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Modules in Gifted Education:

Foundations for Teaching Advanced Learners

in Today's Classrooms

REGISTER for our WINTER session!

$350/Members, $425/Non-Members

25% discount for groups of 10 or more

Tuesday afternoons, 4-6 PM (January 11 & 25, 2022; February 8 & 22, 2022;  March 1 & 15, 2022)

30 Semester Hours OR 2 Semester Hours (available from Lindenwood University for an additional $150)

Designed for classroom teachers, differentiation specialists, 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. 30 PD hours or 2 Semester Hours (as participants elect) 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.


Register for our Winter 2022 Session!

Winter 2022 Session

Module 1-Understanding Advanced Learners: 

2 required virtual classes: 

Tuesday, January 11, 2021 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, January 25, 2021 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

+ 6 hours independent learning


Module 2-Programming, Collaborations and Classroom Structures to Support Growth of Advanced Learners

2 required virtual classes: 

Tuesday, February 8, 2021 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 22, 2021 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

+ 6 hours independent learning


Module 3- Differentiation and Instructional Strategies for Advanced Learners

2 required virtual classes: 

Tuesday, March 1, 2021 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, March 15, 2021 (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

+ 6 hours independent learning


REGISTER FOR WINTER SESSION

All classroom sessions must be attended and readings/assignments completed for module credit. 10 hours of professional development credit is available for each module after satisfactorily completing all of the requirements/assignments for that module.  


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.  

Modules 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 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.

    Facilitators: Patricia Steinmeyer, Jeanine Buishas









     

    Contact Us:

    Illinois Association for Gifted Children

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    Aurora, IL 60506

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


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    Director@IAGCgifted.org

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