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Accommodating the Gifted/Talented Student. Presentation to the Northern Wisconsin District Teachers Conference New London, Wisconsin February 14, 2014 By: Dr. Alan Spurgin BS, MS, EdD. Goal for the presentation. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Accommodating the Gifted/Talented Student

Accommodating the Gifted/Talented StudentPresentation to the Northern Wisconsin District Teachers ConferenceNew London, WisconsinFebruary 14, 2014By: Dr. Alan Spurgin BS, MS, EdD

Goal for the presentationThe Lutheran Elementary Schools and High Schools has consistently attracted students with above average intelligence and adaptive skills. Therefore, accommodating the students with gifts/talents has been an ongoing task for teachers for many years. However, how are the students with gifts/talents being challenged to their full academic potential in LES and ALHS today? In addition, how can teachers reach all children, especially those of color and gender?

Introduction of the topic: Accommodating the Gifted/Talented (G/T) Student

Welcome from Martin Luther CollegeG/T test Parameters of the presentationOrganization of groups

Background information

Joseph Renzulli three ring criteria modelHoward Gardner multiple intelligences (10)Robert Sternberg multiple intelligences (3)Renzulli again

Class ActivityHewards QuestionsLook at each section of questionsGroups to ponder each sectionGive Kudos to each member of the group

DifferentiationDifferentiation current trends in exceptional education, including students who are G/TThe four tenants of differentiationContentProcessProductEducational environmentConnection to G/T

DifferentiationUniversal Design for Learning (UDL) Based on the architect design modelAllows for different entry points for studentsProvides for different products from studentsMakes accommodations based on the needs of the child

Differentiation conceptualization from the MLC perspective

A close look at the MLC model lesson planSeamless understanding of differentiation through the Teacher Mentorship Program




A. Early entry to schoola. Grade skippingb. Advanced Placementc. International Baccalaureate Program d. Socialization issuee. MONEY

Special considerations


Close to the endCase sample if time permitsResources