Document Type

Student Research Paper


Spring 2019

Academic Department


Faculty Advisor(s)

Wendy Bellew


This Honors in Education research focuses on gifted instruction in the general education early childhood classroom. Research found that being challenged in the general education classroom (in addition to in the gifted classroom) is a vital aspect of students’ gifted education. In addition to research on the importance of gifted education, effective strategies and best practices for challenging these students were explored through teacher interviews. Common themes such as strategic grouping, differentiation, enriched curriculum, problem solving, and project-based learning emerged. These strategies were compiled and organized into a digital toolkit website. This digital toolkit can serve as a teacher resource used to improve differentiated instruction and instruction specifically for advanced learners in the general classroom.


ED 400 Senior Project in Education, SCAD 2019

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