Information for Teachers



Gifted Mind

Resources for teachers to differentiate instruction for advanced students:

Using flexible pacing:

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/eric/e464.html


Using tiered assignments:

http://www.wisconsinrticenter.org/assets/files/Family%20Engagement%20Module/Activity%203a_Tiered_Assignments.pdf


Engaging students in mathematical discourse:

http://www.gettingsmart.com/2015/09/talking-math-how-to-engage-students-in-mathematical-discourse/


Using choice boards:

 https://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards


Using Socratic Seminar:

 https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/angela-bunyi/higher-order-comprehension-the-power-of-socratic-seminar/

http://www.criticalthinking.org/TGS_files/SocraticQuestioning2006.pdf

http://www.trigonweb.com/dowload/SOCRATIC%20QUESTIONS.pdf

http://courses.cs.vt.edu/cs2104/Summer12/Notes/SocraticQ.pdf


Using role play:

http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/roleplaying/whatis.html

 http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Kodotchigova-RolePlay.html


Using simulations:

http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/curr391.shtml


Using independent study:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265240722_Teaching_Gifted_Students_Through_Independent_Study

http://mikegershon.com/independent-learning-classroom/

https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ803367


Using an inquiry-based model:

https://www.edutopia.org/practice/wildwood-inquiry-based-learning-developing-student-driven-questions

http://www.thespec.com/videopopup/5542839?popUp=true

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/lp_math1.html

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/lp_social1.html


Using reciprocal teaching:

http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/reciprocal_teaching


Using cooperative learning:

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ746306.pdf

http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/nclb/title_iii/4cooperative-learning.pdf


Using the Maker Model to differentiate process, content, or product:

https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/pdf/extension_mod5_primary.pdf


Videos on Differentiation posted by the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia:

http://differentiationcentral.com/videos/


Video on the importance of enrichment for gifted students:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Iq6c-wEN_8


National Association for Gifted Children position paper:

http://www.nagc.org/sites/default/files/Position%20Statement/Differentiating%20Curriculum%20and%20Instruction.pdf


Differentiation strategies recommended by the North Carolina Department of Education:

http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/curriculum/whatworks.pdf


Curriculum compacting for advanced learners based upon Renzulli research:

http://gifted.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/961/2015/01/Curriculum_Compacting.pdf

http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/compacting_for_at_risk/

http://gifted.uconn.edu/schoolwide-enrichment-model/curriculum_compacting/


Ideas on differentiating math and science:

http://educationnorthwest.org/sites/default/files/12.99.pdf

Promoting creativity in the classroom:

https://litemind.com/scamper/

http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/practice/

http://www.ergen.gr/files/Creativity_And_Problem_Solving.pdf

http://web.stanford.edu/group/ree/archives/archive07/usa/notes/2004-897_Final.pdf

http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/30-things-you-can-do-to-promote-creativity-in-your-classroom/

http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=1037

http://www.cdl.org/articles/teaching-for-creativity-two-dozen-tips/

http://www.teachersfirst.com/ISTECRe8/flu.cfm

http://www.teachersfirst.com/ISTECRe8/flx.cfm

http://www.teachersfirst.com/ISTECRe8/orig.cfm

http://www.teachersfirst.com/ISTECRe8/elab.cfm

http://creativethinking.net/?s=metaphorical+thinking#sthash.S2CDmT38.uh14yiZe.dpbs

http://creativethinking.net/exercises/#sthash.2LZeQyj7.DTVcsN09.dpbs

 

Brainstorming to generate radical, creative ideas:

https://www.mindtools.com/brainstm.html

 

Mindset diagram based on the work of Dweck:

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/106218/Nigel-Holmes-Mindset-Diagram-from-the-work-of-Dr-Carol-Dweck.pdf

 

Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences:

http://www.institute4learning.com/resources/articles/multiple-intelligences/


Adapting Instruction to Multiple Intelligences:

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/adapting-instruction-multiple-intelligences/


Rubric for conceptual thinking complexity and content depth:

http://www.bertiekingore.com/Kingore-Rigor4.pdf


Advice from Johns Hopkins University School of Education on planning for cultural differences:

http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/strategies/topics/Learning%20Styles/diversity.html


Survival guide for teachers of gifted students/General ideas for gifted lessons:

https://www.freespirit.com/files/original/Survival-Guide-Teacher-Gifted-Kids-preview-1.pdf

http://www.exquisite-minds.com/gifted-resources-lessons-and-curriculum/

https://www.scribd.com/document/15671854/Open-Doors-handbook-for-Giftedness


Explicitly teaching thinking skills:

http://nrcgt.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/953/2015/04/rm06218.pdf

 

Templeton National Report on Acceleration: A Nation Deceived

 http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/Nation_Deceived/

 

On the importance of social competence:

 http://illinoisearlylearning.org/faqs/socialcomp.htm

 

Interest inventories:

 https://education.fcps.org/gtdiff/Interest/LearningProfiles

 

Developing leadership in students:

 http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ682651.pdf

 

Career exploration activities:

 http://blog.connectionsacademy.com/simple-career-awareness-activities-and-resources-for-kids/

 http://vacareerview.org/pro/toolkits/toolkits/exploring-career-clusters

 http://www.okcareertech.org/educators/career-and-academic-connections/career-information-resources/elementary-career-development-lessons

 https://jobs.utah.gov/wi/pubs/employmentcounselors/holland.pdf

 http://www.learningforlife.org/wp-content/documents/Career-Exploration-Lessons-for-Sixth-and-Seventh-Grades.pdf

 https://www.careerkey.org/choose-a-career/

 

Duke Tip Enrichment Activities:

 https://tip.duke.edu/node/659

 

Article on gifted girls:

 https://lahjakkaatlapset.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/what-happens-to-gifted-girls.pdf

 

Effects of Poverty:

 http://www.apa.org/pi/families/poverty.aspx

 

Gifted underachievement:

 http://www.sylviarimm.com/article_brightkids.html

 http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/underachievement.htm

 https://tip.duke.edu/node/817

 
Signs of learning disabilities:

 https://www.helpguide.org/articles/learning-disabilities/learning-disabilities-and-disorders.htm

 

Structures to deal with emotional intelligence:

 https://www.kaganonline.com/free_articles/dr_spencer_kagan/278/Kagan-Structures-for-Emotional-Intelligence

 

Addressing students with intense emotions:

 http://www.davidsongifted.org/Search-Database/entry/A10172

 

On depression and gifted adolescents:

http://sengifted.org/depressive-disorder-in-highly-gifted-adolescents/

 http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/depression.htm

 

Incorporating systematic risk taking to counteract perfectionism:

 http://northerncoloradogtparents.wikispaces.com/file/view/Neihart.pdf

 

Helping students deal with stress:

 http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED321493.pdf

 https://expertbeacon.com/teaching-gifted-students-stress-management-skills-combat-stress#.VMfRYC5rNC8

 

Advocating for high ability learners:

 http://www.nagc.org/get-involved/advocate-high-ability-learners?id=538

 

RTI for gifted students:

http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/mar10/vol52/num03/Q$A@-A-Conversation-with-Tamara-Fisher.aspx

http://www.center.k12.co.us/gt/cde%20gifted%20in%20rti%20framework.pdf


Diversity characteristics of gifted students:

http://www.gtequity.org/docs/opt/varied_faces.pdf


Promoting equity:

http://www.civicenterprises.net/medialibrary/docs/achievement_trap.pdf

http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/Nation_Deceived/ND_v1.pdf

http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/Nation_Empowered/ne_poster.pdf


Continuation of services template:

http://www.westlake.k12.oh.us/departments/academicservices/gsc/Documents/Gifted%20Study%20Committee/ContinuumOfServicesTemplate.pdf


Writing EPs for gifted students:

http://www.bensalemgifted.org/files/SampleGiftedIndividualizedEducationPlan-GIEP-Sample.pdf

https://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/_documents/resources/articles/individualinstructionplan.pdf

http://iu19giftednetwork.wikispaces.com/file/view/Guide+to+Goals+and+Objectives.pdf

http://www.westminsterpublicschools.org/cms/lib03/CO01001133/Centricity/Domain/21/Support%20Document%20for%20Advanced%20Learning%20Plans.pdf

 

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