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GFT/501

Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented Learners

Online

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$525

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Course level: Continuing Teacher Education

This course focuses on the theories, research, standards, and practices necessary to adapt, develop, and sustain high quality curriculum and instruction for diverse gifted and talented learners. Participants examine strategies to enhance acceleration, depth, and complexity of learning. Participants explore creative student products, the use of technology, assessment, differentiation, collaboration, enrichment, and higher order processing skills in curriculum and instruction for highly able students. This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Framework for Gifted and Talented Curriculum and Instruction

  • Evaluate gifted and talented curriculum and instruction using evidence from current theory, standards, and research.
  • Examine evidence-based strategies for accelerated, deep, and complex learning.
  • Identify meaningful activities that require the use of higher order processing skills and concept development.
  • Identify creative student products for gifted and talented learners.

Exceptional Learning Environment

  • Describe a learning environment for gifted and talented learners that is socially and emotionally safe, as well as academically challenging.
  • Identify curricula for gifted and talented learners that incorporates technology that differentiates, advances, and enriches learning.
  • Identify resources for the families and teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.
  • Evaluate texts and materials to enrich instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.

Content Area Curriculum and Instruction

  • Identify elements of exceptional language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies curricula for gifted and talented learners.
  • Integrate STEAM content into curricula for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.
  • Examine sophisticated and novel texts and materials for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners.
  • Examine accelerated, compacted, and differentiated language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies instruction for gifted and talented learners.
  • Compare collaborative and individual learning opportunities for gifted and talented learners in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Assessment

  • Describe the role of testing and assessment in gifted education.
  • Compare assessments for culturally and linguistically diverse gifted and talented learners in core subjects.
  • Explain ways to use assessment data to collaborate with families and administrators to impact gifted education.
  • Align assessment for gifted and talented learners with relevant standards and curricula.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

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Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

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