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2, 4, 6, 8, How Do You Differentiate? For Gifted Students
iROC - Investigating Research on Campus
Please be with us October 21st when Vicki Caruana, Division of Education, presents 2, 4, 6, 8, How Do You Differentiate? For Gifted Students.
The results of a two-year study in two states using the Classroom Practices Survey indicates that teachers who have gifted and/or advanced students in their classrooms do not differentiate or adjust their curriculum or instruction to meet the needs of these learners. The classroom practices of teachers who were "prepared" and those that were "unprepared" were compared to determine to what extent preparation impacts teachers' ability to differentiate. This presentation will discuss implications for teacher education programs and the need for additional professional development.
Dr. Vicki Caruana is Associate Professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary College. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Special Education from the University of South Florida, and also holds an M.A. in Gifted Education and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. Previously she taught at Regis University in Denver, Colorado as well as St. Petersburgh College in Florida. She is currently the Graduate Education Program Coordinator and oversees the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education. Dr. Caruana has published numerous articles and books in the area of education. Her newest book "Literacy Strategies for Gifted and Accelerated Readers" (Rowman & Littlefield) will be released this January 2020.
2, 4, 6, 8, How Do You Differentiate? For Gifted Students will take place in Kaplan Library Room 218 in the Dominican Center. This event has been approved FYE credit as College Connection. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
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