Depth and Complexity Explained. Finally!

There's never been a complete guide to understanding and implementing the Depth and Complexity Framework. 

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What's Inside

Gifted Guild's Guide to Depth and Complexity covers not just the eleven icons, but every facet of the Depth and Complexity Framework. Here's some of what you'll find inside:

  • The elements of Depth and Complexity
  • The Content Imperatives
  • Universal Themes
  • Think Like A Disciplinarian
  • Frames and other graphic organizers
  • Applications in early elementary
  • Sample questions, activities, and ways to introduce each part of the framework

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About the Authors

Ian Byrd

Ian taught gifted students in Garden Grove, California where he grew up as a gifted kid himself. On his journey to become a teacher, he earned a degree in Computer Science, briefly played bass in an almost successful rock band, and married a fashion designer. Ian writes about gifted education at and develops video lessons at Byrdseed.TV.

Lisa Van Gemert

Lisa grew up as a real, live gifted kid in California, where she devoured Nancy Drew mysteries and played soccer. She got a couple of degrees that let her teach elementary and high school, and then become an assistant principal. She was the Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, the expert consultant to some television shows about gifted kids, and she writes books about giftedness, including the award-winning Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. She married an Australian software developer, and they have three sons. She writes about gifted ed at