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Guidance And Counseling Of Gifted And Talented Learners

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This course focuses on the developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, and gender sensitive guidance and counseling of gifted and talented learners. Participants explore research, theories, practices, and assessments related to the intelligence, creativity, exceptionality, and underachievement of gifted and talented learners. Strategies for working with families, teachers, and administrators to support the social, emotional, academic, and career development of diverse gifted and talented learners are examined.

This graduate-level course is 4 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4 weeks

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    Social, Emotional, Academic, and Career Development

    • Identify guidance and counseling strategies to develop gifted and talented learners’ social and emotional wellness.
    • Compare traditional academic counseling to academic counseling for gifted and talented learners.
    • Examine components of program planning that support ongoing success of gifted and talented learners.
    • Analyze special elements of career counseling for gifted and talented learners.

    Understanding and Identifying Giftedness

    • Summarize the history, myths, and realities of giftedness.
    • Examine research and theories of intelligence and giftedness.
    • Analyze research and theories of creativity and giftedness.
    • Describe social and emotional characteristics of gifted and talented learners.
    • Identify observation areas of high performance that may indicate giftedness.
    • Compare formal, informal, and nomination methods for identifying intelligence, achievement, creativity, and giftedness.
    • Examine the challenges, biases, validity, and reliability of giftedness assessment methods.
    • Describe the roles of advocacy, defensibility, equity, pluralism, and comprehensiveness in identification methods of giftedness.

    Guidance and Counseling for Gifted and Talented Learners

    • Evaluate counseling methods to reverse patterns of underachievement among gifted and talented learners.
    • Identify guidance and counseling interventions for exceptional students and gifted and talented learners with disabilities.
    • Analyze developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, and gender sensitive counseling practices for gifted and talented learners.
    • Describe guidance programs and group activities for all students, including those who are gifted and talented.

    Advocacy and Support

    • Describe advocacy and support strategies for families of gifted and talented learners.
    • Compare curriculum models and grouping options that support the creativity and achievement of gifted and talented learners.
    • Identify diverse resources that offer developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, and gender sensitive advocacy and support for gifted and talented learners.
    • Identify responsive services to counsel gifted and talented learners individually and in small groups.
    • Explore methods for building understanding of and support for gifted and talented learners among teachers and administrators.
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