1st Edition

A Teacher's Guide to Curriculum Design for Gifted and Advanced Learners
Advanced Content Models for Differentiating Curriculum

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after March 24, 2022
ISBN 9781646322237
March 24, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
184 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A Teacher’s Guide to Curriculum Design for Gifted and Advanced Learners provides educators with models and strategies they can easily use to create appropriately complex differentiated lessons, questions, tasks, and projects. This must-have resource for both gifted and regular education teachers:

  • Includes specific thinking models for teaching English language arts, social studies, and STEM.
  • Is ideal for teachers who are looking for ways to differentiate and design lessons for their highest achieving students.
  • Provides multiple examples of how to embed complexity within standards-based lessons.
  • Highlights units and models from Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth curriculum.
  • Helps teachers provide the necessary challenge for advanced learners to thrive.

The models have been vetted by content experts in the relevant disciplines and were designed to guide students to develop expertise within a discipline. Definitions of widely used terms, such as depth, complexity, and abstractness, are explained and linked to models within specific content areas to support common understanding and application of schoolwide differentiation strategies.

Table of Contents

1. Talent Development and the Development of Expertise and Creative Production 2. Definitions and Models for Differentiation: An Introduction 3. Models for Differentiating Instruction in English Language Arts – Literature 4. Models for Differentiating Instruction Using English Language Arts - Informational Texts 5. Models for Differentiating Instruction in Social Studies 6. Models for Differentiating Instruction in the STEM Fields 7. Models for Incorporating Visual Analysis of Art 8. Creating Interdisciplinary and Intradisciplinary Connections 9. Making Differentiation Work: Additional Considerations

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Tamra Stambaugh is Associate Professor and Margo Long Endowed Chair in Gifted Education, Whitworth University. She has over 25 years’ experience in gifted education.

Emily Mofield is Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Lipscomb University, USA. She has over 20 years’ experience teaching gifted students and leading gifted services.