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October 2002 | 184 pages | Corwin
This book outlines the changes that have been made in the conventional wisdom of programming for the gifted and talented, discusses the emerging thinking about talent development, offers; strategies for discovering `hidden' programmes; and presents 65 such programmes that are readily available in schools, the community, and at home (most of which require little if any, additional funding)

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Uncovering Hidden Programs
Challenging Conventional Wisdom

 
Why Programs Remain Hidden

 
Building Program Mosaics for Full Service

 
Conclusion

 
Points to Ponder

 
 
2. Revealing Talent
Ideas About Talent

 
Definitions of Talent

 
Talents Light the Way

 
Multiple Intelligences Model

 
Defining Characteristics of Talented Students

 
Pace, Depth and Interest

 
Developing Profiles of Ability

 
Defining Characteristics and Program Development

 
Talent Development at Greenwood Middle School

 
Conclusion

 
Points to Ponder

 
 
3. Ten Telltale Signs of a Hidden Program
Item #1: Students Are Active Learners

 
Item #2: Students Are Involved in Decision Making

 
Item #3: Students Learn Strategies for How to Learn

 
Item #4: Teachers Facilitate Learning

 
Item #5: Cooperative and Collaborative Skills Are Developed

 
Item #6: Interdisciplinary Focus is Part of the Curricular Design

 
Item #7: Materials and Resources Are Rich and Far-Reaching

 
Item #8: Products Have Real-World Applications

 
Item #9: Multiple Outlets for Products Are Used

 
Item #10: Instructional Process Includes Parents and Community Members

 
Conclusion

 
Points to Ponder

 
 
4. From Hidden Programs to Inspired Programming
Program Mosaics

 
Pace Panel

 
Depth-of-Learning Panel

 
Interest Panel

 
Assembling the Mosaic

 
Partners in Change

 
Roles in Discovery and Delivery of a Program Mosaic

 
Guidelines for Program Planners

 
Guidelines for Educators

 
Guidelines for Parents

 
Conclusion

 
Points to Ponder

 
 
5. Sixty-Five Programs That Develop Talent
4-H

 
Academic Competitions

 
Accelerated Readers

 
Archaeological Digs

 
Ask an Engineer

 
Block Scheduling

 
Co-Teaching

 
Community Service

 
Computer Techs

 
Debate and Forensics

 
Distance Learning

 
Dress-Up Box

 
Dual-Language Instruction

 
E-Pals

 
Family Excursions

 
Family Investigations

 
Field Trips

 
Flex Classes

 
Foreign-Exchange Programs

 
Girls and Boys State

 
High School and University Dual-Enrollment Programs

 
History Fairs

 
Intramural Sports

 
Inventions

 
Jazz Band

 
Junior Achievement

 
Junior Great Books

 
LEGO League

 
Mental Math

 
Mentors

 
Model United Nations

 
Opening Night

 
Original Research

 
Outdoor Education

 
Parenting Classes

 
Peer Mediation

 
Power of the Pen

 
Problem-Based Learning

 
Professional Development

 
Quiz Bowl

 
Reenactments

 
Science Fair

 
Scouting and Y-Guide Programs

 
Seminars

 
Show Choir

 
Space Camp

 
Speaker's Bureau

 
Special Olympics

 
Sports Day

 
Student Council

 
Student Newspaper

 
Summer Stars

 
Sustained Silent Reading

 
Talent Shows

 
Tarheel Museum

 
Teacher Exchange

 
Tech Trials

 
Teddy Travels

 
Video Yearbook

 
Volunteering

 
Windsong Pictures

 
World Wide Web: Monarch Watch

 
Writer's Forum

 
Young Authors

 
Zoo Apprenticeships

 
 
Resource A: PreK-12 Gifted Program Standards (National Association for Gifted Children)
 
Resource B: Standards for Programs Including the Gifted and Talented (The Association for the Gifted)
 
Resource C: Spotlight Programs: Relationships to Standards and LoS Level
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and The Association for Gifted (TAG) Standards and Level of Service (LoS)

 
 
Resource D: Sample Forms
 
References
 
Index
Key features

Lists, describes, and evaluates 65 programs that are typically found in school and community settings (therefore immediately accessible to the reader and his/her students), and provides sources for further research after each listing.

Includes embedded case descriptions of programs, summative checklists, forms and charts.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Uncovering Hidden Programs


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