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Gifted Students: Meeting Academic, Emotional, and Social Needs

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to promote an awareness of intellectual giftedness, its description, and characteristics of gifted and talented students. Participants will examine characteristics of gifted students, myths and perceptions, as well as curriculum and best practices associated with gifted education. Participants will be provided multiple opportunities to engage in discussions and activities that refine and define strategies and practices focusing on meeting the comprehensive needs of gifted and talented students.

Global Goals of the Course
The global goals of this course include learning opportunities that will deepen an understanding of concepts, content, skills, and research-based theories and strategies commonly associated with gifted education.

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1. Apply research-based information designed to define giftedness
2. Identify myths and perceptions relating to gifted and talented learners
3. Design teaching strategies that include higher-level thinking skills and project- based learning
4. Understand the importance of differentiated instruction as a means of meeting the learning needs of gifted and talented students
5. Identify the characteristics of gifted and talented students
6. Implement curriculum compacting
7. Understand how RtI relates to gifted and talented students
8. Align gifted education services within the general education classroom

 

 

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

01/28/19 - 03/24/19 Online
Jan 28 - Mar 24, 2019
Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.