Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners allows educators and stakeholders to examine issues related to differentiating curriculum and instruction in a variety of contexts. The case studies in this rich resource analyze various differentiation strategies and their benefits to promote classrooms where every student belongs, every student is valued, and every student is nurtured. The cases facilitate conversations about children and their unique needs by situating learning in authentic and meaningful contexts, with the goal of helping educators improve services and programs for gifted and talented students. "Things to Consider" guide the reader’s thinking without imparting an explicit action, recommendation, or solution. Discussion questions, activities, extensions, and suggestions for additional readings support the standards of excellence set forth in the revised NAGC- CEC Teacher Preparation Standards in Gifted and Talented Education and the NAGC-CEC Advanced Standards in Gifted Education Teacher Preparation.
Cecelia Boswell, Ed.D, is an independent consultant auditing gifted, advanced, and IB programs.
Christine L. Weber, Ph.D., is a professor of Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL at the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville.
Wendy Behrens, M.A. Ed. serves as the Gifted and Talented Education Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education, providing leadership and consultation services for educators, administrators, and parents.