4 Classroom Resources for Engaging Gifted Students in Authentic Learning
4 Classroom Resources for Engaging Gifted Students in Authentic Learning
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 by Andilynn Feddeler

These valuable resources offer information, strategies, and tips and tools for bringing authentic learning to the classroom through passion projects, problem-based learning, enrichment activities, and more. 

  • 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.

  • The Interest-Based Learning Coach is an easy-to-read guide that features a step-by-step plan for managing Genius Hour, passion projects, Makerspaces, and more. Chapters also include techniques for helping students identify their interests, frame their goals and questions, create project plans and timelines, self-assess their progress, and share their work with real-world audiences.

  • Authentic Learning offers teaching strategies that allow educators to provide students with authentic learning experiences that they can apply to their lives in school—and beyond. Strategies include project-based learning, problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, and simulations.

  • Ready-to-Use Resources for Genius Hour in the Classroom provides practical advice and a wealth of hands-on resources for teachers to implement Genius Hour, or passion projects, in the classroom. Through the tools and tips provided, teachers will see Genius Hour as more than an hour, more than a strategy or activity separate from the regular curriculum.