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A Crash Course on Curriculum Compacting

Curriculum compacting is an effective approach for organizing differentiated learning experiences for diverse gifted learners. We will explore how to identify content and skills that your students have already mastered and ways to replace it with differentiated curriculum, enrichment, or acceleration to enhance your students’ strengths and excitement for learning!

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PBL and the Engineering Design Process for STEM Learning

This article describes an interdisciplinary PBL instructional design model that allowed students to drive the questioning and creation as they engaged in the engineering design process.

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Developing Our Human Capital: One District’s Efforts to Challenge Bright Students More Effectively in Mathematics

One district shares its story of creating a math clustering program to best serve its talented students.

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Tips for Teachers: Game On: Using Cooperative Board Games to Teach Collaboration

One way to teach gifted and talented students to become better collaborators is for them to play board games that provide them with ungraded, low-risk challenges that require them to work together toward solving a problem.

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Book Study: A Meaningful Mess

A Meaningful Mess helps teachers understand why traditional teaching strategies are no longer working and what they can do to engage and empower this generation of learners. Join Andi McNair for a special book study on this book, sponsored by Prufrock Press.

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Teaching Green for 2E: A Tiered Reflection

Susan Baum, a longtime advocate for twice-exceptional children, uses the analogy that disabilities and challenges are blue, strengths and talents are yellow, and twice-exceptional children are green—which is both a combination and yet its own unique color.