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. You may start anytime after February 22, 2019 and completes on December 13, 2019.
To complete this course, you must purchase two books. There are Achieving Excellence: Educating the Gifted and Talented by Frances A. Karnes and Kristen r. Stephens and Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective by Bertie Kingore. These books are available either new or used online.
Course consists of 45 hours of independent study (or 3 hours college credit frFom Lindenwood University at a cost of $300) that must be completed by December 13, 2019.
Trainers 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 contact Diane Beedy at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive instructions to enrollment for college credit.
Credit: Either 45 PDHs or 3 hours of Graduate Credit