Changing Tomorrow Book 1: Leadership Curriculum for High-Ability Elementary Students by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Linda Avery |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Changing Tomorrow Book 1: Leadership Curriculum for High-Ability Elementary Students

Changing Tomorrow Book 1: Leadership Curriculum for High-Ability Elementary Students

by Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Linda Avery
     
 

The current clarion call in education to prepare students for the 21st century operates as an incentive to rethink elements of the curriculum that will best serve the interests of high-ability learners. "Changing Tomorrow 1" offers instructional activities for high-ability elementary students in grades 4—5 based on the Common Core State Standards that

Overview

The current clarion call in education to prepare students for the 21st century operates as an incentive to rethink elements of the curriculum that will best serve the interests of high-ability learners. "Changing Tomorrow 1" offers instructional activities for high-ability elementary students in grades 4—5 based on the Common Core State Standards that emphasize critical and creative thinking skills and give gifted students an opportunity to apply these skills in an integrative and substantive way. The book includes 10 lessons that address leadership skill development and includes assignments that require students to research and compile biographical information on seven influential men and women drawn from multiple disciplines and diverse backgrounds. Instructional questions, pre- and post assessments, and appropriate rubrics are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593639532
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Changing Tomorrow Series
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
716,455
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Joyce VanTassel-Baska is Professor Emerita at The College of William and Mary, where she founded the Center for Gifted Education. Formerly she initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University. Joyce has also served as state director of gifted programs in Illinois, a regional director, a local coordinator of gifted programs, and a teacher of gifted high school students. Her major research interests are in the talent development process and effective curricular interventions with the gifted.

She is the author of 22 books and has written more than 500 other publications on gifted education. She was the editor of Gifted and Talented International for several years and received the Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997 from the National Association for Gifted Children and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia in 1993. She received the Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award from the University of Toledo in 2003, the President's Award from the World Council on Gifted and Talented in 2005, and the Collaboration and Diversity Service Award from CEC-TAG in 2007.

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