This course is intended to introduce participants to the major topics regarding the specialized nature of gifted and talented students along with the unique educational needs of the gifted learner. The major definitions, concepts, trends, and theories will be explored as well as the history of gifted and talented education. In addition, the course will explore screening and identification of gifted students and will introduce differentiation of instruction and curriculum to meet the needs of the gifted and talented learner.
This course is for professional development credit only. VirtualSC PD courses do not count towards any type of degree.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Who, What, and Why? Myths and Stereotypes
Week 3: A Look Back: Theory, Historical Developments, and Current Trends
Week 4: Screening and Identification of GT Students
Week 5: Social and Emotional Needs of GT Students
Week 6: Program Models and Curriculum for GT Students
Week 7: Advocacy and Characteristics of Effective GT Teachers
This is an advanced level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. They will also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset or telephone) to participate in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual Meeting sessions. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of Virtual Education’s VirtualSC PD. All course materials found within the workshop are available online.
When you register for a graduate course there are two steps: first with VirtualSC PD and then with The College of Charleston. Upon registration with VirtualSC PD, directions will be emailed to you for completing registration with The College of Charleston. Check the email used to create your Genius account often.
- Registration with The College of Charleston is required for each graduate course in order for credit to be awarded.