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Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners

  • Friday, February 12, 2021
  • 4:30 PM
  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Remote Learning through the Pima County School Superintendent's Office
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In this course, participants will explore curriculum modifications for gifted learners, including differentiating by content, process and product as well as readiness, interest and learning preferences, flexible groupings, and subject and content acceleration. Instructional methods for gifted learners such as critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, project-based learning and high level questioning will be explored. Participants will leave class with specific strategies and modifications they can use in order to follow best practices in instruction for both synchronous and asynchronous environments.

This course will include 15 hours of synchronous instruction plus 15 hours of asynchronous participation.

This courses can be taken in conjunction with Gifted Education 101 and Social and Emotional Support for Gifted Learners to provide the required 90 hours for the provisional gifted endorsement.


  • Friday, February 12   4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 13  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 19  4:30  -  8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 20   8:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.

Audience: Certified Teachers, Instructional Coaches and Administrators , counselors

Cost: $120   Registration fee includes book and materials .

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).

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