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Late Summer 2024 PD - IAGC Gifted Education Modules: Foundations for Teaching Advanced Learners in Today's Classrooms

  • 07/22/2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 08/02/2024
  • 11:00 AM
  • online
  • 11

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  • (Entire 3-Module Course),

    25% discount on groups of 10 or more. To register with group discount, please contact director@iagcgifted.org.

    2 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit are available from Lindenwood University for an additional $150. If you are interested, contact director@iagcgifted.org for directions about how to register on the Lindenwood website.
  • (Entire 3-Module Course)

    25% discount on groups of 10 or more. To register with group discount, please contact director@iagcgifted.org.

    2 Semester Hours of Graduate Credit are available from Lindenwood University for an additional $150. If you are interested, contact director@iagcgifted.org for directions about how to register on the Lindenwood website.
  • 3 Registrations for $999.
    Save $275 off non-member registration rates; Save $126 off member rates

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Modules in Gifted Education:

Foundations for Teaching Advanced Learners

in Today's Classrooms

REGISTRATION CLOSED

LATE SUMMER  2024

IAGC Professional Development (virtual)

$375/Members, $425/Non-Members, $999/ Group of THREE

Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

July 22 - August 2, 2024   9:00 am - 11:00 am

(dates and times subject to change)


Monday July 22   9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday July 24   9:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday July 26   9:00 am - 11:00 am

Monday July 29  9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wednesday July 31   9:00 am - 11:00 am

Friday August 2   9:00 am - 11:00 am

PD Project Due:  August 7, 2024

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 6 hours of independent learning. A Certificate of Course Completion from IAGC and 30 PD hours will be provided upon completion of all three modules. Instead of Professional Development hours, participants can opt to earn two SH hours from Lindenwood University upon completing module requirements.

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 + 6 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 + 6 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 + 6 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 also available from Amazon/other book sellers.

    All classroom sessions must be attended and readings/assignments completed for module credit. 30 hours of professional development credit is available after satisfactorily completing all of the requirements/assignments.  


    Note:

    Course will run subject to sufficient number of registrations.

    No refunds unless course is cancelled by the IAGC.

    Contact director@iagcgifted.org for large group (10+) discount.

    Payment due by first day of class unless otherwise arranged for group registration. 

    Contact office@iagcgifted.org to request special arrangements or group registration.


    REFUND POLICY

    All events are nonrefundable unless otherwise noted in the event registration. 

    Registrations may be paid via check or credit card. 

    Purchase Orders are not accepted for invoices under $1000, unless otherwise noted or arranged. 

    Event registrations must be paid before the event date/time, unless otherwise noted.

    Paid membership dues are also nonrefundable


    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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