IAGC-Gifted Education Seminar (GES)
This training was developed specifically for classroom teachers who do not have background in how to serve gifted students. Because the copyright ends December 2020, this is the final year IAGC will offer GES. 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 June 15, 2020 and the course completes on August 14, 2020.
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.
This course consists of 45 hours of independent study and you will receive 45 PDHs.
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.