Teaching Gifted And Talented Learners –

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(3 credits)

In this course, participants explore the characteristics of and methods to identify gifted and talented learners, including underrepresented populations. Programs, strategies, and supports for the diverse needs of gifted and talented learners are examined. Participants develop lessons and assessments to accommodate and foster the academic, social, and emotional development of gifted and talented learners. This is a Clark County, Nevada-specific course.

This graduate-level course is 9 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Learners and Educators

  • Compare definitions and theories of the gifted and talented.
  • Identify characteristics of gifted and talented learners.
  • Identify characteristics of effective educators of gifted and talented learners.

Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners

  • Analyze options for supporting gifted and talented learners.
  • Explain the implications of the response to intervention framework for services to support gifted and talented learners.

Differentiated Instruction and Activities for Gifted and Talented Learners

  • Differentiate instruction for gifted and talented learners.
  • Develop activities that foster higher level thinking skills.

Aligning Instruction to Standards for Gifted and Talented Learners

  • Align instructional practices to national standards.
  • Align instruction for the gifted and talented to Common Core State Standards.

Support and Assessment of Gifted and Talented Learners

  • Design support for the affective development of gifted and talented learners.
  • Identify appropriate assessment strategies for gifted and talented learners.

Awareness of Underrepresented Populations of Gifted and Talented Learners

  • Identify issues surrounding the culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged for gifted and talented identification and programs.
  • Identify factors leading to success in gifted and talented learners who face challenges.

Support of Underrepresented Populations of Gifted and Talented Learners

  • Profile the differentiated needs related to gender, ethnic and racial minorities, and twice-exceptional learners.

  • Apply culturally sensitive strategies into instruction for the gifted and talented.

Communication and Collaborative Partnerships for Gifted and Talented Learners

  • Identify counseling strategies to support personal and social needs of gifted and talented learners.
  • Identify strategies to communicate with parents/guardians, families, and educators of gifted and talented learners.
  • Identify community resources to develop partnerships.

Review

  • All objectives apply.

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