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Equal Educational Opportunity
Purpose of Gifted Services in Kansas
Characteristics of Giftedness
Bright Child/Gifted Learner
General Education Interventions
Individualizing the Curriculum
Modifying Content, Process and Product
Types of Products
Multiple Intelligences Products
Using Rubrics to Guide Evaluation
|A Differentiated Classroom
High Level vs. Low Level Preparation Chart
Flowchart Differentiation of Instruction
In a differentiated classroom, teachers differentiate content, process and product according to a student's readiness, interest and learning profile.
In differentiated classrooms, students demonstrating a need for instruction beyond that of the general education curriculum should be offered a range of instructional and management opportunities such as:
Compacting- students are allowed to demonstrate proficiency in curriculum outcomes, units or courses and progress to more appropriate/challenging instruction. This reduces redundancy and allows for advanced programming.
Enrichment Clusters- students are grouped according to ability for instructional purposes. Enrichment clusters stress student choice and students as producers of useful products.
Interest Centers- a center within the classroom that links curriculum topics to areas of student talent and interest in depth and breadth.
Tiered Assignments- assignments designed for varying ability levels. More complex assignments better meet the needs of high-ability learners.
Tiered Products- products specially designed to demonstrate understanding of a topic in a more in-depth manner.
Graduated Rubrics- the standard and level of student proficiency and accomplishments designed for students and teachers to measure learning outcomes. Graduated rubrics offer clear expectations for quality and levels of excellence to encourage among high-ability learners.
Independent Study- topics selected by students for in-depth study including a statement of student objective, research, and planned presentation. Students design products to demonstrate their understanding of a topic. Independent study encourages student autonomy in planning and problem solving.
Alternative Assessments- students are offered opportunities to demonstrate their understanding of material learned in "real-world" ways.
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