1st Edition

Designing for Depth in the Classroom A Framework for Purposeful Differentiation

By Andi McNair Copyright 2023
    168 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    168 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Differentiate your gifted classroom by designing experiences instead of writing lessons plans with Designing for Depth in the Classroom: A Framework for Purposeful Differentiation.

    Addressing the specific needs of countless learners doesn’t have to be overwhelming and unsustainable! In her dynamic new book, Andi McNair guides readers through a fresh mindset and process for designing meaningful experiences that leave learners engaged, empowered, and motivated to move from surface-level learning to deep understanding. Chapters cover topics such as project-based learning, authentic engagement, supporting and encouraging learners in the classroom and beyond, and the many ways to provide depth, with space provided at the end of each chapter for reflection questions and key takeaways.

    With practical strategies, advice, and examples imparted in a refreshing conversational tone, this valuable resource is required reading for all educators interested in challenging and exciting their students in a meaningful and manageable way.

    Section I: Moving Beyond the Shore  1. Introduction  2. Intentional Differentiation  Section II: Getting on the Board  3. Meaningful and Manageable  4. Authentic Engagement  Section III: Riding the Wave  5. Designing the Experience  6. Beyond the Classroom Walls  7. Knowing What They Need  Section IV: Creating Soul Surfers  8. Providing Depth through Extension  9. Providing Extra Support through Encouragement  10. Creating the Perfect Wave  Meet the Author


    Andi McNair was a classroom teacher in public education for 16 years before pursuing her passion to change education by sharing practical ways to engage and empower today’s learners as an international speaker/consultant. She is the author of Genius Hour, Ready-to-Use Resources for Genius Hour in the Classroom, and A Meaningful Mess, and is currently a Digital Innovation and Gifted/Talented Specialist at ESC Region 12 in Waco, Texas, USA.