C&T 4022 Instructional Models in the Education of Gifted Students
Registration Fee: $950
Time: June 26 - 29, 2023; 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Faculty: Professor James 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.
Please Note: Gifted Education offers the above workshop on a non-credit basis or for 1-3 credits. Please note, non-credit does not fulfill the 12-credit sequence for Gifted Extension
James H. Borland, PH.D., is Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directs the programs in the education of gifted students.
Dr. Borland is the author of numerous books, journal articles and book chapters. He is editor of the Education and Psychology of the Gifted series of Teachers College Press and is past co-editor of the Section on Teaching, Learning, and Human Development of the American Educational Research Journal. He has lectured on the education of gifted students across the U.S. and abroad, and he has consulted with numerous school districts, primarily as an evaluator of programs for gifted students. Dr. Borland was awarded the Gifted Child Quarterly Paper of the Year Award for 1994 and 2000 and the Award for Excellence in Research from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation in 1989-1990 and 1999-2000.