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6 Resources for Improving Equity in Gifted Programs
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, February 03, 2021 by Andilynn Feddeler
One of the most pervasive issues in gifted education is the lack of accessibility and opportunity for students with nontraditional backgrounds. Improving equity and diversity in gifted programs starts with coordinators, administrators, and educators recognizing underrepresentation and evaluating their own understanding of culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners. Underrepresentation in gifted education can be addressed—and these resources can help coordinators take those first steps. read more...
6 STEM Resources for Teaching Young Learners
PUBLISHED: Monday, February 01, 2021 by Andilynn Feddeler
These books introduce STEM skills to young learners through guided investigations, engineering experiments, and creative problem-solving challenges. read more...
Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students: Author Q&A
PUBLISHED: Monday, January 25, 2021 by Andilynn Feddeler
The second edition of Understanding the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students presents a comprehensive treatment of social and emotional development in high-ability learners. Learn more about the book and the social and emotional characteristics and behaviors of gifted students in this interview with the author, Thomas P. Hébert, Ph.D. read more...
Build Affective Skills With the Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Andilynn Feddeler
The Affective Jacob’s Ladder Reading Comprehension Program uses a models approach to scaffold student learning and promote inquiry-based discussions of texts. This series of Jacob’s Ladder focuses specifically on supporting advanced students’ social-emotional needs through the discussion of reading selections in the following genres: short stories and media, poetry, and speeches, essays, and biographies. Complete sets are available for each grade level, which include the teacher’s guide and 5 copies of each companion student workbook. read more...
A Case for Performance-Based Assessment
PUBLISHED: Monday, January 11, 2021 by Todd Stanley
It seems there is an objective multiple-choice test for everything. If you want to get into college, you often have to take the SAT/ACT. If you want to be a doctor or lawyer, you have to take the boards or pass the bar. Even if you want to drive, you must first take a pencil-to-paper test where you determine which of four letters is more attractive than the others. The interesting aspect about all of these is that in order to be successful in the field in which you took a test, it comes down to performance. You can score very high on the SAT or ACT, but in college you have to show up to the classes and perform in order to have success. read more...
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