Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
Teaching gifted and talented students, in either the inclusive classroom or
the gifted and talented cluster class, represents significant challenge due to the varied types of gifts with which students arrive. This course provides an introduction to gifted and talented education (GATE) instructional practices, including GATE differentiation techniques (e.g., acceleration, novelty, depth, and complexity), the icons of depth and complexity, multiple intelligence learning centers, enrichment models, curriculum compacting, and other useful introductory GATE practices for classroom use. It is also appropriate for graduate students in other programs, including teachers, counselors, and administrators who are interested in understanding basic instructional strategies and related educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth.