Differentiation for Advanced Learners: A Starting Point
As the title suggests, this is a resource for you to initiate a “starting point” for you to begin on a journey to differentiate for advanced learners. It might also foster new thinking for more veteran “differentiators.” Because advanced learners spend a lot of time in mixed ability settings, the resources cited below focus primarily on meeting advanced learner needs in the general classroom.
Please spend a few minutes reviewing the “don'ts” of working with advanced learners in the blog entry by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). It is easier to avoid implementing a bad instructional practice than trying to break one.
Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms (For Do's and Don'ts): https://www.nagc.org/blog/serving-gifted-students-general-ed-classrooms
The Musts of a Differentiated Classroom (National Association for Gifted Children): https://www.nagc.org/mini-course-musts-differentiated-classroom
If you have specific questions related to your classroom or school, don’t hesitate to contact us at the Illinois Association for Gifted Children. We are committed to helping you!