Professional learning never stops at the Belin-Blank Center! While we schedule flexible classes for educators who are earning their Talented and Gifted endorsements in gifted education, we welcome anyone with an interest in the topics below.
Even before the spring semester begins, we are offering EDTL:4085:0WKA, Current Readings and Research, from December 28 – January 13, for one semester hour of academic credit. Readings are selected by each participant, based on his/her needs and interests.
During the spring semester, we are offering the 10 classes below; the selection includes both “workshops” (course numbers are followed by 0WKA; these classes have no additional fees) and “extension classes” (course numbers are followed by 0EXA; these classes include technology fees, in addition to tuition).
As well as spring classes, the Belin-Blank Center is sponsoring a webinar with Dr. Jaime Castellano, one of the nation’s leading authorities about the needs of culturally and linguistically different gifted students. Registration for the Webinar (February 2, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.) will open in January; participants register ONE computer for the webinar, allowing multiple participants to access the session. If the date or time isn’t convenient, participants may choose the DVD option.
|Course Number||Course Name (semester hours)||Dates|
|EDTL:4199:0EXW||Program Models in Gifted Education (3 sh)||Jan 17 – May 5|
|PSQF:4121:0EXW||Identification of Students for Gifted Programs (3 sh)||Jan 17 – May 5|
|EDTL:4072:0WKA||Thinking Skills||Jan 23 – Feb 10|
|EPLS:4110:0EXW||Administrative and Policy Issues in Gifted Education (2 sh)||Jan 30 – Apr 28|
|RCE:4124:0WKA||Ethnic and Cultural Issues* (1 sh)||Feb 9 – Mar 1|
|EDTL:4022:0WKA||Math Programming for High Ability Learners||Mar 13 – 31|
|EDTL:4096:0EXW||Pract in Tchg & Curric Devel Gifted Educ (2 or 3 sh)||Mar 20 – May 5|
|EDTL:4096:0EXW||Smart Girls in the 21st Century** (Special Topics 2 sh)||Mar 20 – May 5|
|EDTL:4029:0WKA||Leadership Skills for G/T, K-12 (1 sh)||Apr 3 – 21|
|EDTL:4189:0WKA||Practicum in Gifted/Talented Education*** (1 sh)||Apr 10 – 28
* Interested in Ethnic and Cultural Issues in Gifted Education? Participants must also register for the webinar on the same topic with Dr. Jaime Castellano on February 2, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
**Smart Girls in the 21st Century uses the book by the same name (Barbara Kerr and Robyn McKay, authors) to explore this topic.
*** Educators who are interested in the one required hour of practicum (EDTL:4189:0WKA) may enroll as early as January 2017. The ICON website will open in January, allowing more time to complete the practicum experience. Those who want more than one semester hour of practicum should enroll in EDTL:4096:0EXW.
Questions? Contact Dr. Laurie Croft, Associate Director for Professional Development (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-335-6148).