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.
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 21, 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.
Session 2: Differentiated Instruction in Science - (Tuesday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. )
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.