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Teaching Gifted And Talented Learners

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In this course, participants explore the characteristics of and methods to identify gifted and talented learners, including underrepresented students. 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 graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Teaching Strategies for Gifted and Talented Learners

    • Design support for the affective development of gifted and talented learners.
    • Align instructional practices to national standards.
    • Identify appropriate assessment strategies for gifted and talented learners.
    • Differentiate instruction for gifted and talented learners.
    • Develop activities that foster higher-level thinking skills.

    Awareness and Support of Underrepresented Populations

    • 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 from disadvantaged backgrounds.
    • 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

    • Identify counseling strategies to support personal and social needs of gifted and talented learners.
    • Identify strategies to communicate with parents and teachers of gifted and talented learners.
    • Identify community resources to develop partnerships.

    Review

    • All objectives apply.

    Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Learners and Educators

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

    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.
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