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!
This article focuses on the research and practical knowledge needed by administrators to increase implementation of three evidence-based practices in gifted education: acceleration, grouping, and universal screening.
To examine gifted education practices in Texas, the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, in collaboration with Baylor University, conducted an online survey to identify teacher beliefs about gifted education, current gifted education practices, factors that influence practices, and possible student learning outcomes.
We appreciate excellence on the field, in the pool, on the court, and on the track. And we support the long-term dedication of time and resources it takes to achieve athletic excellence. Why, then, have we, as a society, had a harder time openly embracing and celebrating the development of intellectual and creative talent?
During the high school years, gifted students should be developing domain-specific talents and the psychosocial skills that are necessary for advanced levels of achievement.