An Overview of  the Gifted and Talented Hanin Hasweh
Who is Gifted and Talented? <ul><li>Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for perfo...
Why Do We Need Gifted Education? <ul><li>Gifted learners must learn through appropriate activities that are up to par to t...
Who are Gifted and Talented? <ul><li>Students that: </li></ul><ul><li>Learn with ease  </li></ul><ul><li>Can use critical ...
Teaching the Gifted and Talented <ul><li>Curriculum Compacting to give gifted students alternative educational experience ...
Identifying the Gifted and Talented <ul><li>Assessment for gifted and talented may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Bin...
Using Technology to Educate  Gifted and Talented Students <ul><li>Computers help in curriculum compacting. </li></ul><ul><...
Gifted and Talented Myths <ul><li>Gifted students should be the leaders of the classroom supporting their peers learning. ...
Gifted and Talented Myths <ul><li>Gifted and talented students most important attribute is their intellectual ability </li...
References <ul><li>National Society for Gifted Children.  (2011).  Giftedness Defined: What is  Gifted and Talented ? Retr...
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  1. 1. An Overview of the Gifted and Talented Hanin Hasweh
  2. 2. Who is Gifted and Talented? <ul><li>Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.&quot;- US Department of Education, 1993. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Do We Need Gifted Education? <ul><li>Gifted learners must learn through appropriate activities that are up to par to their individual level of ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted education programs help students flourish academically, emotionally and socially. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who are Gifted and Talented? <ul><li>Students that: </li></ul><ul><li>Learn with ease </li></ul><ul><li>Can use critical reasoning to solve problems in a discipline area </li></ul><ul><li>Are verbally advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Need constant engagement and enrichment activities </li></ul><ul><li>May become bored with repetition </li></ul><ul><li>May resist schedule changes </li></ul><ul><li>May be seen as unusual </li></ul>
  5. 5. Teaching the Gifted and Talented <ul><li>Curriculum Compacting to give gifted students alternative educational experience that match their specific level. </li></ul><ul><li>School Wide Enrichment Model to tap into student interests. </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, involve students in academic competitions in your area. </li></ul><ul><li>Create tiered assignments, which take into account different modalities of learning. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Identifying the Gifted and Talented <ul><li>Assessment for gifted and talented may include: </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Binet Test </li></ul><ul><li>Otis Lennon School Ability Test </li></ul><ul><li>Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher and parent observations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using Technology to Educate Gifted and Talented Students <ul><li>Computers help in curriculum compacting. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers provide alternative or additional projects for gifted and talented students in the general education classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Computers give Gifted and Talented students projects that are meaningful to them and their communities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Gifted and Talented Myths <ul><li>Gifted students should be the leaders of the classroom supporting their peers learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Any child can be gifted and talented with the proper attention. </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted students do not need encouragement. </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted students can learn on their own, they don’t need help. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gifted and Talented Myths <ul><li>Gifted and talented students most important attribute is their intellectual ability </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted and talented students are socially and emotionally advanced. </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>National Society for Gifted Children. (2011).  Giftedness Defined: What is Gifted and Talented ? Retrieved from http://www.nagc.org </li></ul>

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