This Summer, join the IAGC for professional development to meet the needs of advanced learners...
Are you a teacher looking for summer professional development to help you meet the needs of Advanced Learners in your classroom? Are you new to gifted education? Find a comfortable summer spot and join the Illinois Association for Gifted Children for virtual classes focusing on three different topics in the field of gifted education.
Register for one, two, or all three sessions!
Member Rate: $20.00 per session
Regular, Non-Member Rate: $25.00 per session
Professional Development Credit: Participants are eligible for one PD hour per session if sign in/sign out and evaluation requirements are met.
Session Descriptions and Registration:
Session 1: Inquiry-Based Learning: Strategies for Creating Authentic Student-Driven Learning Experiences (Wednesday, June 30, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. ) In this discussion-based session, teachers will explore strategies for using inquiry-based learning methods to support student engagement and ownership. (Elementary and Middle School) Note: This session is a repeat session that IAGC presented in Spring/Summer 2020.
Facilitator: Kenyatta Revelle. Kenyatta is the Principal of Iles School (Gifted Magnet School Grades 1-8 and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Grades 1-5) in Springfield Public Schools District #186. She has 19 years of experience working as an educator and administrator of gifted children. As principal, she worked collaboratively to develop and implement the International Baccalaureate (IB) primary years concept-driven program of in-depth inquiry focused on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
Session 2: Inquiry Classroom: 5 Strategies for Collaboration in the Socially Distanced Classroom - (Saturday, July 17, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. )
Session 3: Teaching Conceptual Math - (Tuesday, August 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ) In this session, participants will explore teaching conceptual math as a way to develop math talent in advanced learners.
Facilitator: Kim Freitag serves on the IAGC Education Committee. She is an Educational Consultant working with school districts on instructional improvement, differentiation, and mathematics, and the parent of a gifted adult daughter.