Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners A Guidebook for Gifted Education
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Description: THE comprehensive guide to establishing or strengthening a gifted program! Whether you are developing a new program from the ground up or need to restructure an existing one, Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners will help you every step of the way with detailed guidelines, practical tips, templates, action plans, and suggestions for strategic planning teams as well as for the sole practitioner. Consolidating the sage advice and up-to-date research of 29 leaders in the field, this comprehensive and highly practical guide takes the guesswork out of providing appropriate services and programming for high-ability students from elementary through high school. Each chapter addresses a key feature of gifted programming, from identification to evaluation and advocacy, and includes Definition, Rationale, and Guiding Principles of the key feature Attributes That Define High Quality for assessing effectiveness Flawed Example of the key feature and strategies to improve the example Revised Example, illustrating implementation of high-quality attributes Strategic Plan for Designing or Remodeling the key feature, delineating the steps involved Template for Getting Started, helping you take the first steps of a complex process Must-Read Resources Informed planning allows you to tailor services to the specific needs of your students, whether youre in a rural, urban, or suburban community. Superintendents, administrators, teachers, and advocates will find Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners invaluable in defending, developing, and monitoring high quality gifted services and programs.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/11/2005
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
|About the Editors|
|Identifying Students' Cognitive and Affective Needs|
|Developing a Mission Statement on the Educational Needs of Gifted and Talented Students|
|Developing a Definition of Giftedness|
|Providing Programs for Special Populations of Gifted and Talented Students|
|Constructing Identification Procedures|
|Articulating Gifted Education Program Goals|
|Comprehensive Program Design|
|Curriculum for Gifted Education Students|
|Developing Services That Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children|
|Creating a Comprehensive and Defensible Budget for Gifted Programs and Services|
|Selecting Learning Resources in the Education of the Gifted|
|Managing a Communication Initiative in Gifted Education|
|Roles, Responsibilities, and Professional Qualifications of Key Personnel for Gifted Education Services|
|Designing a Professional Development Plan|
|Developing a Plan for Evaluating a Program in Gifted Education|
|Connecting Program Design and District Policies|
|Aligning Gifted Education Services With General Education|
|Planning for Advocacy|
|State Policies in Gifted Education|
|Using Scientifically-Based Research to Make Decisions About Gifted Education Programs, Services, and Resources|
|Strategic Planning and Gifted Programs|
|Appendix: Establishing a Gifted Education Advisory Committee|