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Independent Study for Gifted Learners

by Susan K. Johnsen Krystal Goree

Independent study is one of the most frequently recommended instructional strategies for differentiating and individualizing instruction for gifted students. When compared to learning styles of more average students, gifted students like instructional strategies that emphasize independence such as in-depth study and discussion. Allow your gifted students to study a high-interest topic with depth and complexity. This book offers the advice you need to help your gifted students explore important content and show their learning in creative and innovative ways. From selecting a topic, to using innovative research strategies, to reporting results in an interesting way, this book shows you how to help your students succeed at independent study. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.

RtI for Gifted Students: A Cec-tag Educational Resource

by Mary Ruth Coleman Susan K. Johnsen

RtI for Gifted Students provides a comprehensive overview of Response to Intervention (RtI) frameworks that include gifted students. One of the books featured in the CEC-TAG Educational Resource series, the book incorporates national, state, and local RtI models and how gifted learners can be included within these frameworks. Specific attention is given to addressing the needs of students who are twice-exceptional and to culturally responsive practices. The book concludes with ways of assessing a school's RtI model and challenges for using RtI in gifted education.

Using the National Gifted Education Standards for Teacher Preparation

by Jennifer Jolly Joyce Vantassel-Baska Susan K. Johnsen Cheryll M. Adams Alicia Cotabish Debbie Dailey Ann Robinson Jane Clarenbach

This guidebook helps university personnel design or revise teacher preparation courses in gifted education to align with the new standards required by NCATE for program accreditation.

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