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This Summer, join the IAGC for professional development to meet the needs of advanced learners in K-8...

Are you a K-8 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: $15.00/Session; $35.00 for all three!

Regular, Non-Member Rate: $30.00 per session/$70 for all three

Professional Development Credit: Participants are eligible for one PD hour per session if sign in/sign out and evaluation requirements are met.

CLICK to REGISTER FOR ALL 3 SESSIONS - best value 



 Session Descriptions and Single-Event Registration:

Session 1:  Inquiry-Based Learning: Strategies for Creating Authentic Student-Driven Learning Experiences - In this discussion-based session, teachers will explore strategies for using inquiry-based learning methods to support student engagement and ownership. (Tuesday, June 28, 2PM - 3PM )   Note: This session is a repeat session  that IAGC presented in Spring 2022. 

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.


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Session 2: Differentiated Instruction in Science - (Tuesday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ) 

Facilitator: David Hernandez. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in physics and economics from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University. He taught bilingual mathematics and physics for 15 years and has been writing hands-on, cutting edge, innovating k-12 curriculum for the past 5 years impacting numerous educators statewide. David’s specialty is to create real world models in order for a student to understand and assimilate specific concepts. Additionally, he is creating a STEM curriculum in Spanish.




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Session 2: Differentiated Instruction in Science - (Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ) 

Facilitator: David Hernandez. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in physics and economics from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University. He taught bilingual mathematics and physics for 15 years and has been writing hands-on, cutting edge, innovating k-12 curriculum for the past 5 years impacting numerous educators statewide. David’s specialty is to create real world models in order for a student to understand and assimilate specific concepts. Additionally, he is creating a STEM curriculum in Spanish.


Session 3: Kick-start Your Year with Math Differentiation - Are you looking for strategies to differentiate for advanced learners through mathematics discussion this year? Join this session to explore four impactful strategies to increase rigor by engaging students in math conversations. Session will include strategies to support EL learners in the classroom. (Tuesday, August 9, 2PM - 3PM )  

Facilitator: Denise Kuchta. Denise is the Coordinator for Gifted, as well as the Mathematics Instructional Coach at Queen Bee School District 16, where she re-established the gifted program in 2015-2016. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with students in grades 3-8, specializing in mathematics, gifted education and acceleration for math and English/Language Arts, and special education and interventions.

Denise has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Mathematics, History, Language arts, and Middle school Teaching from Western Illinois University. She has a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership (Type 75) and an endorsement in Gifted Education from Aurora. University.


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Contact Us:

Illinois Association for Gifted Children

1500 Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ph: 630-907-5047
Fax: 630-907-5976


email us:  

Director@IAGCgifted.org

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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