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Differentiate Instruction, Add Complexity, and Build Students' Critical Thinking Skills With the Advanced Curriculum Units From Vanderbilt University

Presenter: Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Learn from Tamra Stambaugh, coauthor/developer of the advanced curriculum units from Vanderbilt’s Programs for Talented Youth. Explore how the units support students’ acquisition of textual and media analysis skills, higher level thinking abilities, and understanding of English language arts with integration of other disciplines. Discover how to utilize the units’ analysis models to engage students’ critical thinking and to differentiate instruction by creating more complex questions and tasks. Help students to see and understand the relationships between different texts, media, and perspectives as they relate to key generalizations, and more.

This webinar was recorded on October 27, 2020.

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About the Advanced Curriculum by Vanderbilt University

The advanced curriculum units designed by Vanderbilt University's Programs for Talented Youth support students' acquisition of textual and media analysis skills, higher level thinking abilities, and understanding of English language arts and other disciplines in grades 2–8. Students are tasked with comprehending primary source documents, poetry, prose, nonfiction texts, videos, and other media; evaluating arguments; utilizing thinking and communication skills; and connecting conceptual generalizations from crosscurricular themes. Learn more.


About the Presenter

Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D., is an associate research professor of special education and director of Programs for Talented Youth (PTY) at Vanderbilt University. She holds a Ph.D. in education policy, planning, and leadership with an emphasis on gifted education and instructional supervision. Learn more.


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