Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners, third edition.
Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners, third edition
Joyce VanTassel-Baska & Ariel Baska
PO Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714-8813
9781618218896, $75.00, PB, 300pp, www.amazon.com
Synopsis: Now in a newly updated and expanded third edition, "Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners" by the team of Joyce VanTassel-Baska and Ariel Baska continues to be an ideal guide to designing curriculum for the gifted at any level of learning and in any subject area.
This new edition of "Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners" deftly addresses the need to differentiate at all levels in the design process; shows how to customize curriculum for advanced learners; uses national standards, such as the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, as the point of departure for design; and demonstrates how the differentiation process works in math, science, social studies, and English language arts.
Special needs gifted learners, such as those who are twice-exceptional, second language learners, students from poverty, and minority students, are also included as a group for further differentiation and customization of curriculum and instruction. This new edition of "Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners" may also be used to provide a curriculum guide for teachers in a master's program in gifted education or those taking endorsement classes.
Critique: An ideal curriculum textbook and instruction manual, "Curriculum Planning and Instructional Design for Gifted Learners: 3rd Edition" is unreservedly recommended as an essential and core addition to school district, college, and community library Contemporary Education collections and supplemental studies lists.
Editorial Note: Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., is the Smith Professor Emerita at William & Mary, where she developed a graduate program and a research and development center in gifted education. She has published widely, including 30 books and more than 700 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly reports. Ariel Baska teaches all levels of Latin, including Advanced Placement, in Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. She received her bachelor's degree in Classics from William & Mary and her master's degree in curriculum studies with an emphasis in gifted education from George Mason University.