instruments, including scoring information, reliability, norming information, and validity; making decisions about placement; and evaluating the effectiveness of identification procedures. This book should be very helpful to practitioners in establishing procedures that are effective in identifying gifted and talented students.

Identifying Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
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ISBN: 9781593637019
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The newly revised "Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide" is aligned with both the updated National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Pre-K-12 Gifted Program Standards and the NAGC and The Association for the Gifted, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC-TAG) professional development standards. This book is relevant in any state or setting that intends to meet these national standards and uses multiple assessments to identify gifted students within an increasingly diverse population. Designed for practicing professionals such as teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators, "Identifying Gifted Students" addresses definitions, models, and characteristics of gifted students; qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment; culturally fair and non-biased assessment; and how to evaluate the effectiveness of identification procedures. In addition, the book provides a complete summary of all major assessment instruments, including scoring information, reliability, and validity.

Helping Gifted Children Soar

Author: Carol Ann Strip
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707413
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A guide to the many issues gifted children face that offers parents and teachers advice on identifying gifted children, helping them get the most of classroom programs, forming parent support groups, meeting social and emotional needs, and choosing the appropriate curriculum.

Assessment Of Giftedness A Concise And Practical Guide Second Edition

Author: Julie Lamb Milligan
Publisher: YBK Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0982401299
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SECOND EDITION What tests are used to identify giftedness? How are decisions made about placement and services after a battery of tests have been administered? Beyond standardized testing, how do students qualify for services? A guide for parents, teachers, and university students seeking to identify and/or work with the gifted. It conveys: a history of assessing and identifying giftedness traditional and non-traditional measures for identifying the gifted procedures and test instruments used for appropriate and accurate assessment guidance for identifying giftedness among subpopulations methods for recognizing giftedness in the primary grades the importance of classroom teachers in the assessment process It also provides: many practical classroom ideas and activities for nurturing potential giftedness an Activity Book for students and teachers for each chapter About the author: Julie Lamb Milligan is a professor at Arkansas State University. She was for eighteen years a teacher and administrator in school districts throughout Arkansas before becoming a professor of education at the university. Dr. Milligan's Ph.D. in gifted education and curriculum and instruction is from Kent State University. In the past decade she has published numerous articles in professional journals and publications that concern themselves with educating the gifted.

Science Education For Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631677
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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Readerseries brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. A differentiated curriculum for gifted science students needs to be organized around basic scientific principles that require more advanced levels of thinking and complex processes. Many of the authors provide units of study and specific lessons that model best practices in teaching science. Science Education for Gifted Studentsbegins with creative ways to engage children in the primary years, thus ensuring that they develop a love of science that will last a lifetime. Subsequent chapters deal with acceleration and enrichment in the sciences, including instructional units on magnetic levitation, integrating science and physical education, and real-world archaeology.

Math Education For Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631669
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For the first time, the "Gifted Child Today Reader" series brings together the best articles published in "Gifted Child Today," the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in the series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Given gifted students' accelerated and intuitive thought processes regarding mathematics, teachers need to design differentiated curricula and use strategies that increase the complexity and pace of instruction. The authors provide some specific strategies for both organizing a gifted program and teaching mathematically gifted students in either the general education classroom or in special settings. "Math Education for Gifted Students" offers information about how to differentiate for mathematically gifted students, as well as tried-and-true instructional strategies to employ, including tiered lessons, distance learning, and activities combining architecture and math.

Educating Gifted Students In Middle School

Author: Susan Rakow
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ISBN: 9781593636982
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Understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students in middle school offers unique challenges. This newly revised and expanded second edition of "Educating Gifted Students in Middle School" updates the practical information about meeting these needs offered in the award-winning 2004 edition. A new chapter on the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) areas as well as a completely revised chapter on English/language arts for gifted and advanced learners in the middle grades are key components of the new edition. The impact of current reform movements, Response to Intervention, new relevant research, updated information on middle school boys and other special populations, changing middle grade configurations, and 21st century skills are added to the already thorough discussions of the first edition. Resources, references, and suggested curriculum materials have all been updated. The focus of this second edition continues to be on helping teachers, administrators, and parents to understand gifted middle school students, implement effective program models, define the role of the gifted teacher, identify best practices for the classroom, and apply curriculum ideas that are effective and research-based. "Educating Gifted Students in Middle School" focuses on creative, practical, and realistic school solutions that create a vital and responsive school community for all students.

Teaching Strategies In Gifted Education

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631707
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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Readerseries brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Teaching Strategies in Gifted Educationoffers practical advice about teaching gifted kids. This book offers specific teaching strategies such as divergent-thinking instruction and independent study. The book also covers differentiated curriculum, classroom management, dealing with underachievement, and professional development and total school improvement. In implementing a differentiated curriculum, the authors recommend a variety of grouping arrangements and school or classroom management strategies. Strategies including counseling, the Trifocal Model, an integrated systems approach, behavioral contracts, and motivating activities are suggested for gifted students. Implementation of a quality differentiated curriculum depends on quality teachers.

Fundamentals Of Gifted Education

Author: Carolyn M. Callahan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136946438
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The field of gifted education is characterized by a confusing array of perspectives concerning such fundamental issues as definition, philosophy, curriculum, social and emotional development, and underserved populations. The mission of this book is to provide a coherent framework that instructors and service providers can use in planning effective programs, providing appropriate counseling services, and evaluating programs for the gifted. Most sections are organized around fundamental issues confronting the field and follow a common structure: an introductory chapter that provides historical and theoretical background and organizing questions followed by several point-of-view chapters written by experts that provide varied perspectives on the topic at hand. Distinguishing Features Comprehensive Coverage – The book’s forty-five manageable-length chapters cover the full range of topics that must be considered in planning programs and services for gifted students both within and outside of school. Coherent Structure – Section introductions provide background information and organizing questions to guide chapter authors who provide varying views of the issue at hand. The emphasis is not on the "right way" or the "wrong way" (except when clearly documented bad practice is discussed), but on how best practice stems from well-informed and logical decision-making. Decision Making Focus – The book’s introductory chapter addresses the need for a clearly developed and consistently applied set of values to guide decision making. Likewise, each section introduction includes a decision making framework regarding some aspect of educating, counseling, or parenting gifted students. This book is appropriate for introductory level courses in gifted education or courses in program development and planning. It is also suitable for school personnel responsible for making program planning decisions in the area of gifted education and for academic libraries with holdings in this area.