Designing Gifted Education Programs and Services: From Purpose to Implementation

Designing Gifted Education Programs and Services: From Purpose to Implementation

by Scott Peters, Dina Brulles

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This book is intended to support educators in the design and implementation of comprehensive gifted education plans. From planning to actual implementation, this book takes the reader from goals and purpose to assessing student needs and program design. The authors begin with a broad overview of best practices in programming and services, highlighting connections to student needs, programming standards, and state laws. Their recommendations include philosophical, cultural, and practical considerations and data-based decision making. In this book, Peters and Brulles guide the reader through the process of determining the most optimal programming methods for schools to take based on their individual needs and circumstances. With this book, schools will be able to design and develop programs and/or services that lay the foundation necessary to ensure all students are appropriately challenged.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618216809
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 11/01/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 482,749
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dina Brulles is the Director of Gifted Education for Paradise Valley Unified School District and Coordinator of the Gifted Master's Program at Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction: The Importance of a Board-Approved Plan 1

Part I Best Practices 5

Chapter 1 Essential Elements of Gifted Education 7

Chapter 2 Understanding and Identifying Learning Needs 21

Chapter 3 Identification-What Makes It Good? 31

Chapter 4 Creating Gifted Programming 57

Chapter 5 Logistical Considerations 79

Part II District Plans 95

Introduction and Overview 96

Chapter 6 Large District in Arizona 99

Chapter 7 Mega Countywide District in Central Florida 139

Chapter 8 Small Rural District in Montana 183

Chapter 9 Medium-Sized Suburban District in Wisconsin 197

References 207

Appendix A NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12 Gifted Programming Standards 211

About the Authors 227

About the Contributors 229

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