About the course
Instructional Models in the Education of Gifted Students addresses such crucial issues in gifted education as: What is giftedness? What constitutes defensible differentiated curriculum for gifted students? What approaches to differentiating curriculum for gifted learners are being used in gifted programs and heterogeneous classrooms? What role does creativity play in gifted education? What can we do to make gifted education more equitable? These and other questions will be addressed in this four-day workshop devoted to the discussion, analysis, and evaluation of instructional models designed or adapted for gifted students. Emphasis will be placed on the principles of curricular differentiation; matching instruction to characteristics of gifted students; providing optimal learning environments; and on providing an overview of a range of models designed to modify content, enhance the development of thinking skills and enhance creativity.
Please Note: Gifted Education offers theabove workshop on a non-credit basis or for 1-3 credits. Please note, non-credit does not fulfill the 12-credit sequence for Gifted Extension.
The Program in Gifted Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers two intensive four-day summer workshops focused on issues that teachers in every classroom face in their professional practice. Each year we welcome teachers, administrators, parents, and others from across the United States and from other countries, providing a rewarding opportunity to learn about how educational practice plays out in a variety of contexts.
Although the workshops can be taken for Teachers College credits, they are also available to educators on a non-credit basis. No previous coursework in gifted education or experience teaching in gifted programs is required in order to benefit from the workshops. For more details on each workshop, please click on the tabs above.
The Program in Gifted Education also offers a 12-credit summer course sequence that allows students who hold, or will soon obtain, a valid initial or professional teaching certificate in New York State to also meet the educational requirements for the New York State certification extension in gifted education. This certification extension is required in order to teach in gifted education programs in the State of New York. Coursework in this sequence can be used to meet certification requirements in other states as well. Individuals who complete the 12-credit sequence will apply directly to the State Education Department through the individual pathway in order to be granted the certificate extension. The gifted education extension applies to early childhood, elementary, and high school teachers.
James H. Borland, PH.D., is Professor of Education in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directs the programs in the education of gifted students. Dr. Borland is the author of numerous books, journal articles and book chapters. He is ed...
Lisa Wright, Ed.D., is the Director of the Hollingworth Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College where she teaches graduate courses, supervises student teachers, and co-directs an annual su...
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