NAGC Book of the Year Award Winners 2017
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Curriculum Compacting and Breaking Through! Win Inaugural NAGC Book of the Year Awards

AUSTIN, Texas—Prufrock Press’s Curriculum Compacting and Breaking Through! have been announced as two of the 2017 National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Book of the Year Award winners. The books were named in the Practitioner and Parent/Caregiver categories, respectively.

Curriculum Compacting

Curriculum Compacting: A Guide to Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction Through Enrichment and Acceleration (2nd ed.), by Sally M. Reis, Ph.D., Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D., and Deborah E. Burns, Ph.D., introduces the strategies that teachers need to understand to implement curriculum compacting. One of the most well-researched and commonly used ways of differentiating instruction to challenge advanced learners, curriculum compacting enables teachers to streamline the regular curriculum, ensure students’ mastery of basic skills, and provide time for stimulating enrichment and acceleration activities.

Breaking Through

In Breaking Through!: Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, by Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., Elizabeth K. Lawner, and Susan Matloff-Nieves, parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas. The book features real-life stories from girls and women, as well as topics including how role models can make a difference, finding nonstereotypical toys, and taking trips that inspire STEM discovery and engagement.

The NAGC Book of the Year Award recognizes excellence in books published in gifted and talented education in three categories—Scholar, Practitioner, and Parent/Caregiver. Books are evaluated based on five criteria—utility, relevance, innovation, understanding of content or issue, and evidence provided to support the text or ideas. For more information about the award, visit the NAGC website.

For more information about Prufrock Press or to view sample pages and chapters from all of its award-winning books, please visit Prufrock Press’s website.

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