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This Week's Webinar on Wednesday: Choosing High Quality Curriculum

from NAGC

The "free-to-member" Webinars on Wednesday series launched yesterday with "Choosing High Quality Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Learners" featuring presenters Jennifer G. Beasley and Christine Briggs. Members who have registered will be able to listen and view the archive via the "My Webinars" tab in My NAGC for six months. NAGC members may purchase the archive following the event for $4 each. We suggest you go ahead and register in advance for the free webinars to have easy access to view them.

Here are a few snippets from the "Choosing High Quality Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Learners" Webinar:
  • An example of curriculum compacting in the classroom could be as simple as providing all students in a math class with the opportunity to do the "five hardest first." The math teacher would select five problems that really provide evidence that the student understood the skills or concepts in the lesson. If students were willing and able to do those five problems correctly, they would not have to do the rest of the assignment. Students who finished early could pursue an engaging independent project or task that would extend or enhance what was being learned in the classroom.
  • When selecting and writing curriculum, remember: RIGOR does not equal HARD.
  • Find resources and exemplars that can guide your selection or curriculum writing.
    • If selecting curriculum, is there evidence that it has been used before? And,
    • How easy is it to pick up and use?
Register now for the remaining two webinars pulled from the pages of Teaching for High Potential (THP). These WOWs are free to NAGC members, but you must be registered to tune in.

June 17
Noon - 1 p.m. ET
Technology Untangled: Past, Present, and Future
Brian Housand, Associate Professor and co-coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

June 24
Noon - 1 p.m. ET
Changing the Culture: Developing Creative Problem Solvers
Eric L. Mann, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Hope College, Holland, Michigan more

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