Primary students are often not identified for gifted programs until second or third grade but display characteristics and require supports that challenge classroom teachers. In this course learn a range of evidence-based strategies to help these students thrive in your classroom. This course aligns with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) 2013 Teacher Preparation Standards. In this course you will learn to:

  • recognize learning differences, developmental milestones, and characteristics of primary gifted and talented students and identify their related academic and social-emotional needs
  • design appropriate learning and performance modifications
  • use a repertoire of instructional strategies to advance the learning of these students.

Strong programming for gifted students begins with determining who will be served in that program and determining how those students will be identified. A critical element in this process is to match the identification process with the programming that is offered. Participants will explore the research supported program models that operate in this country and around the world. They will explore the underpinnings of the program, review their current program and the type of professional development needed to support new programming. The NAGC 2010 Program standards will be the guiding document.