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Special Populations Of Gifted And Talented Learners

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This course provides an overview of special populations of gifted and talented learners, including historically underrepresented learners from diverse backgrounds. Participants examine learner characteristics, identification, and causes of underachievement. Effective programs, instructional strategies and assessment methods, and parental involvement are also explored.

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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    Underachieving Students, Effective Programs, and Parental Support

    • Describe how teachers, parents, and administrators can help reverse underachievement in special populations of gifted and talented learners.
    • Evaluate key components of successful gifted programs that specifically target special populations of gifted and talented learners.
    • Propose ways for parents to support their gifted child at home.
    • Identify reasons for the underachievement of special populations of gifted and talented learners.

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    Overview of Special Populations

    • Identify characteristics of gifted and talented learners.
    • Contrast typical gifted and talented learners with special populations of gifted and talented learners.
    • Analyze trends and issues in the history, identification, and education of special populations of gifted and talented individuals.
    • Refute common assumptions about special populations of gifted and talented learners.

    Identification of Special Populations

    • Explain how special populations of gifted and talented learners are currently identified.
    • Describe the challenges in identifying special populations of gifted and talented learners.
    • Determine the roles of teachers, parents, and administrators in identifying special populations of gifted and talented learners.
    • Evaluate non-traditional screening and identification procedures for use with special populations of gifted and talented learners.

    Underserved Populations of Gifted Learners

    • Identify characteristics and concomitant needs of underserved populations of gifted learners.
    • Research gender bias and ways in which special populations of gifted students are treated differently by parents, teachers, and peers.
    • Analyze cultural beliefs, traditions, stereotypes, and perceptions that impact the progress and education of gifted culturally diverse students.
    • Select research-based instructional strategies and assessment methods that address the needs of special populations of gifted and talented learners.

    Twice Exceptional: Gifted Students with Disabilities

    • Identify characteristics and concomitant needs of twice exceptional students, including those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and learning disabilities.
    • Evaluate methods of diagnosing twice exceptional students using tools that identify abilities and minimize deficits.
    • Describe ways to overcome obstacles and challenges frequently faced by twice exceptional learners.
    • Analyze best practices for teaching and assessing twice exceptional learners.
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