ERIC Number: ED477977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Differentiated Instruction Practice Video Series. A Focus on Inclusion [and] A Focus on the Gifted. [Videotapes].
Iervolino, Constance W.; Hanson, Helene M.
This document contains: 2 videotapes and an accompanying viewer's guide that provide information for differentiating instruction for gifted learners and for students with special needs in inclusive classrooms. The first 50-minute videotape, "A Focus on Inclusion," discusses how to deliver appropriate curriculum to children with special needs in inclusive classrooms, evaluate student products, implement instructional processes, and use on-going assessments. Educational strategies such as multiple intelligences, principles of learning, cooperative learning, brain compatible learning, curriculum scaffolding, and environmental organization are highlighted. The second 50-minute videotape, "A Focus on the Gifted," targets customized practices that are most effective in classrooms that seek to challenge gifted/high achieving students. The viewer's guide begins with a discussion of differentiated instruction. It provides an overview of the issues and challenges in today's schools, emphasizing the rationale for and value of this approach to instruction. Chapter 2 contains reproducibles/handouts. These are designed to be of particular value in training as they facilitate an understanding of the concept presented. Chapter 3 provides specific reference materials that are associated with the text found in the guide and chapter 4 offers additional resources related to the topic of differentiated instruction. (CR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Design, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Inclusive Schools, Intelligence Differences, Multiple Intelligences, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
National Professional Resources, Inc., 25 South Regent St., Port Chester, NY 10573 (Video Series, $199; Individual Videotapes, $129 each). Tel: 800-453-7461 (Toll Free); Tel: 914-937-8879; Fax: 914-937-9327; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.npric.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
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