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Curricular & Instructional Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students

Student Outcomes & Advocating and Communicating Effectively

Jen Chiwaki

on 22 May 2015

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Transcript of Curricular & Instructional Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students

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Jen Chiwaki
Curricular and Instructional
Strategies for Teaching
Gifted Students

Guide selection
of content,
and materials
Provide instructional intent and sets high expectations
Provide accountability for following state mandated learner
recognize the importance of
student outcomes in Gifted Education.

be able to explain the various approaches to developing learner outcomes in curriculum development.

be familiar with the development, content, and state requirements of an Educational Plan (EP).
Student Outcomes
Communicating and
Advocating Effectively

Topic 10
Student Outcomes
Lesson Goals & Key Concepts:
By the end of this lesson, you should...
Delineate and clarify student expectations
Why should we be concerned with
Student Outcomes?
Provide focus for evaluating learner mastery of skills and content.
Educational Plan

A written plan for each student who is identified as eligible for gifted education services. EPs are developed for students identified solely as gifted.
Think of it as a "road map" for the gifted student.
Referral for individual
of first EP
for placement...
of new EP...
Guide assessment process by deciding what learning goals are valued
Guide selection of key activities, materials, and state suggested strategies for gifted learners
District/School Level Student Outcomes
Curriculum Development
Classroom Level Student Outcomes
Lesson/Learning Goals
Formative & Summative Assessments
Individual Student Outcomes
Educational Plan (EP)
understand the importance of knowledgeable, articulate, and supportive teachers in Gifted Education.

be aware of the necessity to collaborate with
General Education teachers.

be prepared with strategies for becoming a
better advocate and communicator for Gifted Education.
Topic 11
Communicating and Advocating Effectively
Lesson Goals & Key Concepts:
By the end of this lesson, you should...
Contents of an EP
What it is...
What the child knows and can do now

What the child needs to learn over time

Special services the child should receive throughout the school year

How much time the child will spend in General Education classes and ESE classes
What the parents will do to help the child

How the child's progress will be monitored and reported to the parent

When services will begin, where, and how often the services will be provided and for how long
What it isn't...
Daily lesson plan

Evaluation report

A contract

Present levels of educational performance



Description of how the child's progress will
be measured and how the parents will be informed of their child's progress

Gifted education services

Initiation, duration, frequency, and location of
What's in a Gifted Educational Plan?
In small groups, look over your assigned section of an actual student's EP.

Determine what information is included in your section.

Choose one person to report to the whole group.
What is an Educational Plan?
A reason for parents to stop being involved.
Why should we be
concerned with EPs?

District/School Level Student Outcomes
Curriculum Approaches
Use state or locally derived learner outcomes as a point of departurw and then adapt them to appropriate outcomes for gifted learners at key stages of development.

"From Outside the School
Top Down Approach
Teachers and curriculum writers set goals and outcomes that they expect the gifted students to achieve.

"From Within the School"
Bottom Up Approach
Think - Table - Share
Has there ever been a time when you have felt compelled to advocate for a gifted student?

What challenges have you faced when trying to advocate for gifted education?

What challenges can you forsee?
Why advocate
for the

Gifted students are often misunderstood and stereotyped.

Gifted students are often neglected and not pushed enough.

There is public resistance of funding for gifted programs.

There are fewer local, state, and national gifted programs because many people don't understand the needs of gifted students.
As a teacher, what can I do to become
an advocate for gifted education?
Class journal



Educate others

Public Relations
Two Main Outlets:
Thank you for you time!
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