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    • 02/10/2021
    • 11:59 PM (CST)
    • 05/01/2021
    • (CDT)
    • Online Submission
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    If you are interested in making a presentation at the conference, please press REGISTER to enter the details of your proposed presentation.



    Proposals due: May 1, 2021 by midnight

    • 05/06/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • 49
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    C-3 Coordinators Connect and Collaborate

    May 6, 2021

    12PM - 1PM

    This month's topic: Identification for Advanced Programming During Hybrid and Remote Learning

    What are the most effective, practical, and equitable strategies for identifying students for advanced programming during times of remote learning? Bring questions, insights, and concerns to the table. Problem solve and share ideas with colleagues across the state during this collaborative session.

    Input form

    Facilitators: Randy Lange, Talent Development Services Coordinator and IAGC Board Member and Jeanine Buishas, IAGC President



    • 05/10/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • 18
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    May 10th Topic: "Ways to Keep Your Child Learning Over the Summer".   

    This month's Round Table will be facilitated by IAGC Board Members Denise Kuchta & Pamela Shaw.

    Topics are subject to change depending upon current events.

    A link to the meeting will be emailed with your registration.

    • 06/08/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 06/24/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • online
    • 8
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    Modules in Gifted Education:

    Foundations for Teaching Advanced Learners

    in Today's Classrooms

    Session 1: June 8, 2021 - June 24, 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.  



      • 07/12/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 07/28/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 6 sessions
      • online
      • 23
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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.  



       

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      Illinois Association for Gifted Children

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      Fax: 630-907-5976


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