The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming How do we ensure we are meeting the needs of gifted students? The educational landscape has changed dramatically since Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners was first published in 2006. This updated and revised second edition of the landmark guidebook provides educators and administrators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support gifted learners, and includes new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs, from identification to evaluation and advocacy, and takes into account current trends in education, such as the  • Focus on diversity and the efforts needed to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education  • Collaboration with special education, families, and community members to ensure all students have access to programming and services  • Use of technology, especially in rural communities  • Development of local policies to support gifted education Whether you are developing a new program or restructuring an existing service, this guidebook will help you meet the needs of today’s gifted students.

Providing Programs and Services for Gifted Students at the Elementary Level

Providing Programs and Services for Gifted Students at the Elementary Level

Providing Programs and Services for Gifted Students at the Elementary Level
Jann H. LeppienKaren L. Westberg


Comprehensive programs and services for gifted students at the elementary level are an integral component of a school’s academic program. These programs should be comprehensive in scope; be based on ongoing, data-driven decision making; provide a continuum of services to address the varied gifts and talents among these learners; guarantee equity of access to students who are traditionally underserved; and include high-quality curriculum to provide continuous challenge and growth, while also considering the interests and affective needs of learners. Service delivery options at the elementary level include enrichment within the regular classroom, cluster classrooms, performance-grouped classes or classrooms, resource ...

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