This course will review the social and emotional characteristics of gifted students, differences between high achievers, gifted learners and creative thinkers and the full range of diverse learners who identify as gifted including culturally, linguistically and economically diverse students. We will review twice exceptional learners, overexcitabilities, asynchronous development, perfectionism, and underachievement. Instructional strategies for support will include trauma informed pedagogy, and self-regulation.
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 Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners to provide the required 90 hours for the provisional gifted endorsement in Arizona.
Friday, January 20, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual through the Pima County School Superintendent's Office
Marianne Landrith is the Program Director of two programs, CommunityShare, 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 Executive Board for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).
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 and is a doctoral candidate in Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT).