The newly revised and updated fourth edition of Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted is an excellent introduction to gifted education and real-world learning. The chapters of this comprehensive textbook are written by respected leaders in the field of gifted education. The authors review the unique needs of gifted learners and give current information on instructional planning and evaluation, strategies for best practices, and ongoing enhancement and support of gifted programs. Chapters include topics such as differentiated curricular design, extending learning through research, writing challenging instructional units, and developing leadership skills and innovative thinkers. Instructional practices such as problem-based learning, technology literacy, independent study, simulation and gaming, and more are addressed. A special focus is given to using the Gifted Education Programming Standards and Common Core State Standards. The fourth edition provides updated information on funding sources and public relations strategies for gifted education programs. It also includes updated lists of books, teaching materials, websites, and other resources for teachers of the gifted.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction To The Fourth Edition Section I: Changing Forces In Education Chapter 1 Gifted Education Programming Standards Chapter 2 Common Core State Standards and Gifted Education Section Ii: Overview Of Characteristics And Needs Of Gifted Learners Chapter 3 Characteristics of Gifted Learners: Varied, Diverse, and Complex Section Iii: Instructional Planning And Evaluation Chapter 4 An Analysis of Gifted Education Curriculum Models Chapter 5 Differentiation of Processes for the Gifted Chapter 6 Product Development for Gifted Students Chapter 7 Differentiating the Learning Environment Chapter 8 Writing Units That Remove the Learning Ceiling Chapter 9 Making the Grade or Achieving the Goal?: Evaluating Learner and Program Outcomes in Gifted Education Section Iv: Strategies For Best Practice Chapter 10 Teaching Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills in Gifted Education Chapter 11 Cultivating Creative Thinking Chapter 12 Developing Research Skills in Gifted Learners Chapter 13 Adapting Problem-Based Learning for Gifted Students Chapter 14 Teaching Gifted Students Through Independent Study Chapter 15 Affective Education: Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students in the Classroom Chapter 16 Developing the Leadership Potential of Gifted Students Chapter 17 Extending Learning Through Mentorships Chapter 18 Teaching Through Simulation and Gaming for the Gifted Chapter 19 Creating a Sustainable Digital Ecosystem for the Gifted Education Classroom Section V: Supporting And Enhancing Gifted Programs Chapter 20 Public Relations and Advocacy for the Gifted Chapter 21 Getting What You Need: Locating and Obtaining Money and Other Resources About The Editors About The Authors Index
Frances A. Karnes is professor of curriculum, instruction, and special education at The University of Southern Mississippi. She is widely known for her teaching, research, publications, innovative program developments, and service activities in gifted education and leadership training.
Suzanne M. Bean is a Project Manager at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University. Prior to her work at MSU she worked for 35 years as a teacher, faculty member, and leader in education, working in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, non-profit community agencies, and businesses across Mississippi.