July 2019 Academic & Specialist Baker & Taylor Publisher Service

Best Practices in Professional Learning and Teacher Preparation: Special Topics for Gifted Professional Development Angela Novak, Christine Weber

Paperback | Jul 2019 | Prufrock Press | 9781618218438 | 250pp | 254x178mm | GEN | AUD$115.00, NZD$139.99

Several states offer additional teacher preparation programs by providing either an endorsement or certification in the field, but these are often pursued by teachers specifically enrolled in gifted coursework rather than in general education programs. Practitioners and researchers agree that time and energy should be spent on training teachers in how to address the needs of gifted and talented students, both within the regular classroom and in specialised programs.

This three-book series acknowledges this need and provides specific strategies for professional development in a variety of settings using various methods. Drawing on both literature in the field and research-based best practices in professional learning, this series provides the reader with a foundation for designing and implementing effective professional development experiences for educators working with gifted learners. This volume acknowledges specific challenges facing both practitioners and their students. The authors present strategies and helpful resources related to several special populations and topics unique to the field, such as twice-exceptional learners, underachieving gifted students, the underrepresentation of minorities, acceleration options, and assisting educators to work with parents.