This course will review introductory concepts of gifted education including national gifted standards, Arizona Department of Education requirements, identification measures, and program and service models. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the field of gifted education, terminology and best practices for instruction. This course is suitable for teachers who work with gifted students and/or advanced learners, and other educators such as counselors, administrators and school leaders.
This course will include 15 hours of synchronous instruction plus 15 hours of asynchronous participation.
This courses can be taken in conjunction with Social and Emotional Support for Gifted Learners and Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners to provide the required 90 hours for the provisional gifted endorsement.
- Friday, November 6 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 7 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 20 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 21 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Audience: Certified Teachers, Instructional Coaches and Administrators , counselors
Location: Remote Learning through the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office; 200 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701
Marianne Landrith is the Program Director of Frameworks & Foundations and GiftED for the Pima County School Superintendent's Office. Marianne has taught for 35 years in regular and gifted education. She has coordinated a Jacob K. Javits Grant in Pima County, worked as a Teacher Trainer Mentor, Peer Coach Trainer, Program Facilitator and Career Ladder Peer Evaluator. Marianne also coordinates the Southern Arizona Gifted Network, She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented (AAGT).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 currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented (AAGT).