SELF DIRECTED GIFTED: Characteristics of the Gifted Online Course (1st in the Series)
Wed, Sep 15, 2021 - Thu, Jun 30, 2022
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Wed, Sep 15, 2021
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Thu, Apr 07, 2022
Thu, Apr 07, 2022
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Self-Directed Courses are designed for those who did not make it in time to join a cohort or a person that comes from a different program that only needs a class or two to complete, all modules are open on Day 1. A Participant has twelve weeks to complete each class, and can complete before the twelve weeks expires, Instructors work independently with the candidates.
PARTICIPANT MUST BE ENROLLED IN THE GIFTED IN-FIELD ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS.
Step 1 - Enrollment Process
To enroll in the Gifted Endorsement Program please complete the application packet:
The above information must be sent to Dana Holcomb at Northeast Georgia RESA, 375 Winter Street, Winterville, GA 30683:
All paperwork must be signed by school principal and system staff development coordinator.
For additional registration information you may contact Dana Holcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2 - Course Registration Process
Course 1: Characteristics of the Gifted
Participant will be automatically enrolled in the remaining three courses and notified prior to each course of enrollment and option to cancel enrollment if no longer needing to take the course.
The Gifted In-field Endorsement program consists of four courses:
- Characteristics of the Gifted,
- Priorities for Assessment
- Methods & Materials for Teaching the Gifted,
- Curriculum & Program Development of the Gifted, and
Each course consists of 50 total contact hours (5 PLUs).
Participants must complete and pass all four courses to receive the Gifted In-field Endorsement. It is strongly recommended, by the program instructors, that these courses be taken in the sequence listed.
This course introduces you to the characteristics and needs of gifted learners and how those needs might be met. We examine definitions of gifted from a current and a historical perspective. We will also study special sub-groups of gifted children including females, minorities, and underachievers. Finally, we look at the characteristics necessary of a teacher of the gifted.
Participants in this course will increase knowledge and develop skills to:
- Identify characteristics of gifted learners and their cognitive social/emotional development as distinguished from other populations;
- Understand needs of special populations of gifted learners (e.g., twice exceptional, females, underachievers, ESOL);
- Understand state policies and procedures related to definition, identification, services, and funding of programs for gifted learners;
- Develop enrichment activities to meet needs of gifted learners;
- Understanding standards for and dispositions of teachers of gifted students; and
- Demonstrate knowledge of delivery models as related to characteristics of gifted children.
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