Are you attending the Iowa Talented and Gifted (ITAG) Association Conference in October? The Belin-Blank Center is offering two different credit options, and you can take advantage of one or both of these opportunities. ITAG’s annual fall conference is focused on “Teaming for Gifted: School-Home-Community,” October 15 – 16, Des Moines, IA (at the Airport Holiday Inn). Educators can enroll in PSQF:5194:0WKB for either one or two semester hours; the Belin-Blank Center provides a 50% tuition scholarship for the cost of graduate tuition. Contact Dr. Laurie Croft or Haley Wikoff at firstname.lastname@example.org for special permission to enroll (guaranteeing that all those who enroll understand that conference attendance is required for this credit). For educators NEW to gifted education, we invite you to enroll in RCE:5237:0EXW TAG: You’re It! (Seminar in Gifted Education, 2 semester hours, starting at ITAG, online, October 22 – December 7).
ITAG is offering a second professional learning opportunity on Sunday, October 14, and the Belin-Blank Center is offering another credit specifically to facilitate more extended learning related to the Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and the Advanced Learner. Educators can enroll in PSQF:5194:0WKC for one semester hour; this credit also provides a 50% tuition scholarship. Contact email@example.com for special permission to enroll.
Many Iowa educators and others in the Midwest are looking forward to attending the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Convention in Minneapolis, MN, from November 15 – 18 (pre-convention sessions on November 14 and the morning of November 15 are not required but are wonderful opportunities). The theme for #NAGC18 is recognition of 65 years of commitment to the support of gifted children, and educators can enroll in PSQF:5194:0WKA for one or two semester hours (receiving a 50% tuition scholarship—contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special permission to enroll).
Fall semester 2018 also includes three-semester-hour classes; enroll ASAP; very limited space:
- EDTL:4137:0EXW Introduction to Educating Gifted Students (online, August 20 – October 15);
- EDTL:4067:0EXW Conceptions of Talent Development (new, online, October 15 – December 14);
- PSQF:4120:0EXW Psychology of Giftedness (online, 16-week fall semester).
The practicum experience is available each semester; contact email@example.com for details.
Visit belinblank.org/educators for general information about credit options, including additional classes offered in the “workshop” online format (three weeks for one-semester-hour). Workshops will also be announced on the gifted-teachers listserv, a valuable resource for advocates for gifted/talented learners.
The Belin-Blank Center has provided professional development opportunities for almost 40 years; we look forward to supporting your learning needs.