Academic journal article Science Scope

A Teacher's Guide to Using the Next Generation Science Standards with Gifted and Advanced Learners

Academic journal article Science Scope

A Teacher's Guide to Using the Next Generation Science Standards with Gifted and Advanced Learners

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A Teacher's Guide to Using the Next Generation Science Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners By Cheryll M. Adams, Alicia Cotabish, and Debbie Dailey. $24.95.171 pp. Prufrock

Press. Austin. 2015. ISBN: 9781618212832.

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A Teacher's Guide to Using the Next Generation Science Standards With Gifted Students is a terrific resource to help science teachers create vigorous and worthwhile learning experiences for their gifted and advanced students. This concise book will help teachers and administrators focus on specific instructional strategies to ensure that they are able to differentiate their curriculum to provide rigorous activities that excite their gifted students.

As you will see, the book is written to provide teachers with practical materials. The authors use concrete examples to help readers visualize how to implement the NGSS so that they can offer the appropriate learning environment for gifted children. The book also discusses connections between the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards. Using this book as a guide, science teachers, curriculum coordinators, and administrators can develop new lessons that better incorporate the new standards. …

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