ERIC Number: ED373471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Guide for the Education of Gifted High School Students.
Curry, James; Samara, John
This guide, based on the Texas Education Agency's "essential elements," presents a model for providing differentiated instruction for gifted high school students in any area of content and within any educational setting. The guide provides strategies for changing the following dimensions of the curriculum: (1) content or subject matter, (2) processes or thinking skills, (3) products or outcomes of learning, and (4) independent study skills. Emphasis is on using the "essential elements" as the foundation of learning while differentiating to meet the academic needs of gifted students. The curriculum development model used is illustrated. After an introductory section, Section 1 focuses on content differentiation with practice templates for developing instructional objectives and a variety of worksheets to help teachers plan for content differentiation. Section 2 provides similar templates and worksheets for the area of process differentiation, including strategies for development of creative thinking, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. Product differentiation is the subject of Section 3, with suggested strategies for such goals as encouraging multiple modes of expression, guiding self-selection, and supporting continuous progress. Section 4 is on developing independent study skills and is organized around seven suggested stages of independent study. The final section provides sample units of study and lesson plans. Contains 58 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Methods, High School Students, High Schools, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Development, Student Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Units of Study
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT), 406 E. 11th St., Austin, TX 78701 ($18 including shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, Austin.
Identifiers: Differentiated Curriculum (Gifted); Texas