Some really exciting professional learning opportunities are still available this semester. You can always find what we’re offering by visiting belinblank.org/educators and following the link to “Schedule.” The classes below are listed chronologically by start date and are fully online. Classes listed are one-semester-hour options, unless otherwise noted.
EDTL:4153:0WKA Gifted & General Education Collaboration
Gifted teachers know that gifted students often need differentiated learning experiences throughout the school day. This workshop will examine how classroom teachers and the gifted/talented resource teacher can collaborate to provide appropriate instructional services to gifted students. Participants will examine collaborative models, planning process, and recommendations for both direct and indirect services. Teams of classroom and gifted education teachers are encouraged. [Programming strand]
- Instructor: Gerald Aungst
- Dates & Time: March 13, 2018 – April 2, 2018
EDTL:4066:0EXV/EDTL:4066:0EXW Curriculum Concepts in Gifted Education
Analyzing and refining understanding of curriculum in context of: needs of gifted and talented students, rationale for and implementation of curriculum differentiation, and curriculum principles for and applications to gifted and talented; designed for preservice and inservice educators, as well as those interested in curriculum development, design, and delivery. (3 s.h.) [Programming strand]
- Instructor: Laurie Croft, Ph.D.
- Dates & Time: March 19, 2018 – May 11, 2018 (8 week format)
EDTL:4096:0EXW Topics in Teaching and Learning: Giftedness 101
This class will focus on an analysis of Giftedness 101 by Linda Silverman. What IS giftedness? Exploring common myths and misunderstandings, this book helps participants understand the meaning of giftedness and the importance of well-articulated programs to support these students, going beyond the general education experience. (2 s.h.) [Psychology strand]
- Instructor: Laurie J Croft, Ph.D. and Gwen Livingstone Pakora, M.A.
- Dates & Time: March 19, 2018 – May 07, 2018
EDTL:4073:0WKA Programming/Curriculum for High Ability Students: Real World Problem Solving
High ability learners synthesize both content understanding and methodological applications by tackling real-world problems. Participants will learn about complex instruction, problem-based learning, and ill-structured problems; and they will practice methods to seek answers to their own “real-world problems” within the context of gifted education. This graduate-level workshop in gifted education is designed to assist pre-service and in-service educators as they develop and refine their understandings of the value of problem-solving approaches in the teaching/learning process, particularly important in the context of the academic and socioaffective needs of gifted and talented students.
- Instructor: Kristine Milburn, Ed.D.
- Dates & Time: April 9, 2018 – April 27, 2018
RCE:5238:0WKA Advanced Seminar in Gifted Education: Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development
Attendance at the Wallace Research Symposium, April 29 – May 1, 2018, Baltimore, MD, is required, as is a synthesis of major themes and an evaluation of the relevance of conference themes to the participant’s role in gifted education. Participants will propose a possible future research project sparked by participation in the Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development.
- Instructor: Laurie Croft, Ph.D.
- Dates & Time: May 7, 2018 – May 25, 2018