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, or who are interested in working with gifted and advanced learners, as well as counselors, administrators and school leaders.
This course will include 15 hours of synchronous instruction plus 15 hours of asynchronous participation.
This course 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 in Arizona.
Friday, February 19, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, March 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Remote Learning through the Pima County School Superintendent's Office 200 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ 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 and Program Facilitator. Marianne also coordinates the Southern Arizona Gifted Network, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).
Louise Till is the Senior Coordinator of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program in the Tucson Unified School District. Louise has taught kindergarten through college, and has worked as a librarian, mentor, coach and professional development facilitator. Louise has her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and an MFA in Creative Writing. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).