Author: Bronwyn MacFarlane, Ph.D.
Product Code: 4324
ISBN: 9781618214324
Pages: 150
Availability: In stock.

STEM Education for High-Ability Learners: Designing and Implementing Programming focuses on the rigorous articulation of quality STEM education programming to develop STEM talent among high-ability and gifted learners. The intent of this book is to provide a comprehensive resource for educators designing and implementing each of the supports within STEM education by providing a discussion of each critical component for inclusion in a planned, coherent, and high-quality sequenced system. This edited volume provides a cutting-edge discussion of best practices for delivering STEM education by experts in the field. The contributing authors provide a differentiated discussion and recommendations for the learning experiences of gifted students in STEM education programs.


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Review by: Jeanna Heuring, Roeper Review - January 1, 2018
There are many books and resources available on this hot topic, but few are specifically geared toward the nature and needs of gifted students. That is where STEM Education for High-Ability Learners appears as a beacon of hope for those working with gifted youth. . . . The content within each chapter is relevant to the specific areas in which educators and administrators are often seeking guidance and direction. The authors provide valuable, practical examples of successful programs, products, strategies, and systems currently being used to meet the needs of gifted learners. . . . This text is a refreshing addition to the field of STEM education for high-ability learners.
Review: Gifted Child Today - January 10, 2017
This edited work includes contributions by well-known authors and researchers in gifted education and related fields, providing valuable perspectives and a multitude of ideas for offering a continuum of services designed to develop the talents of promising students in STEM fields.
Review by: Colby Tofel-Grehl & David Feldon, Teachers College Record - September 7, 2016
[T]he book is well structured, easy to read, and acts as a catalyst for substantive discussion about engaging gifted learners in rich STEM learning opportunities. While broken into two parts, the book is structured so that readers can easily navigate across these major areas and apply the information across them. Understanding what research identifies as best practices for high-ability learners is essential for developing the best quality programs to serve students. District and school administrators would be well served to use this text in their discussions about program development. The ability to cross fertilize program development practicalities with research findings makes STEM Education for High-Ability Learners a compelling read and useful tool for any school, teacher, or administrator.
Review by: Jennifer Pritchard, National Science Teachers Association - April 19, 2016

Whether you are a formal or informal science teacher, a parent, or an interested science education reader, there will be something in this book that piques your interest. From thinking about the importance of learning a second language, to how to encourage students to be consumers of math so their interest and development opportunities are not lost, to why biographies are an important tool for helping students see scientists as real people, this book provides a good overview of the multifaceted issues educators should keep in mind when providing a well-balanced education for high-ability learners.

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