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Critical Thinking Skills For Gifted And Talented Learners

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This course prepares participants to enhance critical thinking skills in gifted and talented learners. Participants explore theories, teaching and assessment methods, instructional strategies, and technology related to the development of critical thinking skills in gifted and talented learners. Characteristics of gifted and talented learners, differentiated instruction, creative thinking, twice exceptional learners, and student engagement are also addressed.

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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    Critical Thinking: Twice Exceptional Learners

    • Create instructional strategies to enrich critical thinking in twice exceptional learners.
    • Identify ways to overcome challenges in teaching critical thinking to twice exceptional learners.
    • Describe the characteristics of twice exceptional learners.
    • Identify guiding principles of curriculum development for twice exceptional learners.

    Critical Thinking: Beyond the Classroom

    • Evaluate methods of integrating critical thinking across the curriculum.
    • Plan a schoolwide program that supports critical thinking.
    • Propose ways to encourage families to foster critical thinking at home.
    • Identify ways to use technology to support critical thinking in and beyond the classroom.

    Critical Thinking: Overview of Gifted and Talented Learners; Teaching and Assessment Methods for Gifted and Talented Learners

    • Identify gifted education programming standards and curriculum models.
    • Analyze the teaching and assessment implications of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) on gifted education.
    • Describe critical thinking theories and new developments in improving students’ thinking.
    • Analyze the influence of problem-based and project-based learning on the development of critical thinking skills.
    • Describe methods for differentiating the process of learning for gifted learners.
    • Support the case for developing research skills in gifted and talented learners.
    • Identify methods of assessing critical thinking skills in gifted and talented learners.
    • Describe the characteristics of gifted and talented learners.

    Critical Thinking: Instructional Strategies for Gifted and Talented Learners

    • Identify approaches to teaching analytical and critical thinking skills.
    • Describe specific instructional strategies that foster critical thinking.
    • Describe an educational environment that encourages critical thinking dispositions.
    • Analyze teaching strategies that cultivate creativity alongside critical thinking.
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