INTRODUCTION


This year I am celebrating 20 years in the field of gifted education! Two decades of teaching, coordinating, and researching gifted education programs have taught me three great truths. First, all students deserve to learn something new everyday. Second, the artificial ceilings we place on students need to be demolished. Third, bright students need different work, not more of the same. My goal is to help you better meet the needs of the high ability students in your classroom. Feel free to browse my website and explore the services and resources I have to offer. Please contact me with any questions you may have using the "Contact Me" tab at the top of this page. Also, please check out my NAGC award winning curriculum units available for purchase.


Dr. Jason S. McIntosh

602-421-1643

mcintosh.jason1@gmail.com


SERVICES


I provide professional learning opportunities to teachers of all subject areas and grade levels on numerous topics including differentiation strategies, gifted education programming, the Kaplan Depth and Complexity Model, creating SMART Goals for smart students, critical and creative thinking skills, and more. I am also experienced at formally evaluating gifted programs using a tool I created called the Depth and Complexity Program Evaluation Tool or DC-PET. 


A list of conference presentations I have given and workshops I have provided to various districts can be accessed by downloading my vita below. I can customize a solution for you and your staff in order to provide the best possible learning experience for everyone involved. Just as my tag line says, differentiation means providing something new and different to meet the needs of individuals, not more of the same.


2021 Updated Vita


LIST OF PUBLICATIONS


 McIntosh, J. (2021). Astronaut academy. Prufrock Press.  (Now called Routledge)

 McIntosh, J. (2021). Erase the waste and turn trash into cash. Prufrock Press.  (Now called Routledge)

 McIntosh, J. (2021). Microscopic monsters and the scientists who slay them. Prufrock Press.  (Now called Routledge)

 McIntosh, J., Buckley, J., & Archibald, T. (2020). Refining and measuring the construct of evaluative thinking: An exploratory factor analysis of   the evaluative thinking inventory. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 16 (34), 104-117.


McIntosh, J. (2018). Becoming a milliner of the mind by creating haberdasheries for professional learning. In A. Novak & C. Weber, (Eds.) Best practices in professional learning and teacher preparation: Methods and strategies for gifted professional development. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.


McIntosh, J. (2018). Feats and flops: Innovation and product creation for solutions to real-world problems. Unionville, New York: Royal Fireworks Press.


McIntosh, J. (2018). Quests and quandaries: Exploring intellectual interests in depth. Unionville, New York: Royal Fireworks Press.


McIntosh, J. (2018). An ode to critical thinking. Teaching for High Potential. National Association for Gifted Children.


McIntosh, J. (2016). Seagulls, treasure maps, and sea sickness:  Sailing as a metaphor for differentiation. Teaching for High Potential. National Association for Gifted Children.


McIntosh, J. (2015). Gifted Program Evaluation: A Handbook for Administrators and Coordinators. Spiers Neumeister, K. & Burney, V. (2012),Roeper Review, 37:2, 111-112.


Gentry, M., Peters, S., Pereira, N., McIntosh, J., & Fugate, C. (2015). HOPE Teacher Rating Scale: Administration Manual. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. 

McIntosh, J. (2014). Differentiation (AKA ceiling demolition). In Marcia Gentry's Total School Cluster Grouping & Differentiation: A Comprehensive, Research-Based Plan for Raising Student Achievement & Improving Teacher Practices.Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.


McIntosh, J. (2014). Curriculum compacting: Organized common sense. In Marcia Gentry's Total School Cluster Grouping & Differentiation: A Comprehensive, Research-Based Plan for Raising Student Achievement & Improving Teacher Practices. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Patrick, H., Gentry, M., Moss, J., & McIntosh, J. (2014). Motivation and gifted adolescents. In Dixon & Moon's (Eds.) The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

VanTassel-Baska, J., McIntosh, J., & Kearney, K. (2014). Secondary affective curriculum and instruction for gifted learners. In Dixon & Moon's (Eds.) The Handbook of Secondary Gifted Education. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.


McIntosh, J. (2013, Winter). Becoming a genuine bloomarian. Teaching for High Potential.  National Association for Gifted Children.

Menonno, A., Wackerly, A., & McIntosh, J. (2013). Vets, pets, and me! Fat dogs and coughing horses elementary curriculum grades 1-3. Purdue University and National Institutes of Health.

Ruhl, J., Veatch, J., & McIntosh, J. (2013). Animal contributions to human health: Fat dogs and coughing horses high school curriculum, grade 9. Purdue University and National Institutes of Health.

McIntosh, J. (2011). The gap, the trap, and the high flyers flaps: A summary and analysis of three important studies focusing on excellence gaps in American education. Gifted Children: An Electronic Journal of the AERA SIG Research on Giftedness and Talent. 5 (1).