Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

The 2016-2018 Professional Learning Series: Curriculum Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Learners is provided in partnership with Gateways Education. The ‘Train the Trainer’ model of professional learning will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to optimise the educational opportunities for gifted and talented students. The program will promote the development, implementation and evaluation of appropriate identification and educational programs for gifted students and effective classroom pedagogies, including those of problem solving skills, critical and creative thinking skills.

Session Topic/s
Term 1, 2016 Understanding gifted learners: Definitions, Characteristics and Strategies for identification of giftedness in independent schools – planning the way forward.
Term 2, 2016 Developing differentiated curriculum using conceptual frameworks, inquiry based learning and the Australian curriculum outcomes – Part One
Term 3, 2016 Developing differentiated curriculum using conceptual frameworks, inquiry based learning and the Australian curriculum outcomes – Part Two
Term 4, 2016 Assessment: Issues and approaches in the use of summative and formative assessment with gifted leaners
Term 1, 2017 Programs for gifted learners: why is grouping and acceleration important?
Term 2, 2017 Twice Exceptional and Underachieving gifted students: identifying and catering for their needs.
Term 3, 2017 Case management approaches for gifted learners. The use of IEPs and ILPs as a program strategies.
Term 4, 2017 Developing differentiated teaching and learning activities using critical and creative thinking strategies.
Term 1, 2018 Learning styles and curriculum differentiation: implications and strategies for the gifted learner
Term 2, 2018 Evaluating your gifted program – Part One
Term 3, 2018 Evaluating your gifted program – Part Two
Term 4, 2018 Action research and planning your way forward.

Articles

Article One_What is concept-based curriculum and instruction

Article Two_Learning by Design_Knowledge Processes

Article Three_Essential Understandings

Article Four_Gaining Clarity on our Goals – Wiggens and McTighe

Article Five_Effective curriculum and instructional models – VanTassel-Baska

Carol Ann Tomlinson – Article – Quality Curriculum and Instruction for Highly Able Students

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