Illinois Association for Gifted Children

July 12- 28, 2021 (3-Week Session) - IAGC Gifted Education Modules: Foundations for Teaching Advanced Learners in Today's Classrooms

  • 07/12/2021
  • 07/28/2021
  • 6 sessions
  • 07/12/2021, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • 07/14/2021, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • 07/19/2021, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • 07/21/2021, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • 07/26/2021, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • 07/28/2021, 8:00 AM 10:00 AM (CDT)
  • online
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Registration

  • June 2021 Session (Entire 3-Module Course), June 6-26, 2021: 1 module per week for 3 weeks; Virtual classes meet Tues. and Thurs. 8 am - 10 am; 5 hours asynchronous work per module.
  • June 2021 Session (Entire 3-Module Course), June 6-26, 2021: 1 module per week for 3 weeks; Virtual classes meet Tues. and Thurs. 8 am - 10 am; 5 hours asynchronous work per module.

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Modules in Gifted Education:

Foundations for Teaching Advanced Learners

in Today's Classrooms

Session 1: July 12, 2021 - July 28, 2021

Designed for classroom teachers and enrichment teachers who serve advanced learners in grades K-8, each module provides practical knowledge and evidence-based strategies to meet the needs of students who achieve and/or have the potential to achieve at high levels. Attendees will gain an understanding of current, equitable and inclusive approaches in the field of gifted education and explore programming/instructional models, classroom structures, and collaborations to support advanced learners. Projects and readings are designed with an eye to applicability/relevance to classroom practice. Classroom teachers, new enrichment/advanced programming teachers, and educators seeking to update their foundational skills and knowledge for developing talents of advanced learners are encouraged to participate.

Each virtual module includes 4 hours of synchronous and 5 hours of independent learning. A Certificate of Course Completion from IAGC and 27 PD hours will be provided upon completion of all three modules.

Note: Assignments will be provided and submitted on the Google Classroom platform. All participants are required to have a Google Account and email to participate in this course.

Overview:

Module 1: Understanding Advanced Learners (4 hours in-class time + 5 hours independent learning)

Part 1 - Conceptions of Giftedness (2 hour class + readings and assignments)

Part 2 - Recognizing and Developing Gifts and Talents (2 hour class + readings and assignments)

    Module 2: Programming, Collaborations and Classroom Structures to Support Growth of Advanced Learners (4 hours in-class time + 5 hours independent learning)

    Part 1 -  Supporting Growth of Advanced Learners Through the MTSS Framework, Assessment, and Professional Learning Communities (2-hour virtual class + readings and assignments)

    Part 2 -  Classroom, Community, and Family Collaborations to Support Advanced Learners (2-hour  virtual class + readings and assignments)

    Module 3: Differentiation and Instructional Strategies for Advanced Learners (4 hours in-class time + 5 hours independent learning)

    Part 1 -  Key Components of Differentiated Instruction for Advanced Learners (2-hour virtual class + readings and assignments)

    Part 2 - Student-Centered Differentiation for Advanced Learners (2-hour  virtual class + readings and assignments)

    Required Text: Heacox, D. and Cash, R., Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics (revised and updated edition). Free Spirit Publishing, 2020 (ISBN: 978-1-63198-432-7) 
    *Participants are responsible for obtaining the text as it is not included in the module registration fee.
    Books are available from Free Spirt Publishing for a 35% discount plus shipping (book cost - $27.94, shipping - $6.95). If ordering on the Free Spirit website, be sure to indicate "IAGC" in the comments section. Although the discount will not be reflected on the order form that you submit, a corrected invoice will be send to the email address provided on the form. If you would like to use a PO or order directly, you may also call Free Spirt at 800-735-7323 and place the order over the phone or email help4kids@freespirit.com.

    Books are also available from Amazon/other book sellers.

    All classroom sessions must be attended and readings/assignments completed for module credit. 9 hours of professional development credit is available for each module after satisfactorily completing all of the requirements/assignments for that module.  




    Contact Us:

    Illinois Association for Gifted Children

    1500 Sullivan Road
    Aurora, IL 60506

    Ph: 630-907-5047
    Fax: 630-907-5976

    Email us at:

    Director@iagcgifted.org


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