GT Initial 30 Hours

GT Initial 30 Hours

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GT Initial 30: GT Nature & Needs (Course 1 of 5)

Audience: Any Teacher Completing the Initial 30-hours of GT Training

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Amy Gresham, Instructional Specialist Advanced Academics

Course Description: Nature and Needs is the first course out of five of the initial 30-hours of GT training. Competencies include characteristics of gifted students, definitions, theories and models of giftedness, creating environments for gifted learners, and characteristics of under-represented groups of gifted and talented learners. Participants will consider multiple intelligences, compare and contrast models and theories of giftedness, participate in a role-play, and other engaging strategies.

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GT Initial 30: Identification & Assessment (Course 2 of 5)

Audience: Any Teacher Completing the Initial 30-hours of GT Training

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Amy Gresham, Instructional Specialist Advanced Academics

Course Description: Identification and Assessment is the second course out of five of the initial 30-hours of GT training. Competencies include identification procedures, interpreting assessment results from both qualitative and quantitative measures, and understanding characteristics of under-represented gifted learners.

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GT Initial 30: GT Social & Emotional Needs (Course 3 of 5)

Audience: Any Teacher Completing the Initial 30-hours of GT Training

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Amy Gresham, Instructional Specialist Advanced Academics

Course Description: GT Social and Emotional Needs is the third course out of five of the initial 30-hours of GT training. Competencies include: identifying individuals that influence social and emotional development, strategies for nurturing the social and emotional development, approaches for educating and involving parents, community and other professionals in supporting gifted and talented children.

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GT Initial 30: GT Creativity & Instructional Strategies (Course 4 of 5)

Audience: Any Teacher Completing the Initial 30-hours of GT Training

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Amy Gresham, Instructional Specialist Advanced Academics

Course Description: Creativity and Instructional Strategies is the fourth course out of five of the initial 30-hours of GT training. Competencies include: understanding characteristics of gifted and talented students and the influence of characteristics on instructional strategies. Designing lessons within and across disciplines that teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking, locating and developing resources, adapting classrooms to learning differences, flexible grouping, identifying strategies from gifted education that can that be used in the regular classroom will also be included.

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GT Initial 30: GT Differentiation (Course 5 of 5)

Audience: Any Teacher Completing the Initial 30-hours of GT Training

Credit Hours: 6

Presenter(s): Amy Gresham, Instructional Specialist Advanced Academics

Course Description: GT Differentiation is the fifth course out of five of the initial 30-hours of GT training. Competencies include: applying differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective and physical development of gifted and talented learners, demonstrating knowledge of cognitive and affective content related to each academic discipline, multiple disciplines, and to broad-based themes and problems. Other competencies include: developing activities to encourage original research, independent studies and problem solving, including meaning products in the curriculum that engage learners in real life experiences, and collaborating with general education professionals to develop programs for gifted and talented students.

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