September 2016
Rutgers Gifted Education Bulletin
Welcome to the Rutgers Gifted Education Bulletin. This bulletin contains information to assist educators, counselors, administrators, and parents in meeting the needs of diverse gifted learners. For additional information, visit the Gifted Ed  website or email us at gifteded@docs.rutgers.edu.
Attend Free Webinar on 'Curriculum Compacting' September 27, 4 p.m.
Curriculum compacting is a valuable differentiation strategy that teachers can use to effectively meet the needs of gifted learners in heterogeneous classrooms. After pre-assessment to document student mastery of curricular content, teachers use compacting to replace learned content with advanced learning opportunities for students. This webinar, presented by Dr. Lenore Cortina, will focus on practical tools for implementing curriculum compacting with K-8 students. 
Conference Program and Registration Now Available 
The 2017 Rutgers Gifted Education Conference program and registration are now available. Take a deep dive into gifted education best practices, hear about the latest research, and find inspiration to energize your work with gifted learners! This year's program, held November 18 in Somerset, NJ, will focus on meeting the needs of diverse gifted learners, with sessions tailored for educators and administrators at all experience levels. 
Learn What the New ESSA Legislation Means for Gifted Ed
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The 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates equity for students at every level of achievement. Title I funding requires disaggregation of student performance data at each achievement level; Title II funds must be used to teach educators how to address the learning needs of all students, including the specific needs of gifted and talented students. Read more - d ownload the National Association for Gifted Children's summary of the impact of ESSA on gifted education. 
Apply Now for a Scholarship!
The Joyce VanTassel-Baska Endowed Scholarship  provides annual awards of $500 to honor Dr. VanTassel-Baska's contributions to the field of gifted education and the Rutgers Gifted Education Certificate Program, and to support educators who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in working with gifted learners. The scholarship may be used toward the Rutgers Gifted Education Certificate Program .  Learn more.
Questions? Contact Rutgers University --New Brunswick Gifted Education Program  at 848-932-7565 or gifteded@docs.rutgers.edu.