Modern Curriculum for Gifted and Advanced Academic Students addresses the need for advanced curriculum design in an age of national standards and 21st-century learning innovations. The text and its authors work from the assumption that the most advanced learners need a qualitatively different design of learning experiences in order to develop their potential into outstanding achievement, answering the question, “How should we design learning experiences for our most advanced academic students in the foundational curriculum areas?” This book provides the most contemporary thinking about how to design in-depth courses of study in the foundational curriculum areas with a high degree of complexity and advanced content. The book includes chapters articulating specific design components like creative thinking, critical thinking, and authentic research, but also subject-specific chapters in mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies to demonstrate application of those design components.

section Section 1|88 pages

Modern Approaches to Gifted Education Curriculum

chapter Chapter 1|19 pages

Curriculum Design in an Era of Ubiquitous Information and Technology

New Possibilities for Gifted Education
ByTodd Kettler

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Differentiated Curriculum

Learning from the Past and Exploring the Future
ByJennifer L. Jolly

chapter Chapter 3|17 pages

Implications of the Talent Development Framework for Curriculum Design

ByPaula Olszewski-Kubilius, Eric Calvert

chapter Chapter 4|14 pages

An Advanced Academics Approach to Curriculum Building

ByScott J. Peters, Michael S. Matthews

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Gifted Education in the Age of Content Standards

ByJoyce VanTassel-Baska

section Section 2|159 pages

Components of Modern Gifted Education Curriculum

chapter Chapter 6|20 pages

A Differentiated Approach to Critical Thinking in Curriculum Design

ByTodd Kettler

chapter Chapter 7|17 pages

Learning as a Creative Act

ByRonald A. Beghetto

chapter Chapter 8|42 pages

Inquiry Learning Models and Gifted Education

A Curriculum of Innovation and Possibility
ByShannon Buerk

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Independent Research, Creative Productivity, and Personalization of Learning

A Student-Centered Pedagogy of Gifted Education
ByTamara Fisher

chapter Chapter 10|15 pages

Research Experiences for High School Students

A Curriculum for Expertise and Authentic Practice
ByTodd Kettler, Jeb S. Puryear

chapter Chapter 11|32 pages

Authentic, Formative, and Informative

Assessment of Advanced Learning
ByTracy F. Inman, Julia L. Roberts

chapter Chapter 12|11 pages

Blended Learning

A New Frontier of Differentiated Curriculum
ByLaila Y. Sanguras

section Section 3|148 pages

Developing Domain Expertise through Rigorous Curriculum Design

chapter Chapter 13|23 pages

Differentiating English Language Arts Standards for Gifted and Advanced Students

ByElizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Claire E. Hughes

chapter Chapter 14|22 pages

Romance, Precision, and Integration

Developing Talent and Expertise in Writing
ByTodd Kettler

chapter Chapter 15|22 pages

Differentiating Mathematics Standards for Gifted Students

BySusan K. Johnsen, Gail R. Ryser

chapter Chapter 16|16 pages

Developing Mathematical Talent

A Practical, Research-Supported Approach
ByKaren E. Rambo-Hernandez

chapter Chapter 17|15 pages

Developing Advanced Science Curriculum for Gifted Students

ByDebbie Dailey, Alicia Cotabish

chapter Chapter 18|13 pages

Developing Science Talent

An Innovative Approach to Learning for Expertise and Elite Performance
ByJeb S. Puryear

chapter Chapter 19|15 pages

Learning Design and Social Studies for Gifted and Advanced Students

ByJoseph Russell

chapter Chapter 20|16 pages

Curriculum to Challenge Gifted Learners in the Social Studies

ByDaniel L. Winkler, Robyn Andermann, James Moore, David Backer