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Understanding the Gifted Learner September 24, 2021

Ended Nov 20, 2021

Full course description

Course Description

  • This course will provide participants with a foundational understanding of gifted learners including definitions, cognitive/affective characteristics, identification practices, and social/emotional needs. In addition, participants will analyze, plan, and implement a range of evidence-based strategies to assess gifted and talented students, to differentiate instruction, content, and assignments for them (including the use of higher-order critical and creative-thinking skills), and learn how the Response to Intervention framework can be used to identify and nurture potential.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Michelle Oslick
  • Credit(s) and Type: 7.5 Hours Relicensure | Staff Development


Target Audience

  • Admin/Pro-Tech
  • Certified Staff
  • Classified Staff
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Not at this time
  • Open to Student Teachers = Yes
  • Open to Charter School Staff = Not at this time


Date, Time & Location


Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Participants will analyze and evaluate the background, history, and standards of gifted education and evaluate implications for education.
  • Participants will analyze and evaluate recurrent characteristics and profiles of gifted learners and evaluate strategies to address these needs.
  • Participants will analyze the unique social and emotional needs of gifted learners and evaluate strategies to address these needs.