Webinars on Wednesday

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Convenient. Relevant. Affordable.

NAGC Webinars on Wednesday—WOW—offers high-quality educational content presented by experts in the field.

WOWs are designed for administrators, classroom teachers, counselors, graduate students, gifted coordinators, parents, and professors.Our goal is 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.  Registration includes access to a multi-media recording, handouts, and other resources.

And speaking of affordable . . . . they are FREE for NAGC members! Remember to log in for accurate pricing in the NAGC Online Store. Find WOWs under "Merchandise."

This series of webinars is brought to you by

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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; Christine J. Briggs, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Director of Center for Gifted Education, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

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

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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 can be viewed in your "My Webinars" link.  Please note: The Live Learning Center is no longer accessible.  Any questions, contact Robin Feldman.

 


 

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Designed by gifted education professionals, college and university faculty, and online course development experts, “My Learning” is a learning community that extends beyond the six weeks of online instruction, as participants will continue to share resources, information, and knowledge in the online portal.
 

Differentiating Content and Instruction for High-Ability Learners: Using the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was the first six-week online course on the new NAGC learning portal in February-April 2015.

Stay tuned for information on the next course.

 

 

 

 

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