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Thursday, October 13 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
2B: Differentiation and Independent Studies for GT

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Learn how to differentiate and even personalize learning for gifted learners in the general classroom, even with limited resources. As a classroom teacher, I have developed various learning models that enrich curriculum for all students. Students receive a more personalized education with various tools that I have developed and continue to develop. I will be presenting these tools that support GT learners in the general classroom as well as a variety of creative ways to engage all learners across a variety of disciplines. I will also be sharing a framework for independent studies and passion projects that supports the needs of gifted learners. Goal setting tools and rubrics will also be included in the presentation that help support students and keep kids accountable.

NAGC Standards:

3.1.3. Educators adapt, modify, or replace the core or standard curriculum to meet the needs of students with gifts and talents and those with special needs such as twice-exceptional, highly gifted, and English language learners.

3.1.4. Educators design differentiated curricula that incorporate advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive, and complex content for students with gifts and talents.

3.4.4. Educators use inquiry models to meet the needs of students with gifts and talents.

3.6.1. Teachers and administrators demonstrate familiarity with sources for high quality resources and materials that are appropriate for learners with gifts and talents.

2.2.2. Educators select and use multiple assessments that measure diverse abilities, talents, and strengths that are based on current theories, models, and research.

2.4.2. Educators use differentiated product-based assessments to measure the progress of students with gifts and talents.

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Heather Gayton

Educator, SPASD - Creekside Elementary
I am a 5th Grade Teacher at Creekside Elementary School. I am currently implementing curriculum enrichment practices across all units of study in our fifth grade curriculum. I am an advocate for challenging advanced learners and love implementing best practices and tools from professional... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
Wilderness Ballroom 4