Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom
by Susan Winebrenner. 2005. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publisher.  230 pages.

Course Description

This teacher professional development course addresses the numerous issues and content utilized for teaching gifted learners in K-12 educational settings. It identifies ways of helping teachers enhance the general classroom content for gifted learners. The book provides strategies to modify and implement lessons for challenging students of all ages and contents areas. Methods for enhancing creative and critical thinking skills as well as effective teaching strategies for subject areas are presented. Educators will research this topic and develop a written application essay or a unit /lesson plans or activity/project for classroom implementation.

Course Objectives

  1. Educators will explore what it means to be a gifted learner, how to create a successful program and the basic beliefs and background about the education of gifted learners.
  1. Participants will review the categories of academically, intellectually and creative thinking giftedness. The areas of visual, performing arts and psychomotor giftedness are defined. Using contracts and customizing strategies for differentiation are presented.
  1. Educators will examine issues such as underachievement, barriers to providing support for the gifted student and to understand this complex topic and for personalizing the program curriculum for gifted learners.
  1. Participants will be presented with eleven ways to differentiate instruction for gifted learners such as organization, teacher and student roles, techniques and strategies, special assignments and evaluation.
  1. Educators will learn about rubrics, instruction, enrichment and advanced placement strategies or for classroom implementation. Parenting Issues are also presented.

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

Introduction: Teaching vs Learning – The Mystery of the Gifted Underachiever

1 Characteristics of Gifted Students

  1. Gifted Students Identify Themselves
  2. Compacting and Differentiation for Skill Work
  3. Compacting and Differentiation in Content Areas
  4. Extending Reading and Writing Instruction
  5. Planning Curriculum for all Students to Save Time
  6. I’m Done: Now What Should I do?
  7. Grouping Gifted Students for Learning
  8. Et Cetera: Related Issues
  9. Parenting Gifted Children
Writing Assignments

Read the book Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom by Susan Winebrenner. Write chapter Reviews/Reflections for each of the chapters in the book. Research this topic and then write a Research Article Review regarding the issues related of gifted kids. Then develop a lesson/unit plan or a project/activity using the concepts in the book. Write a two-page Final Application Essay reviewing key concepts from the book. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings
2. Chapter reviews
3. Research article review.
4. Application essay
5. Project or activity (APA or MA writing style format.)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

$395

3 Credits

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Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

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