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Curriculum & Teaching

Gifted Extension: Instructional Models in the Education of Gifted Students

  Dates: June 30 - July 3, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  Faculty: Professor Borland
  Workshop Description: What should gifted students learn? How can we differentiate the curriculum for gifted learners in order to meet their special needs more effectively? These and other questions will be addressed in this four-day workshop devoted to the discussion, analysis, and evaluation of instructional models designed or adapted for gifted students. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of curricular differentiation; matching instruction to characteristics of gifted students; providing optimal learning environments; and on providing an overview of a range of models designed to modify content, enhance the development of thinking skills and enhance creativity.


Gifted Extension: Differentiated Instruction of Gifted Students in the Heterogeneous Classroom

  Dates: July 7 -10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
  Faculty: Professor Borland and Dr. Wright
  Workshop Description: Gifted students are present in almost every elementary, middle school, and high school classroom. The educational needs of these students can and must be met within this context. This workshop will provide an overview of curricular and instructional strategies designed to enhance the optimal development of gifted learners (and all learners) in the regular classroom. Topics will include general curricular modifications, management techniques, instructional strategies, individual learning opportunities, collaboration with other professionals, and outcomes and assessments. Special consideration will be given to those methods of differentiation that can be integrated readily into the learning environment of mixed-ability classrooms.