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Using metacognitive strategies developed by the Reading Apprenticeship Philosophy, participants will reflect on research in order to be able to use multiple strategies to increase rigor, complexity, and engagement in reading and writing. Participants will explore various ways to engage readers and writers in metacognition and will walk away with research-based strategies for supporting gifted students in any reading or writing endeavor. Teachers will learn how to guide their students in becoming close, strategic readers. During this course, participants will focus on how to provide rigor/ complexity/ enrichment in the areas of language arts, science, and social studies. More
Starts Starts: 10/23/2019 4:15 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 50 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 


Learn how to have your students engaged throughout your entire lesson and day!  Learn how to reduce discipline problems and create positive relationships.


Course Objectives: I will-
1.  Know the difference between group work vs. cooperative learning
2.  Learn structures to increase student engagement
3.  Create a brain-friendly classroom
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Starts Starts: 10/26/2019 8:30 AM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 57 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
 
*by signing up for this course, participants are agreeing to attend ALL SESSIONS TO RECEIVE ALL AMOUNT OF CLOCK HOURS*


During Module 2, participants will reflect on research by Bertie Kingore on the use of multiple strategies to increase rigor, complexity, and engagement in a differentiated classroom. Participants will explore what it means to be twice exceptional and will walk away with research-based strategies for supporting these students. During this course, participants will also focuses on how to provide rigor/complexity/enrichment in the content area of mathematics through hands on practice in the form of math stations. Prerequisite: Must have taken Introduction to Gifted. 

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Course Objectives:
• Translate research on differentiation into best practice
• Trigger applications for tiered instruction to reach and support continuous learning for all students
• Investigate advanced differentiation strategies to differentiate instruction for the high ability learner
• Identify ways to provide rigor and enrichment in mathematics.
• To understand the nature of giftedness and the characteristics and unique needs of gifted students with disabilities
• To understand the nature of a student with ADD/ADHD or Asperger’s Syndrome and the characteristics and unique needs of students
• To be able to identify the social and emotional needs of twice-exceptional students and strategies to meet those
• To know and understand a variety of differentiation strategies suitable to maximize the opportunity for success

Seat Hours: 12
Reflection Time: 0
Total Hours: 12 *must be present at all 4 sessions
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Starts Starts: 11/4/2019 4:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 4
Location Location:
Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
 
Shake off the "this is boring" blues with an epic escape room adventure! Through the power of play, you will learn how to transform your classroom into an academically-focused escape room. This session will explore how you can easily begin to facilitate escape room style lessons that require students to use teamwork and critical thinking to deduce information from a set of clues and solve a series of complex puzzles before the time runs out. By transforming your lessons into breakout lessons, you are guaranteed to cultivate a community of learners who are developing competencies and skills that promote perseverance and tenacity, who are deeply engaged, who work to collaborate with their peers, and who are connecting to the content in a much deeper way. Course Objectives: Participants will be able to... *describe how I can turn my classroom into an academically-focused escape room. *facilitate games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles. *develop an escape the room lesson based on current grade level content. Total Class Hours: 2.5 Seat Hours: 2.5 Clock Hours: 2.5 More
Starts Starts: 12/4/2019 4:15 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 48 seats
 
Underachievement can hinder the potential of our gifted and high achieving students. Participate in this training will look at the root causes of underachievement, how to intervene when students are struggling , and how to have a social-emotional focus in the classroom in order for students to thrive in educational settings. More
Starts Starts: 12/11/2019 4:15 PM
Sessions Session: 1
Location Location:
Status Status: 56 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 75 seats
 
**participants must attend both sessions to receive full amount of clock hours**The closure course is designed to bring all new learning from the gifted modules together. Participants will work individually or in small groups to create differentiated cross-curricular units that incorporate pre-assessments, tiered lessons, extension menus, and post-assessments. Course Objectives: Today I will… • Use my new learning about gifted education to create two differentiated units I will use in my classroom I will know I have it if… • Both of my units include pre-assessments that provide data for differentiation • Both of my units include tiered lessons with three different tiers • Both of my units include extension menus that provide opportunities for students to engage in deeper thinking about a topic • Both of my units include a rubric that will be used to assess student learning Seat Hours: 6 Reflection Time: 6 Total Hours: 12 More
Starts Starts: 1/13/2020 4:15 PM
Sessions Sessions: 3
Location Location:
Status Status: 38 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
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