Starting Soon: Reading for High Ability Learners

One of the needs perceived in the fall semester is appropriate programming in reading for gifted learners!  The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented reported that approximately 50% – 70% of traditional reading material could be eliminated for gifted and talented learners.

Workshop:         EDTL:4026:0WKA  Reading for High Ability Learners

Dates:                   October 24 – November 11, 2022

Instructor:           Dr. Patricia Champion

Format:                Fully asynchronous online workshop

This workshop reviews the purposes and methods of reading instruction, with a focus on developmentally-appropriate needs of high-ability readers. Topics include genres of literature, enriched and accelerated reading curricula, and the role of reading in the social and emotional development of gifted students.

Get Registered for Credit

To participate in endorsement classes, you must register one time each year with Distance and Online Education as a non-degree seeking student. For the purposes of the State of Iowa Endorsement in Talented and Gifted Education, you may register as either a graduate or undergraduate student regardless of your professional status. In other words, if you won’t benefit in other ways from the graduate credit, you can save tuition dollars. Once you have your HawkID and password, you can follow the directions to register for the courses that interest you the most (

If more than one person from your school or district enrolls, the Belin-Blank Center is pleased to provide an automatic 50% tuition scholarship to those using this workshop as a professional learning community!  Just contact to let our professional development team know.

Taking advantage of workshops is one of the most cost-effective ways to earn the State of Iowa Talented and Gifted Endorsement.  Workshops are focused on one topic for three weeks; tuition is the only cost associated with a workshop (no additional fees).  Many workshops (ITAG credit, NAGC credit, Belin-Blank Chautauqua in the summer) offer automatic scholarships!

The Belin-Blank Center meets all national Standards for Gifted Education, including Standards for Faculty.

We look forward to supporting your professional learning needs!

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