Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Gifted and Talented Education programs are not often viewed as a necessary expenditure for school districts, and with the current financial situation of the country and state, these are often one of the first programs to be cut. Being gifted is not often viewed as being a learning disability, but gifted students often require special attention and have different learning and social/emotional needs, and many classroom teachers have no formal training in how to differentiate curriculum for their gifted students. In the pamphlet I have created, entitled Gifts for the Gifted: The Capable Teachers Guide to Differentiated Curriculum and Gifted Students, I have included resources to inform teachers more about the needs of gifted students in the mainstream classroom. These resources include helpful websites, books, how and where to obtain additional training, and helpful information about how to recognize giftedness. This go-to guide for teachers also includes sample lesson plans created using multiple differentiation techniques.
Brunow, Melissa, "Differentiated instruction for gifted students" (2009). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 429.