ABSTRACT

Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students offers resources and links to curricula in mathematics, science, technology, engineering, language arts, and social studies. There are a variety of resources that can assist university personnel, administrators, and coordinators of gifted programs at state and local levels in implementing the new Next Generation Science Standards for gifted learners, including assessments that measure the depth and breadth of a student’s knowledge within a domain of talent development. Curriculum units of study that are already differentiated and research-based; instructional strategies that employ the use of higher order thinking skills; and programming options that include appropriate pacing, rigor, innovation, and extended learning beyond the classroom. Blueprints for Biography is a series of teacher curriculum guides with high-level discussion questions, creative and critical-thinking activities, a persuasive writing component, and rich primary resources.