Thanks for your interest in my online staff development courses!  I am presently working on getting everything up and running so if you are seeing this exact sentence I have not loaded any courses yet, but the list below will let you see what will be available! - April 7, 2012.

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The wait is over! After a lot of research, I have finally selected an online hosting service which I think will be great for my online staff development sessions. It has all the bells and whistles, from quizzes, video and audio integration and verified certificates upon completion - no just clicking through and getting the certificate.
   
It is my goal that these sessions cover the same information I cover while presenting in such a way that if a participant happened to miss a one of my sessions, they could potentially take this online version and be just as informed and prepared as someone who attended a face-to-face session. That means the design of these courses is no easy task. Rest assured, that these courses meet the standard I set for myself when speaking in person. 
  
NOTE: All courses carry CPE credit. My CPE provider number is: #501030 .
  
 These are courses which are currently under development. 
   

Course Title                                                                                 Click on title to go directly to the online course.

Duration of Course

Content Area

Course Objectives ##

 Nature and Needs of the Gifted **  ($80)

6 hours

N&N

Specific Objectives

 Identification and Assessment **  ($80)

6 hours

ID&A

Specific Objectives

 MythBusters: Differentiation Training ** ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Creativity in the Classroom ** ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 MythBusters: Part Deux ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Creating Choice through Menus (no book needed) ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Differentiating Instruction with Menus Book Study ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Higher Order Thinking Skills: Bloom's Taxonomy U  ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Higher Level Questioning Strategies U  ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted ($80)

6 hours

N&N

Specific Objectives

 Blah Books Banished: Folded Products: Grades 3 - 12   ($80)

6 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Blah Books Banished: Folded Products: Grades K - 3   ($60)

4 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Scaffolding in the Classroom   U  ($40)

3 hours

C&I

Specific Objectives

 Kicking It Up: Advanced Products  U  ($30)

2 hours

C&I Specific Objectives
 Kicking It Up: Vocabulary  U  ($30)

2 hours

C&I Specific Objectives
 Kicking It Up: Divergent Questions   U  ($30)

2 hours

C&I Specific Objectives
 Kicking It Up: A Month of Creativity   U  ($30) 2 hours C&I Specific Objectives
 Kicking It Up: Note Taking  U  ($25)

1 hour

C&I Specific Objectives
   
## All course objectives are based on NAGC Teacher Knowledge & Skill Standards for Gifted and Talented Education.
  
  ** Meets Texas 30-hour requirement (based on district approval)
  U - Can be used for Texas 6-hour GT update (based on district approval)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Nature and Needs of the Gifted **

  

Duration: 6 hours             Content Focus:  Nature and Needs           Cost: $80

  
  • Shares basic terminology, current definitions, theories, and models of giftedness. 
  • Identifies gifted characteristics and their effects on academic and social settings. 
  • Identifies characteristics of under-represented groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic status, physically challenged, African-American, Hispanic, and limited-English proficient and/or learning disabled. Understands the implications of these groups' characteristics on programs for the gifted and talented. 
  • Shares insight in creating an environment in which gifted and talented students feel challenged and safe to explore and express their uniqueness. 

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  Identification and Assessment  - Texas Edition ** 

  

Duration: 6 hours         Content Focus:  Identification & Assessment            Cost:  $80

  
  • Introduces and discusses broad-based, multifaceted identification procedures, including varied sources of information and qualitative and quantitative measures that match specific areas of ability. 
  • Interprets assessment results from both qualitative and quantitative measures to other professionals and parents for their use in determining placement and in planning specific program activities for each gifted and talented student. 
  • Understands the characteristics of under-represented groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic status, physically challenged, African-American, Hispanic, and limited-English proficient and/or learning disabled. Understands how to provide equal access to programs for gifted and talented students. 
  • Introduces and discusses the Identification and Assessment piece of the Texas State Plan

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    Identification and Assessment  - National Edition ** 

    

Duration: 6 hours             Content Focus:  Identification & Assessment              Cost:  $80

  
  • Introduces and discusses broad-based, multifaceted identification procedures, including varied sources of information and qualitative and quantitative measures that match specific areas of ability. 
  • Interprets assessment results from both qualitative and quantitative measures to other professionals and parents for their use in determining placement and in planning specific program activities for each gifted and talented student. 
  • Understands the characteristics of under-represented groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic status, physically challenged, African-American, Hispanic, and limited-English proficient and/or learning disabled. Understands how to provide equal access to programs for gifted and talented students. 

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    MythBusters: Differentiation Training **

    
  Duration: 6 hours        Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)       Cost: $80
  
  • Applies the basic principles of a differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective, and physical development of each gifted and talented student. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive and affective content as related to each academic discipline, to multiple disciplines, and to broad-based themes, issues, and problems. 
  • Develops activities to encourage original research, independent study, and problem solving that are authentic to each discipline. 
  • Includes meaningful products in the curriculum that engage the gifted and talented student in real life experiences and promote lifelong learning. 
  • Collaborates with general education professionals in the development and coordination of programs and activities for gifted and talented students.

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  Creativity in the Classroom **

  

Duration: 6 hours       Content Focus:  Creativity (Curriculum and Instruction)      Cost: $80

  
  • Shares the characteristics of gifted and talented students and the influence of these characteristics on instructional strategies used in classrooms for the gifted and talented.
  • Participants will designs lessons/activities within and across disciplines that teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking in the gifted and talented students. 
  • Shares techniques for developing resources for assisting gifted and talented students in the fulfillment of their creative potential. 
  • Shares method for adapting the classroom to the learning differences of each gifted and talented learner including the management of large and small groups and independent learning. 
  • Identifies strategies from gifted education that can be used in the regular classroom.

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MythBusters: Part Deux 

Duration: 6 hours         Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)         Cost: $80

  
  • Applies the basic principles of a differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective, and physical development of each gifted and talented student. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive and affective content as related to each academic discipline, to multiple disciplines, and to broad-based themes, issues, and problems. 
  • Develops activities to encourage original research, independent study, and problem solving that are authentic to each discipline. 
  • Includes meaningful products in the curriculum that engage the gifted and talented student in real life experiences and promote lifelong learning. 
  • Collaborates with general education professionals in the development and coordination of programs and activities for gifted and talented students.

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Creating Choice through Menus (no book needed) 

Duration: 6 hours        Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $80

  

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Differentiating Instruction with Menus Book Study 

Duration: 6 hours        Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $80

  

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Higher Order Thinking Skills: Bloom's Taxonomy 

Duration: 6 hours        Content Focus:  HOTS (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $80

  

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Higher Level Questioning Strategies

Duration: 6 hours       Content Focus:  HOTS (Curriculum and Instruction)         Cost: $80

  

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Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted 

Duration: 6 hours             Content Focus:  Nature and Needs            Cost: $80

  

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Blah Books Banished: Folded Products: Grades 3 - 12 

Duration: 6 hours          Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $80

  

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Blah Books Banished: Folded Products: Grades K - 3  

Duration: 4 hours          Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)          Cost: $60

  

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Scaffolding in the Classroom  

Duration: 3 hours          Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $40

  

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  Kicking It Up: Advanced Products 

Duration: 2 hours        Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $30

  

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Kicking It Up: Vocabulary 

Duration: 2 hours          Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)          Cost: $30

  

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Kicking It Up: Divergent Questions

Duration: 2 hours            Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)         Cost: $30

  

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Kicking It Up: A Month of Creativity 

Duration: 2 hours          Content Focus:  Creativity (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $30

  

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Kicking It Up: Note Taking 

Duration: 1 hour          Content Focus:  Differentiation (Curriculum and Instruction)        Cost: $25

  

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