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Gifted Endorsement Summer Course

  • Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • 8:30 AM
  • Saturday, August 04, 2018
  • 4:00 PM
  • Pima County School Superintendent's Office
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Completion of this training (45 contact hours, additional 45 hours completed independently) will qualify participant for AZ gifted provisional endorsement.  Individual districts must approve professional development hours per gifted endorsements regulations. This training will focus on best practices in gifted instruction including navigating national gifted standards, social and emotional growth, differentiated instruction, critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving.

Interactive workshops will provide participants with a knowledge base in gifted education and highly effective, research based strategies for instructing gifted students.  
  • June 16:  Introduction to Gifted Education
  • June 23:  Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students
  • June 30:  Differentiated Instruction and Flexible Grouping
  • July 7:  Best Practices in Gifted Education
  • July 28:  Critical Thinking and Questioning
  • August 4:  Project Based Learning, STEM and Inquiry
Audience: Certified Teachers, Instructional Coaches and Administrators interested in obtaining a provisional gifted endorsement.  

Date:  Saturdays, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 28, August 4, 2018  8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $ 240   Registration fee includes materials and lunch for six sessions

Location:  Pima County School Superintendent’s Office;  200 N. Stone Avenue  Tucson, Arizona 85701


Marianne Landrith is a gifted endorsed certified teacher and Co-Chair for the Gifted Education Program in the Sunnyside Unified School District, and Coordinator of the Javits Grant for Sunnyside and Pima County Schools. Marianne has taught for 34 years in regular and gifted education. She has worked as a Teacher Trainer Mentor, Peer Coach Trainer, Program Facilitator and Career Ladder Peer Evaluator. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Language, Reading and Culture.

Louise Till is a  coordinator in the gifted education program in Tucson Unified School District. Louise has worked as a classroom teacher, librarian, mentor, coach and professional development facilitator. She is a gifted endorsed certified teacher who has taught kindergarten through college. She has her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Creative Writing and is currently a board member of the Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented (AAGT).

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