Serving Gifted Students Within an RtI Framework: A Practical Guide

Serving Gifted Students Within an RtI Framework: A Practical Guide

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by Susan Johnsen
     
 

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Given the federal mandate for implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) models, educators may not be aware of how to include gifted students in this system. "Serving Gifted Students Within an RtI Framework" is a practical book that provides an overview of RtI models in gifted education and describes specific details about developing levels of service, monitoring

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Given the federal mandate for implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) models, educators may not be aware of how to include gifted students in this system. "Serving Gifted Students Within an RtI Framework" is a practical book that provides an overview of RtI models in gifted education and describes specific details about developing levels of service, monitoring student progress, differentiating curriculum at each tier, and collaborating with gifted educators. A wealth of accessible online resources and a directory of state models in gifted education are also provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593638894
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
02/01/2012
Pages:
165
Sales rank:
1,244,065
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University. She directs the Ph.D. program, and programs related to gifted and talented education. She is past-president of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. She is editor of Gifted Child Today; coauthor of the Independent Study Program, RTI for Gifted Students, Using the National Gifted Education Standards for University Teacher Preparation Programs, Using the National Gifted Education Standards for PreK—12 Professional Development; and author of more than 200 articles, monographs, technical reports, and other books related to gifted education.

Tracey N. Sulak is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University.

Karen Rollins is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice, specializing in children with disabilities.

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Serving Gifted Students Within an RtI Framework: A Practical Guide 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I didn't like this book. It read like an academic paper, not a guide or a how-to. I found it too technical to enjoy and found it hard-to-read.
code7r More than 1 year ago
“Serving Gifted Students Within an RtI Framework: A Practical Guide” by Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., Tracey N. Sulak and Karen Rollins provides an overview of RtI (Response to Intervention) models in gifted education. RtI is a federally mandated program that was introduced in 2004 as part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Its purpose is to identify students with learning disabilities using the RtI process. The RtI process typically focuses on those children who have deficit skills, but this book shows how it should also focus on gifted students. This book focuses on the following: Overview of the Response to Intervention Process Strong General Education Curriculum for Gifted Students Tiers of Intervention Monitoring Student Progress Collaboration Professional Development for Gifted Educators Involved in the RtI Process This book does an excellent job of breaking down what the RtI process is and the many ways it can be implemented. It should be a must-have for all gifted teachers and for their administration. Gifted students tend not to be considered when looking at those who need more intense curriculum and support. This book shows how gifted students’ needs are not being met and how to use the RtI to meet them. The authors include many tables throughout the book to help the reader to be able to glance over the information. The first table demonstrates the Tier Process of RtI and shows how the three tiers affect the following: curriculum, assessments, teacher, research-based intervention, and location. Each chapter also contains a summary of the chapter. I thought that this book did an excellent job of breaking down exactly what the RtI is and how its implementation varies from state to state. It gives the gifted teacher concrete ways to use the RtI to help gifted students who tend to be overlooked. It is good for parents of gifted students also who may not quite understand what RtI is (I sure didn’t) and offers ways that parents can also help their child, such as having their child participate in Academic Talent Searches and other opportunities such as Odyessy of the Mind and Future Problem Solving Program International. It also has information about web-based resources for RtI. In the back of the book there is a table that lists each state and whether the state responded to their survey, if the state’s model includes Gifted and Talented (GT), if the model is in the drafting stage including GT, how GT is part of the state’s model, how GT is supported within RtI, if GT is part of the visual model, and who to contact in that state. Excellent book for those who work with gifted children, whether it be parents, teachers or school administrators. **This book was received for free through Goodreads First Reads. That in no way influenced my review.**