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Leighann Pennington, Chair-Elect

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The Curriculum Studies Network believes that work in the area of curriculum forms the core basis for programs for gifted learners and thus must be carried out in a thoughtful, comprehensive, and articulated way. Furthermore, we believe that curriculum for the gifted should be organized to allow gifted learners to move at their own rates, to provide in-depth experiences, to offer exposure to new knowledge areas, and to make interdisciplinary connections. Specifically, the Network undertakes projects and activities that: 1) develop standards for curriculum development processes including evaluation, scope, and sequence; 2) develop a working relationship and mutual projects with other national curriculum groups; 3) provide a clearinghouse of appropriate curriculum materials for gifted students; and 4) promote research and development in curriculum for gifted students.

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If you like what you've read and want to be a member of the Curriculum Studies Network, we'd love to have you! You must be a member of NAGC before you can become a network member, so click here to find out how.

SCOPE -- Newsletter Archive

Current Newsletter: 
Spring 2013 

Past newsletters sent to network members:
Fall 2012 
Spring 2012
Fall 2011 
Spring 2011
Fall 2010 
Summer 2010
Fall 2009
Spring/Summer 2009
March 2009
September 2008
June 2008

Curriculum Studies Award
Read more about the award competition here.

Carol Ann Williams has been an educator of gifted and talented children for fourteen years and is a recently retired Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction and Program Supervisor for Gifted and Talented Studies from Cape May County, New Jersey. She is a past board member of the New Jersey Association for Gifted and Talented Children (NJAGC) and is presently an Educational Consultant and Staff Developer for Stockton College's ETTC. She earned her Master's Degree from the University of Connecticut specializing in gifted education and talent development. She received an award for curriculum development in 1999, for Across Generations, from the NAGC curriculum studies division and in 2000, as an NAGC Non-Doctoral Graduate Student of the Year. She is currently serving as the co-chair for the network's curriculum competition and is co-editor for an upcoming curriculum series for Creative Learning Press. Her interests include gifted education and talent development, differentiated instruction and curriculum development.

From NAGC's ERIC Digest Archives:

"Infusing Multicultural Content into the Curriculum for Gifted Students"

"Integrating Arts into Curriculum for Gifted Students"

Full List of the ERIC Archives