EDE 525: Curriculum & Instruction for Gifted and Talented Learners
Online Course Dates: January 8 through March 19, 2018
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 4.5 CEUs
This course provides a theoretical, research-based framework and practical ideas for writing, implementing, and adapting curriculum for gifted and talented learners in a standards-based era. Participants are first introduced to various curriculum theories, the Integrated Curriculum Model, curriculum reform, and a process for curriculum design and development. This course may be applied toward the 690 (Gifted & Talented) endorsement for the State of Maine teachers. It is currently offered for 4.5 CEUs.
Introduction to Curriculum Design in Gifted Education. Stephens, Kristen R., Ph.D., and Frances A Karnes, Ph.D, editors. Prufrock Press Inc, 2016.
Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics. Heacox, Diane, Ed.D., and Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Free Spirit Publishing, 2014.
Upon successful completion of this course, educators will demonstrate an understanding of theory and best practices for curriculum and instruction for gifted and talented students, including:
I. THE PROCESS OF CURRICULUM MAKING.• Curriculum for the Gifted: Past, Present, and Future Directions.. • Curriculum Design Issues in Developing a Curriculum for the Gifted. • Curriculum Development Processes. • Developing Key Curriculum Products.
II. ADAPTING CURRICULUM TO GIFTED LEARNER NEEDS IN CORE DOMAINS.• Differentiation Curriculum: The Process. • Reading and Language Arts Curriculum for the Gifted Learner. • Language Study for Gifted Learners. • Mathematics Curriculum for the Gifted Learner. • Social Studies Curriculum and the Gifted Learner. • Science Curriculum for the Gifted Learner.
III. ADAPTING CURRICULUM TO GIFTED LEARNER NEEDS IN NON-CORE DOMAINS.• Leadership Curriculum for the Gifted. • Arts Curriculum for the Gifted. • Affective Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners. • Developing Interdisciplinary Curriculum through Humanities Study. • Accommodating Special Populations of Gifted Students through Tailored Curriculum Experiences.
IV. SCAFFOLDING INSTRUCTION TO SUPPORT DIFFERENTIATED CURRICULUM.• Teaching Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving and Research. • Teaching Creativity. • Using Technology to Supplement Gifted Curriculum. • Instructional Strategies in Programs for the Gifted. • Instructional Management Strategies for Effective Curriculum Implementation.
V. THE PROCESS OF CURRICULUM CHANGE.• Assessment of Gifted Student Learning. • Educational Leadership in Gifted Programs. • Toward Synthesis: A Vision of Comprehensive Articulated Curriculum for Gifted Learners.