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Curriculum And Instruction For Gifted And Talented Learners

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This course focuses on the theory, research, standards, and practices necessary to adapt, develop, and sustain high quality curriculum and instruction for diverse gifted and talented learners. Participants examine strategies to enhance acceleration, depth, and complexity of learning. Participants explore creative student products, the use of technology, assessment, differentiation, collaboration, enrichment, and higher order processing skills in curriculum and instruction for highly able students.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Language Arts and Social Studies

    • Analyze accelerated, compacted, and differentiated language arts and social studies instruction for gifted and talented learners.
    • Compare collaborative and individual learning opportunities for gifted and talented learners in language arts and social studies.
    • Identify elements of exceptional language arts and social studies curricula for gifted and talented learners.
    • Examine sophisticated and novel texts and materials for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.

    Assessment

    • Describe the role of testing and assessment in gifted education.
    • Compare assessments for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners in core subjects.
    • Explain ways to use assessment data to collaborate with families and administrators to impact gifted education.
    • Align assessment for gifted and talented learners with relevant standards and curricula.

    Review

    • All course objectives apply.

    Framework for Gifted Curriculum and Instruction

    • Evaluate gifted and talented curriculum and instruction using evidence from current theory, standards, and research.
    • Examine evidence-based strategies for accelerated, deep, and complex learning.
    • Identify meaningful activities that require the use of higher order processing skills and concept development.
    • Identify creative student products for gifted and talented learners.

    Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Describe a learning environment for gifted and talented learners that is socially and emotionally safe, as well as academically challenging.
    • Identify curricula for gifted and talented learners that incorporates technology that differentiates, advances, and enriches learning.
    • Identify resources for the families and teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.
    • Evaluate texts and materials to enrich instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.

    Mathematics and Science

    • Identify elements of exceptional mathematics and science curricula for gifted and talented learners.
    • Integrate STEAM content into curricula for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.
    • Examine accelerated, compacted, and differentiated mathematics and science instruction for gifted and talented learners.
    • Compare collaborative and individual learning opportunities for gifted and talented learners in mathematics and science.
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