Several states offer additional teacher preparation programs by providing either an endorsement or certification in the field, but these are often pursued by teachers specifically enrolled in gifted coursework rather than in general education programs. Practitioners and researchers agree that time and energy should be spent on training teachers in how to address the needs of gifted and talented students, both within the regular classroom and in specialized programs. This three-book series acknowledges this need and provides specific strategies for professional development in a variety of settings using various methods. Drawing on both literature in the field and research-based best practices in professional learning, this series provides the reader with a foundation for designing and implementing effective professional development experiences for educators working with gifted learners. This volume:

  • Provides strategies and curricular materials/resources for working with gifted learners in specific content areas (i.e., mathematics, science, social studies, literacy, languages, and the arts).
  • Discusses the importance of training teachers to use high-quality curriculum.
  • Builds off of research on talent development, cultural awareness, and social justice in education.
  • Details instructional strategies that are appropriate for challenging gifted learners, including developing growth mindset.

A service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (Washington, DC) This designation indicates that this book has been jointly developed with NAGC and that this book passes the highest standards of scholarship, research, and practice.

chapter |4 pages


ByChristine L. Weber, Angela M. Novak

part Section 1|65 pages

Curriculum From the Bigger Picture

chapter Chapter 1|20 pages

Engaging Gifted Teachers in Professional Learning About Content Curriculum

ByChristine L. Weber, Emily Mofield

chapter Chapter 2|13 pages

Professional Learning Through a Growth Mindset Lens

ByMary Cay Ricci

chapter Chapter 3|29 pages

It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint:

Gifted Professional Learning and the Change Process From the Administrator's Shoes
ByKaren D. Jones, Angela M. Novak

part Section 2|142 pages

Curriculum Through a Content Lens

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Professional Learning Practices in Literacy Education for Gifted and Talented Students

ByMary L. Slade, Tammy Burnham

chapter Chapter 5|18 pages

Research-Based Essentials in Professional Learning:

Social Studies
ByKimberley L. Chandler

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages

Research-Based Essentials in Professional Learning in the Arts

ByHope E. Wilson

chapter Chapter 8|25 pages

Professional Learning in Science for Teachers of the Gifted:

A Focus on Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts
ByKim A. Cheek

chapter Chapter 9|15 pages

Crafting Professional Learning Experiences for Teachers of Gifted Students in Mathematics

ByEric L. Mann, Rebecca L. Mann

chapter Chapter 10|22 pages

Using the Clear Curriculum Model's Language Arts Units to Support Professional Learning in Gifted Education

ByTracy C. Missett, Carolyn M. Callahan, Cheryll M. Adams