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

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