5 Tools for Building and Evaluating Gifted Programs
5 Tools for Building and Evaluating Gifted Programs
PUBLISHED: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 by Andilynn Feddeler

Creating effective gifted programs is crucial to the success of advanced learners, but it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to identifying needs and implementing programming. Whether looking to build a gifted program from the ground up or make improvements to existing services, administrators and gifted coordinators can find the resources they need in these comprehensive books. 

  • Gifted Program Evaluation (2nd ed.) is designed to assist administrators in designing, conducting, and reporting on an evaluation of their gifted programs. The book provides all of the tools to assist evaluators, including an in-depth description of how to conduct a program evaluation, the mechanics of collecting and analyzing a variety of different data sources, and how to organize, write, and share the findings. 

  • Beyond Gifted Education offers a modern vision of programs and services for gifted and talented students. The authors lead readers through the process of identifying needs, responding with programming, and then finding students who are well-suited for and would benefit from advanced academic programming. 

  • Designing Gifted Education Programs and Services is intended to support educators in the design and implementation of comprehensive gifted education plans. From planning to actual implementation, this book takes the reader from goals and purpose to assessing student needs and program design. With this book, schools will be able to design and develop programs and/or services that lay the foundation necessary to ensure all students are appropriately challenged.

  • Enhancing and Expanding Gifted Programs offers an innovative, field-tested approach to programming for gifted and talent development. This how-to manual for building an effective program deals with four practical levels of gifted education services. The authors explain each level, offer real-world examples and specific suggestions for programming, and describe many additional resources. 

  • Effective Program Practices for Underserved Gifted Students identifies and discusses three broad areas of effective practices: differentiation, acceleration, and enrichment. In addition, practical ideas, sample lessons, and two units are provided in an effort to assist busy professionals with implementing effective practices with their students. 

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