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This is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom—seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The third edition of this “orange bible” provides information on: • using technology for accelerated learning • managing cluster grouping • increasing curriculum rigor • improving assessments • boosting critical and creative thinking skills • addressing gifted kids with special needs • supporting Common Core State Standards Digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, reproducible forms ready to customize and print for classroom use, additional extension menus for the primary and upper grades, and a special supplement for parents.

This is the definitive guide to meeting the learning needs of gifted students in the mixed-abilities classroom—seamlessly and effectively with minimal preparation time. Included are practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. The third edition of this “orange bible” provides information on:

• using technology for accelerated learning
• managing cluster grouping
• increasing curriculum rigor
• improving assessments
• boosting critical and creative thinking skills
• addressing gifted kids with special needs
• supporting Common Core State Standards

Digital content provides a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, reproducible forms ready to customize and print for classroom use, additional extension menus for the primary and upper grades, and a special supplement for parents.

Teaching Gifted Kids in
Today’s Classroom

Strategies and Techniques Every
Teacher Can Use
(Revised & Updated 3rd Edition)
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S.
with Dina Brulles, Ph.D.
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A gold mine of practical, easy-to-use teaching methods, strategies, and tips to improve learning outcomes for students who score below proficiency levels. This fully revised and updated third edition provides information on integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and 21st-century skills. It reflects the use of technology and schoolwide cluster grouping in support of all students and includes proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. Sidebars throughout highlight special information for working with students on the autism spectrum; “tech tips” describe technologies that are especially useful for kids with LD. Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms, additional content organization charts, and a PDF presentation for book study groups and professional development.

A gold mine of practical, easy-to-use teaching methods, strategies, and tips to improve learning outcomes for students who score below proficiency levels. This fully revised and updated third edition provides information on integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and 21st-century skills. It reflects the use of technology and schoolwide cluster grouping in support of all students and includes proven, practical, classroom-tested strategies and step-by-step instructions for how to use them. Sidebars throughout highlight special information for working with students on the autism spectrum; “tech tips” describe technologies that are especially useful for kids with LD.

Digital content includes all of the book’s customizable forms, additional content organization charts, and a PDF presentation for book study groups and professional development.

Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom
How Every Teacher Can Help Struggling Students Succeed
(Revised & Updated 3rd Edition)
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S.
with Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed.
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In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted students and ensure that all students reach their potential? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying gifted students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. Special attention is directed toward empowering gifted English language learners. Digital content features customizable reproducible forms from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation designed for teacher in-service training. An essential resource for administrators, gifted education program directors, and classroom teachers.

In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted students and ensure that all students reach their potential? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying gifted students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. Special attention is directed toward empowering gifted English language learners.

Digital content features customizable reproducible forms from the book plus a PowerPoint presentation designed for teacher in-service training.

An essential resource for administrators, gifted education program directors, and classroom teachers.

The Cluster Grouping Handbook:
A Schoolwide Model

How to Challenge
Gifted Students and Improve
Achievement for All
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S.
and Dina Brulles, Ph.D.
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Schools will get the benefit of in-person author workshops for a fraction of the cost with this comprehensive professional development resource. Teachers will be introduced to proven, practical classroom strategies for meeting the needs of gifted learners, whether they work in a mixed-abilities classroom, cluster classroom, gifted-education classroom, resource room, or another setting. The package includes: • DVD (100+ minutes) featuring top-selling authors Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles along with actual classroom teaching sessions that illustrate key strategies from the book • A copy of the book Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom • Online digital content containing all of the customizable reproducible forms from the book along with an introductory PowerPoint presentation • Study Group Leader’s Guide that directs users through the book and the video as they use these in study groups or other forms of staff development In addition to discussion and modeling of pivotal teaching strategies, the resource covers 21st century learning, assessment, technology, RTI, and schoolwide cluster grouping.

Schools will get the benefit of in-person author workshops for a fraction of the cost with this comprehensive professional development resource. Teachers will be introduced to proven, practical classroom strategies for meeting the needs of gifted learners, whether they work in a mixed-abilities classroom, cluster classroom, gifted-education classroom, resource room, or another setting.

The package includes:

• DVD (100+ minutes) featuring top-selling authors Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles along with actual classroom teaching sessions that illustrate key strategies from the book

• A copy of the book Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom

• Online digital content containing all of the customizable reproducible forms from the book along with an introductory PowerPoint presentation

• Study Group Leader’s Guide that directs users through the book and the video as they use these in study groups or other forms of staff development

In addition to discussion and modeling of pivotal teaching strategies, the resource covers 21st century learning, assessment, technology, RTI, and schoolwide cluster grouping.

Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom
Professional Development Multimedia Package

Perfect for Book Study and PLC Groups
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S.
and Dina Brulles, Ph.D.
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“Twice/multi-exceptional” (2e) describes students who are gifted and have a learning challenge such as a learning disorder, behavioral problem, ADHD, or autism. Often, these students’ learning difficulties mask their strengths—and limit their success in school. Use Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom and Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom together—along with a free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide and PDF presentation, to help overcome the barriers 2e students face. With the complete 2e package, you will have targeted resources for identifying and helping 2e students of all ages achieve consistent forward progress in their learning. Together, the books, study guide, and presentation offer up-to-date, practical, classroom-tested teaching strategies to help students: • Recognize and build on their learning strengths • Develop proactive approaches to become productive, independent learners • Overcome loss of confidence, feelings of failure, and behavior challenges Access the free downloads: Twice/Multi-Exceptional Learners PLC/Book Study Guide and Strategies to Meet the Needs of Twice/Multi-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom (PDF presentation).

“Twice/multi-exceptional” (2e) describes students who are gifted and have a learning challenge such as a learning disorder, behavioral problem, ADHD, or autism. Often, these students’ learning difficulties mask their strengths—and limit their success in school. Use Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom and Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom together—along with a free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide and PDF presentation, to help overcome the barriers 2e students face. With the complete 2e package, you will have targeted resources for identifying and helping 2e students of all ages achieve consistent forward progress in their learning. Together, the books, study guide, and presentation offer up-to-date, practical, classroom-tested teaching strategies to help students:

• Recognize and build on their learning strengths
• Develop proactive approaches to become productive, independent learners
• Overcome loss of confidence, feelings of failure, and behavior challenges

Access the free downloads: Twice/Multi-Exceptional Learners PLC/Book Study Guide and Strategies to Meet the Needs of Twice/Multi-Exceptional Learners in Today’s Classroom (PDF presentation).

Special Bundle Price for PD on
Teaching Twice/Multi-Exceptional Students
in Today’s Classroom

Save 30% when you purchase both books!
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., Lisa M. Kiss, M. Ed.,
and Dina Brulles, Ph.D.
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** Volume discounts for the multi-media packages are available **

 
This book has been in constant press since 1990 and has brought much pleasure to avid readers and writers of all ages. There are 11 sentences in Level One, which challenge gifted students in grades k-4 and regular education students in the upper grades. The eleven Level Two sentences challenge students in grades 5-12, and require access to an unabridged dictionary with word origins included. The sentences also provide hours of family fun! You will especially appreciate the Answer Keys at the back of the book

This book has been in constant press since 1990 and has brought much pleasure to avid readers and writers of all ages. There are 11 sentences in Level One, which challenge gifted students in grades k-4 and regular education students in the upper grades. The eleven Level Two sentences challenge students in grades 5-12, and require access to an unabridged dictionary with word origins included. The sentences also provide hours of family fun! You will especially appreciate the Answer Keys at the back of the book

Super Sentences: A Vocabulary Building Activity Book for Word Lovers of all Ages, Including School Age Children
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S., 
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Differentiated Lessons for Every Learner supports middle school teachers in teaching all students, including those with high ability. The book contains extension lessons in each content area with learning activities that align to the national content standards, embed ELA Common Core Standards, and correlate to DOK levels. The extension lessons provide for active learning tailored to address multiple learning levels. Using this semi-structured process ensures differentiated learning experiences that align to the standards while also respecting that students have different interests, different methods of learning, and most importantly, that they are learning at different challenge levels. The time is now upon us to emphasize interdisciplinary learning experiences that provide real-world connections and engage students in relevant and meaningful learning. We have long known that while critical for gifted and talented students, these higher level thinking strategies benefit all students. Foreword by Karin Hess, Ed.D. Grades 6–8

Differentiated Lessons for Every Learner supports middle school teachers in teaching all students, including those with high ability. The book contains extension lessons in each content area with learning activities that align to the national content standards, embed ELA Common Core Standards, and correlate to DOK levels. The extension lessons provide for active learning tailored to address multiple learning levels. Using this semi-structured process ensures differentiated learning experiences that align to the standards while also respecting that students have different interests, different methods of learning, and most importantly, that they are learning at different challenge levels. The time is now upon us to emphasize interdisciplinary learning experiences that provide real-world connections and engage students in relevant and meaningful learning. We have long known that while critical for gifted and talented students, these higher level thinking strategies benefit all students.

Foreword by Karin Hess, Ed.D.

Grades 6–8

Differentiated Lessons
for Every Learner:

Over 100 extension menus in eight subject areas, all connected to learning standards and DOK thinking levels
by Dina Brulles, Ph.D., Karen L. Brown, and Susan Winebrenner, M.S.
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This free guide to Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom is designed as a professional development resource and can be used to facilitate a book study or as a learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC). Facilitator notes are provided for additional support and explanation in planning and facilitating your school or group’s sessions

This free guide to Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom is designed as a professional development resource and can be used to facilitate a book study or as a learning experience for a professional learning community (PLC). Facilitator notes are provided for additional support and explanation in planning and facilitating your school or group’s sessions

Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom
PLC/Book
Study Guide
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S.
with Lisa M. Kiss, M. Ed.
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