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NAGC Webinars on Wednesday—WOW—are designed for administrators, classroom teachers, counselors, graduate students, gifted coordinators, parents, and professors. We’re here to help you be more effective and informed in your support of gifted learners, whatever role you play. Participate live and take advantage of the opportunity to pose questions to or share your experiences with presenters and other attendees. Your registration includes access to a multi-media recording, handouts, and other resources.

NAGC Webinars on Wednesday:

  • are held "live" via the Internet, giving you the ability to listen,view slides, access handouts, and pose questions to presenters.
  • bring high quality professional development to your desktop
  • require no travel! Don’t let funding challenges or travel restrictions keep you from getting the training and information you need to be effective.
  • are designed for classroom teachers, counselors, graduate students, parents, g/t coordinators, and administrators
  • connect you to experts in the field who will share practical advice, as well as updates on the latest issues in gifted education.
  • bring top-notch educational content to your home, office, or teachers’ lounge
  • FREE to NAGC members!

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June 10

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

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Choosing High Quality Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Learners

Jennifer G. Beasley, Assistant Professor and Assistant Head of Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

What do we know about high quality curriculum for gifted and talented learners? This session will address best practices in high quality curriculum and specifically curriculum that meets the needs of advanced learners. One tool for determining high quality curriculum is the NAGC Curriculum Rubric used to analyze and evaluate winning curriculum units. Each of the 12 key features of the rubric will be explained and examples provided that determine quality. We will tour the Curriculum Studies webpage and the subsequent website that houses all of the winning curriculum units for further follow up. The webinar is inspired from Jennifer Beasley’s upcoming NAGC Select e-book on the topic.

June 17

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

 

Technology Untangled: Past, Present, and Future

Brian Housand, Associate Professor and co-coordinator of the Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

From 2007 to 2014, Brian Housand wrote the column “Technology Untangled” for NAGC’s publication, Teaching for High Potential (THP). During that time, he saw a number of technology trends come and go while others stood the test of time. Join Brian as he explores why some trends continued and others faded away and how teachers can meaningfully pick tech tools to integrate into their learning environments. New tech tools and resources for the present and future will be highlighted and shared.

June 24

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

 

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Changing the Culture: Developing Creative Problem Solvers

Eric L. Mann, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Hope College, Holland, MI

Mathematics embraces creativity and beauty yet often our children are immersed in classroom activities where these attributes are hidden by an overemphasis on algorithms, computational speed and known answers that can be found in the back of the book or with a quick Google search. From the research we know that many students have negative attitudes towards mathematics which may foster the development of the reluctant, impatient problem solvers.  To overcome these issues, Eric Mann calls for a change in the culture to one that both acknowledges and values the creative nature of mathematics.  Explore what it means to be a creative problem solver and how embracing the creativity of our students fosters positive and productive attitudes in mathematics and the STEM disciplines. 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW archives are available for purchase in the NAGC Online Store and once purchased, can be viewed in your "My Webinars" link.

To view the webinar from an Apple based product (e.g. iPad; iPhone) please download the free MobileMeetings app from the iTunes Store. You will need the Meeting ID which you will find on your "My Webinars" page.

Please note: The Live Learning Center is no longer accessible.  Any questions, contact Robin Feldman.


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Differentiating Content and Instruction for High-Ability Learners: Using The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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Course Leader: Cheryll M. Adams, Director Emerita of the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development at Ball State University, co-author of the two NAGC books on the NGSS

July 6 , 2015 - August 14, 2015

Registration fee: $395 NAGC members/$595 nonmembers

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The online course and required NAGC CCSS or NGSS books are a valuable resource for all educatorsnot just those who work specifically in gifted programs. The reality is that most gifted children receive their instruction from teachers in heterogeneous classrooms, and these resources can help educators differentiate content and instruction for high-ability learners.

The strategies that the field of gifted education has stressed for decades as important to deep learning and engagement and high achievement--high level, analytical thinking and advanced problem-solving skills--are reflected in the standards. However, the CCSS or NGSS alone will not ensure that gifted children receive the advanced content, accelerative options, and high-level enrichment that they need to be challenged and make continuous progress in their areas of talent.

In this course, educators will understand how to use the CCSS or NGSS as a foundation and how to design learning experiences beyond these standards for those learners who meet the standards earlier and faster. A learner can choose which strand (CCSS-ELA, CCSS-Math, NGSS) in which to participate within each of the four modules for the full six weeks.

Upon completion of each modules activities, the learner receives digital badges. Upon completion of the course, the learner receives a certificate of attendance. After the six weeks, the learner is also given the ability to stay connected to their group and the entire learning environment through discussions and other activities.

Module I: Overview of CCSS (for ELA, Mathematics) & NGSS
Module II: Learning Progressions & Assessment
Module III: Designing and Differentiating Standards-based Lessson
Module IV: Management Strategies & Evaluating Standards-based Instructional Materials

 

What past participants are saying:

"I just wanted to thank you for this course. As someone with a school psych background (not a teaching background) and who is just beginning the journey of GT learning (working on my GT Coordinator's license), this class really stretched me!"

--Rae McClain
K-8 GT/Talent Development Coordinator, Elmbrook Schools, Brookfield, WI

"I really did enjoy exploring the topics of differentiation and standards in application to our higher level students. I actually found it to be quite applicable to all of my students.”

--Diane Danielczyk
7th grade English Teacher, Bryan Middle School, Elmhurst, IL

“We wanted you to know that we really enjoyed the online course and it has already made such a positive impact on our students within our self contained gifted class. Thank you for that.”

--Molly Talbot and Jess McKowen Patti
3rd and 4th Grade Gfited, Zachary Elementary School, Zachary, LA

 

Visit http://mylearning.nagc.org/ for more information. Contact Robin Feldman with any questions.

 

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