The Advanced Gifted Education Course is a follow up to the initial Provisional Gifted Education Course, or any previous coursework in gifted education. 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 educators new to gifted education.
The focus of this course will be an in depth, intensive exploration of critical thinking, creative thinking, problem solving, inquiry, and advanced applications of depth and complexity. This class offers strategies to provide the needed intellectual challenge and curriculum modifications for gifted students.
Completion of this 45 hour training (25 synchronous hours, additional 20 hours asynchronous) will contribute towards an AZ Gifted Endorsement. Individual districts must approve professional development hours per gifted endorsements regulations.
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 Jacob K. Javits Grant for Sunnyside and Pima County Schools. Marianne taught for 35 years in regular and gifted education, and is currently on the Executive Board for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented.
Louise Till is a consultant for K-12 gifted and regular education specializing in curriculum and instruction. Louise has taught kindergarten through college, and has worked as a librarian, mentor, coach, professional development facilitator and coordinator in gifted education. She is currently a Program Manager at the University of Arizona. Louise holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, an MFA in Creative Writing and is currently a doctoral student in Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).
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