1st Edition

Enrichment Activities for Gifted Students Extracurricular Academic Activities for Gifted Education

By Todd Stanley Copyright 2021
    150 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    Enrichment Activities for Gifted Students outlines a variety of extracurricular academic activities and programming options for gifted student talent development. This book:

    • Includes strategies for educators to develop enrichment programs that fit the needs of their students.
    • Provides numerous examples of nationally-recognized and easy-to-implement programs and competitions.
    • Helps promote students' academic growth.
    • Categorizes options by subject area, including math, science, technology, language arts, and social studies.
    • Categorizes options by skill type, including creative thinking, problem solving, and adaptability.

    Enrichment Activities for Gifted Students provides everything busy educators need to know about offering, funding, and supporting enrichment activities and programs that develop students' content knowledge and expertise, build valuable real-world skills, and extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom.

    Introduction CHAPTER 1 The Benefits of Academic Extracurricular Activities CHAPTER 2 English Language Arts Scholastic Art & Writing Awards WordMasters Challenge America’s Battle of the Books North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad Homegrown Idea—Creative Writing Club CHAPTER 3 Math MATHCOUNTS Continental Math League World Maths Day MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge Homegrown Idea—Stock Market Club CHAPTER 4 Science Invention Convention FIRST LEGO League Future City Competition Science Olympiad Homegrown Idea—STEM Club CHAPTER 5 Social Studies National Speech and Debate Association Mock Trial National Geographic GeoBee Model United Nations Homegrown Idea—Cultural Appreciation Club CHAPTER 6 Leadership DECA Key Club Youth and Government Business Professionals of America (BPA) Homegrown Idea—Peer Tutoring Program CHAPTER 7 Creative Thinking Chess Club Future Problem Solving Program International Destination Imagination Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Homegrown Idea—Dungeons and Dragons CHAPTER 8 Final Thoughts Epilogue Enrichment Does Not Just Mean During the School Day References About the Author


    Todd Stanley is author of seven teacher education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom and Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills.

    Another fine addition from Todd Stanley, this work is aimed at in service educators of gifted students, but could also be used by home schools, administrators and even parents to search out extracurricular activities. The work includes groups that some are nearly one hundred years old to ones that have come about in recent years. Stanley includes not only links to these groups, but explains how to set up the group and how it operates on a small scale.,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 1/30/21