ERIC Number: ED404790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Project Spring II: Science Curriculum Modifications for Rural Disadvantaged Gifted Students.
Spicker, Howard H.; Aamidor, Shirley E.
This manual is an overview of the science curriculum intervention that occurred in a federally funded project to identify and serve the needs of gifted and talented economically disadvantaged students (grades 3-8) from minority populations. An introduction discusses the training in curriculum development and methodology, based on Bloom's Taxonomy and Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, that was provided at teacher workshops. Examples of how the multiple intelligence model can be used in the curriculum are given. The importance of providing a differentiated-experiential curriculum and how this might be accomplished are discussed next. Following, the curriculum intervention at each of the project's three sites is reviewed, and actual examples are provided for the water unit and forestry unit, as well as project modifications. Classroom activities are described, including an explanation of how to use a videoportfolio and an artifact box exchange network. A section on junior high school science curriculum describes labs and projects that can be used to further instruction. Appendices include a more detailed explanation of theories on the major categories in the cognitive domain and multiple intelligences, why field experiences should be provided and how to prepare for them, possible assessment measures and evaluation techniques for rural gifted students, and a science curriculum matrix. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Field Instruction, Gifted Disadvantaged, Inservice Teacher Education, Minority Group Children, Multiple Intelligences, Program Implementation, Rural Education, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation, Talent, Videotape Recorders, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: For related documents, see EC 305 293 and EC 305 295.