Networks - Curriculum Studies

Mission

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:

  • develop standards for curriculum development processes including evaluation, scope, and sequence;
  • develop a working relationship and mutual projects with other national curriculum groups;
  • provide a clearinghouse of appropriate curriculum materials for gifted students; and
  • promote research and development in curriculum for gifted students.

Leadership

Leighann Pennington, Chair

Denise Drain, Chair-Elect

Jennifer Beasley, Past Chair

Matthew Reames, Newsletter Editor

Recent Newsletter

Curriculum Award

The Curriculum Studies Network celebrates curriculum units that demonstrate an appropriate challenge for use with gifted students grouped into heterogeneous instructional settings or gifted classrooms.

Learn more about the award. Curriculum Award winners are displayed at the Curriculum Studies Evening Event at the NAGC Annual Convention.