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    Introduction: Gifted and talented students are often seen as a group that does not need any help, but they are as important as any other group of students in our schools. While there is not a uniform definition of gifted and talented students, generally, 2-10% of students in the United States could fall under this category, and are usually identified as having an IQ in the top 2-5% or scoring in the top 5-10% on standardized tests (Worrel, 2015, pg. 123). But, unlike other groups of students, gifted and talented students are usually not as funded as other groups of students. The total state and federal funding for gifted education in the United States was less than 0.15% of the entire education budget. Research shows there are several…

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    is not easy. The District of Wonder defines gifted children as an individual who identified by professionally qualified persons who, when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment, exhibit capability of high performance in intellectual, creative or artistic areas, possess an unusual capacity for leadership or excel in specific academic fields. According to US Department of Education 1993, a gifted child means “Children and youth with outstanding talent who perform or show the…

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    Public’s View of Education poll of 2015, sixty-seven percent of the United States believe that the learning expectations for students could change to improve the education system’s quality (Testing). The ideal quality differs in every one of those voter’s minds, but student equality is, no doubt, one of the requirements on their lists. America has been striving for educational equality ever since the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; however, there is still a group of students who are gifted,…

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    Gifted education has changed throughout time as individuals learn more about how to serve the gifted students to the fullest extent and make sure that they are challenged but not frustrated. There are many types of services to support the gifted individual, which include pull-out sessions, self-contained learning environments, and inclusion within the classroom. The goal of all the different types of gifted educational services that are offered is to have “schools that teach, challenge, and…

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    Introduction: Thesis statement The gifted educational system has it been forgotten or is it just not important to educate students who excel cognitively at its most optimum efficiency. Given the opportunity, the educational system should fund an enhanced curriculum for gifted children or continue a general curriculum for all students. Key Points Some may believe that gifted students should be handled with the utter most care. Because they are our nation’s top students and most gifted minds and…

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    The issues of the two groups that I will be talking about are two of the groups that in most states are two of the most under serviced groups in our schools today. Gifted and Talented (G/T) and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) students and students from LGBT families are not being reached out to and served by most school districts in America. I have been in classrooms with both of these groups, and the teachers were not prepared for their classrooms and it has and is still causing…

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    Gifted Early Education

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    While our children only make up a fraction of our population, they make up a %100 of our future. The future of this country is in their hands. Some will go on to be doctors or lawyers, some will go other routes such as mechanics and engineers, but they will all start together, in one room, learning the same thing, in the exact same way in public schools. Every single child is gifted early education, but at what cost? Free, or so one would assume. Yet, how free are our children when they are…

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    collaboration between general and gifted education professionals and families. I believe that high quality collaboration does not remove the need for gifted education services or for gifted education specialists, but rather redefines the roles of educators in the plan for serving gifted and talented students. Collaboration calls for joint responsibility for identifying indicators of giftedness and responding to those unique characteristics through more comprehensive and individualized…

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    Frankly, I can say I learned too many things about developing a curriculum for high ability learners. Since I have to choose two, creating authentic, alternative assessments and higher order thinking skills would be my choices. We are working with gifted students which need everything differently than usual. Creating authentic and alternative assessments for them one of the most significant parts of teaching gifted. During this summer, I learned really important things about authentic and…

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    Standard 1: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences The most critical standard in my opinion is Standard 1. As educators, we must make an effort in getting to know our students. Figuring out the best way they learn, what they are interested in, their family background and understand how they develop. Once we know that, we can differentiate any lesson or activity. This will then make it meaningful to them and they will enjoy learning. This part of the e-Portfolio will focus on…

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