In this course, participants will explore curriculum modifications for gifted learners, including differentiating by content, process and product as well as readiness, interest, learning preferences, flexible groupings, and acceleration. Instructional methods for gifted learners such in critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, high level questioning, and problem based learning will be explored. Participants will leave class with specific strategies and modifications to 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 course 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 in Arizona.
Friday, June 4, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2021 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).