An Introduction to giftedness: helping to raise the bar
Wondering where to start? Are you new to gifted education? Or do you just need to revisit some basics about ‘who is gifted’ and ‘what do gifted children need?’ This workshop will provide an introduction for teachers and parents of gifted students, and others who would like to learn more about giftedness and gifted education. Michelle and Judith will help you achieve a better understanding of the gifted child, methods used in identification, and strategies for education of these students. This workshop will examine various definitions and models of giftedness including the acronyms and abbreviations in use, as well as enrichment, extension and other educational provisions such as differentiation. We will also discuss two issues that arise frequently: ‘what is GLD/2E?’, and ‘who is Dabrowski?’. Enhancing our knowledge and skills builds confidence in us all to contribute to raising the bar and improving the lot of gifted children. You will be encouraged to apply your new knowledge by providing answers to problems identified in the workshop by participants, in a supportive, relaxed workshop environment.
18th state Conference of QAGTC Inc.: Gifted: A Rising tide that lift all ships
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators