The Advanced Gifted Education Course is a follow up to the initial Provisional Gifted Education Course. This is open to any participants who have completed their provisional endorsement or have some training or experience teaching gifted students. This course is not recommended for teachers new to gifted education.
The focus of this course will be an in depth, intensive exploration of critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, questioning and depth and complexity. Participants will complete the class with new strategies they can implement to provide students with higher levels of rigor, questioning, and thinking.
Completion of this 45 hour training (25 contact hours, additional 20 hours completed independently) will contribute towards an AZ Gifted Endorsement. Individual districts must approve professional development hours per gifted endorsements regulations.
Audience: Certified Teachers, Instructional Coaches and Administrators interested in obtaining a gifted endorsement.
- Friday, August 23 4:30 - 8:30 pm:
- Saturday, August 24 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Friday, October 4 4:30 - 8:30 pm:
- Saturday, October 5 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Date: Fridays, August 23 and October 4 4:30-8:30 pm | Saturdays, August 24 and October 5 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $ 220 Registration fee includes materials and dinner | lunch for six sessions
Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office; 200 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701
Marianne Landrith is a Program Director for the Pima County School Superintendent's Office. She is a gifted endorsed certified teacher and was previously Co-Chair for the Gifted Education Program in the Sunnyside Unified School District, and Coordinator of the Javits Grant for Sunnyside and Pima County Schools. Marianne taught for 34 years in regular and gifted education. She has worked as a Teacher Trainer Mentor, Peer Coach Trainer, Program Facilitator and Career Ladder Peer Evaluator. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and an M.A. in Language, Reading and Culture.
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 has her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Creative Writing and is currently a board member of the Arizona Association of Gifted and Talented (AAGT).