IAGC-Gifted Education Seminar (GES)
This training was developed specifically for classroom teachers who do not have background in how to serve gifted students. This interactive, comprehensive, multi-module course, developed in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, helps teachers, administrators, gifted coordinators, and all who serve gifted children to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. Topics included are theories and perspectives on giftedness, knowing the “whole child,” curriculum models, differentiation, and social-emotional needs. Start date is October 2, 20017 and completes on December 1, 2017.
Course consists of 45 hours of independent study (or 3 hours college credit from Aurora University) that must be completed by December 1, 2017. Hours count toward the ISBE 20% Special Education requirement.
All presenters have experience as teachers and/or administrators in gifted programs in Illinois. Presenters are all GES-certified trainers and have taught the GES prior to this class.
*Commitment for college credit must be received by September 25, 2017, to process enrollment forms. A separate college credit enrollment form will be mailed to registrant after receiving GES payment. Then, complete form and return with $350 check (payable to “IAGC”) to the IAGC office prior to start of the class. No exceptions for college credit after class begins.
Credit: Either 45 PDHs or 3 hours of Graduate Credit