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ANGELA M NOVAK, PH.D.

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Empowering Gifted Educators as Change Agents:
A Playbook for Equity-Driven Professional Learning

by Katie D. Lewis and Angela M. Novak

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all citations are provided in full (APA style) on my cv page

I've made every effort to post the work that I am ethically allowed, books and book chapters are the main exception. For these, I have provided links to the publisher. Please note, for articles, I am limited to posting accepted versions, not the published/formatted version.


Best Practices in Professional Learning and Teacher Preparation, Volumes 1-3 is a service publication of NAGC and Prufrock Press; royalties are provided to the organization. 

Full citations are not provided on this page, only brief descriptions and links. Full citations for these and all of my publications, are available on my cv page

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN STEM:
DIFFERENTIATING THE STANDARDS IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND

Angela Novak

A chapter in a second edition of the book, STEM Education for High Ability Learners.

Novak, A. M.  (2024). Professional learning in STEM: Differentiating the standards in the classroom and beyond. In B. MacFarlane (Ed.). STEM education for high-ability learners: Designing and implementing programming (2nd Ed; pp. TBD). Routledge.

HOLLYWOOD OR HISTORY?
CREATING AN INCLUSIVE LEARNER-CENTERED CLASSROOM WITHOUT MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE:
CONTEXTUALIZING GENDER AND RACE THROUGH THE LENS OF PRIVILEGE AND ADVANTAGE

Angela M Novak

This is a lesson plan for the Classroom management- more than discipline chapter in the latest in the Hollywood or History? series. 
Novak, A. M.  (2024). Classroom management- more than discipline: Creating an inclusive learner-centered classroom without management and discipline: Contextualizing gender and race through the lens of privilege and advantage. In M. C. Noraian & S. C. Piotrowski (Eds.). Hollywood or history: An inquiry-based strategy for using film, television, and documentaries to explore the teaching profession. Information Age.

HOLLYWOOD OR HISTORY?
GIFTED STUDENTS AND IDENTIFICATION: MYTH, STEREOTYPE, OR REALITY?

Angela M Novak

This is a lesson plan for the Student assessment, accountability, and access beyond testing and tracking chapter in the latest in the Hollywood or History? series.

OUR WORLD, OUR FIGHT: TEACHING ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM AS A PIVOTAL PRACTICE FOR TALENTED YOUTH

Dr. Angela M Novak and Dr. Brittany N Anderson

A second chapter in Nyberg & Manzone's Pivotal Practices book, this collaboration with the fabulous Dr. Anderson looks at advocacy through a historical lens. As in the SLC chapter, this posted final version will have different page numbers from the printed chapter. 

Novak, A. M. & Anderson, B. N. (2024). Our world, our fight: Teaching advocacy and activism as a pivotal practice for talented youth. In J. Nyberg & J. Manzone (Eds.), Practices that promote innovation for talented students (pp. 23-49). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-5806-8.ch002

BRINGING PLCS TO K-20:
STUDENT LEARNING COMMUNITIES AS A PIVOTAL PRACTICE FOR TALENTED YOUTH

by Angela Novak

Chapter in Practices that Promote Innovate for Talented Students. The linked copy is the final version submitted, so it will have different pages than the book chapter: 

Novak, A. M. (2024). Bringing PLCs to K-20 talented youth: Student learning communities as a pivotal practice. In J. Nyberg & J. Manzone (Eds.), Practices that promote innovation for talented students (pp. 70-105). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-5806-8.ch004 

GIFTED PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICES SCALE (GPPS).

Angela Novak

I have written this instrument and am in the process of writing up the validation study. The qualitative process for developing the instrument and the first two rounds of the pilot study validation are located at the open access project site linked below.

 PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: A NEW LOOK.

by Dr. Christine L. Weber and Dr. Angela M. Novak

My friend and co-editor Dr. Chris Weber and I wrote a chapter on professional learning for the second edition of Introduction to Gifted Education, edited by Dr. Julia Link Roberts, Tracy F. Inman, & Jennifer H. Robins, published by Routledge Press. The link below is to publisher site.

NOT WHITE SAVIORS, BUT CRITICAL SCHOLARS: THE NEED FOR GIFTED CRITICAL RACE THEORY.

by Angela M. Novak

In this chapter, I make an argument for the need for gifted critical race theory, an additional branch to the CRT family tree. I offer a definition and tenets for GT CRT.


I developed the Peter Parker commentary (below) into a masked peer-reviewed chapter for editors Julia Nyberg & Jessica Manzone's Creating Equitable Services for the Gifted: Protocols for Identification, Implementation, and Evaluation. The chapter is pp. 246-262 and the book is published by IGI Global. Because of ECU's relationship with IGI Global, the chapter is available Open Access at the link below.

PETER PARKER, WHITE SUPREMACY, AND EQUITY: THE NEED FOR GIFTED CRITICAL RACE THEORY.

by Angela M. Novak

This is an editorially reviewed commentary on target article, published in Gifted Child Today, 66(2) 128-129. It is available as a preprint at the link below, which has two versions because I mistakenly wrote 2000 words instead of 1000! I later developed the idea into a full chapter (posted separately).

BLACK (GIFTED) JOY: A CRITICAL RACE THEORY PERSPECTIVE.

by Angela M. Novak

This is a preprint, under review, as a revise and resubmit that I am currently revising. Preprint link is below.

PERCEPTIONS OF A GIFTED COORDINATOR ON UNIVERSITY/DISTRICT COLLABORATION PROVIDING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE GIFTED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING.

by Dr. Angela M. Novak and Dr. Katie D. Lewis

Published by Journal for the Education of the Gifted: 

Novak, A. M.  & Lewis, K. D. (2023). Perceptions of a gifted coordinator on university/district collaboration providing culturally responsive gifted professional learning: A phased analysis of the four-zone equity driven model of professional learning. Journal for the Education of the Gifted 46(3), 276-315. https://doi.org/10.1177/01623532231180903

A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO DESIGNING A THEORY: THE JOURNEY OF THE FOUR ZONE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING MODEL.

by Angela M. Novak and Katie D. Lewis

This article was published by The Roeper Review 44(1), p. 49-62. https://doi.org/10.1080/02783193.2021.2005206 It was previously published as a preprint: (2021, February 21), accessible at the link below.  

GATEKEEPERS IN GIFTED: A CASE STUDY OF THE DISPROPORTIONALITY OF GIFTED BLACK YOUTH IN ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS

by Dr. Angela M. Novak and Dr. Karen D. Jones

Karen and I followed up our chapter with a case study! This article follows a gifted resource teacher, an AP, and a Principal and includes background information, activities, and reflective questions. 

Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership is a SAGE journal and I can share this pdf of the accepted version; there are variations in the final, published manuscript. 

USING CASE STUDIES TO DEVELOP EQUITY-DRIVEN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR GIFTED EDUCATORS

by Dr. Katie D. Lewis, Dr. Angela M. Novak, & Dr. Christine Weber

This is Part 2 of the GCT article, where we put the equity PL principles into play using case studies, and share how they've worked in three different scenarios. 

Again, the link takes you to a pdf of the accepted version of the Gifted Child Today article, so it does vary slightly from the final manuscript. 

INTERSECTIONALITY, RURALITY, AND IDENTITY: SUPPORTING GIFTED STUDENTS THROUGH PLACE-BASED CURRICULA

by Dr. Angela M Novak and Dr. Myriah M Miller

The Special Populations and Curriculum Studies Networks of NAGC collaborated on a special issue of Teaching for High Potential (THP), a publication of NAGC. Myriah and I worked together on this piece for the special issue on behalf of Special Pops.

GIFTED RURAL LEARNERS: EXPLORING POWER, PLACE, AND PRIVILEGE WITH A FOCUS ON PROMISING PRACTICES

by Angela M. Novak

I was honored to be the special issue editor for Theory and Practice in Rural Education, for the special issue on Gifted Rural Learners. This is an open access journal, so the link takes you to the full issue, not just my article.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN DEVELOPING EQUITY-DRIVEN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR EDUCATORS OF GIFTED STUDENTS

by Dr. Angela M. Novak, Dr. Katie D. Lewis & Dr. Christine L. Weber

This is the first of two pieces in Gifted Child Today that shares our equity principles of professional learning. 

GCT is a subscriber journal, however, I am able to post the accepted version. The link takes you to a pdf of this version. Note that this is a different version than the final published manuscript. 

ARMCHAIR DOGMA: WHAT IT IS AND WHY WE BELIEVE

by Dr. Angela M. Novak

This is a piece in Gifted Education Review, written for a parent and teacher audience, about the science of pseudoscience and beliefs.

The link takes you directly to the journal.

BEST PRACTICES IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND TEACHER PREPARATION: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS OF THE GIFTED IN THE CONTENT AREAS (VOL. 3)

Edited by Christine L. Weber and Angela M. Novak

I co-edited this book with my colleague, Dr. Chris Weber from UNF. I also have a chapter in the text with Dr. Karen Jones from ECU, ARGH!, in which we discuss administration and gifted, through the lens of self directed professional learning and action research. The link takes you to the website of the book publisher, not a download of the book or chapter.

BEST PRACTICES IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: AUTHOR Q&A

by Angela M. Novak; published/posted by Andilynn Feddeler

Prufrock Press Blog 
This blog series showcases interviews with Prufrock authors and editors, providing insight into topics and the creative process. Prufrock asked me to answer a few questions about my work on the Best Practices in Professional Learning and Teacher Preparation series.

BEST PRACTICES IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND TEACHER PREPARATION: SPECIAL TOPICS FOR GIFTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (VOL. 2)

Edited by Angela M. Novak and Christine L. Weber

I co-edited this book with my colleague, Dr. Chris Weber from UNF. I also have a chapter in the text with Dr. Katie Lewis from York College of Pennsylvania, in which we discuss our four-zone model for culturally responsive gifted professional learning. 

The link takes you to the website of the book publisher, not a download of the book or chapter. 

WHERE ARE GIFTED STUDENTS OF COLOR?  CASE STUDIES OUTLINE STRATEGIES TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN GIFTED PROGRAMS

by Katie D. Lewis, Angela. Novak and Christine L. Weber

This is an article I wrote with colleagues on using case studies as a tool in culturally responsive gifted professional learning. 

The link takes you to the website for Learning Forward, the organization, and the article in the Learning Professional. 

WHAT’S IN A NAME? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT VS. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

by Christine L. Weber, Angela M. Novak, & Katie D. Lewis

This is a piece that the three leaders of the then Professional Development Network, now Professional Learning Network for the National Association for Gifted Children wrote for the NAGC Insider.

The link takes you directly to the article on the NAGC website. 

BEST PRACTICES IN PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND TEACHER PREPARATION: METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR GIFTED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (VOL.1)

Edited by Angela M. Novak and Christine L. Weber

In our first volume, we introduced the series by sharing general strategies around professional learning in the gifted context. I co-edited this book with my colleague, Dr. Christine Weber. I have two chapters in this book, one one the research behind professional learning, that serves as an introduction to the series. The second is with my frequent research partner and collaborator, Dr. Katie Lewis, on tools of the professional learning trade. 

The link takes you to the website of the book publisher, not a download of the book or chapters. 

TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF CHARACTERISTICS OF GIFTED HISPANIC BILINGUAL STUDENTS: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE BORDER

by Drs. Katie Lewis, Angela Novak and Jennifer Coronado

I partnered with Dr. Lewis and her colleague Dr. Coronado for a research study, that we analyzed and and published in the Texas Forum of Teacher Education. 

This link takes you to the TXATE website and to the Forum issue in its entirety. Our article is on pages 71-91 of the online version linked.


A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON THE EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF GIFTED STUDENTS: DABROWSKI’S OVEREXCITABILITIES

by Dr. Angela Novak

This is a piece that is not research-heavy, but more reader friendly and accessible to younger audiences. 

The link takes you to ourgifted.com, and a pdf of the journal.

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