IAGC
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Underserved Gifted Populations Summit

for Educators and Administrators

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Workshop II: Curriculum, Instruction & Classroom Strategies - Elgin IL

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IAGC-Gifted Education Seminar (GES): Online & Virtual Only Starts June 12 & Ends August 11, 2017

Starts June 12 & Ends August 11, 2017 

WHEN: June 12-August 11, 2017
WHERE: Remote, independent study from home or school, led by GES-certified facilitators. All meetings will be virtual.
PDHs: 45 (or 3 graduate credit hours* through Aurora University for additional $350)
COST: $450 member/$510 non-member
ESSA Title I and Title II funds may be used

This training was developed specifically for classroom teachers who do not have background in how to serve gifted students. This interactive, comprehensive, multi-module course, developed in partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education, helps teachers, administrators, gifted coordinators, and all who serve gifted children to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. Topics included are theories and perspectives on giftedness, knowing the “whole child,” curriculum models, differentiation, and social-emotional needs.

Course consists of 45 hours of independent study (or 3 hours college credit from Aurora University) that must be completed by August 11, 2017. Hours count toward the ISBE 20% Special Education requirement.
All presenters have experience as teachers and/or administrators in gifted programs in Illinois. Presenters are all GES-certified trainers and have taught the GES prior to this class.

 


Creating Challenge for Talented Readers, Writers, and Thinkers
Wednesday, JUNE 21, 2017

MUST SIGN-UP BY MAY 30, 2017

PRESENTER: Susannah Richards, Associate Professor of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University

WHEN: Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Roosevelt University
1400 Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
PDHs/CPDUs: 3

COST: $125 member/$155 non-member

ESSA Title I and Title II Funding may be used

This session includes an overview of books that invite the reader to explore and cultivate interests and ideas. In addition to the dozens of books and book lists that will be highlighted, emphasis will be on how to use books to meet the needs of gifted students. Featured books will include recently published fiction and non-fiction books that lead to critical and cretive thinking experiences. Discussion and activities will focus on resources for locating and evaluating children's books, information on children's book publishing strategies for sharing books with gifted students, and a variety of ways for students to respond to literature. Given that many gifted students are fascinated by the world of non-fiction, a portion of the session will focus on locating, evaluating and incorporating non-fiction books into the curriculum. A medley of books from a variety of genres and formats (biographies, poetry, concept books, collections, graphic novels, technically-engineered, etc.) will be used to illustrate how to create learning experiences for students with different interests, learning styles and abilities. Strategies to use the Web 2.0 book trailers, e-books and audiobooks to motivate readers will be integrated into the session.

 


 

Books as Hooks for Creating Lifelong Learners

Wednesday, JUNE 21, 2017

MUST SIGN-UP BY MAY 30, 2017

PRESENTER: Susannah Richards, Associate Professor of Education at Eastern Connecticut State University

WHEN: Registration: 12:00 NOON
Program: 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Roosevelt University
1400 Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
PDHs/CPDUs: 3

COST: $125 member/$155 non-member

ESSA Title I and Title II Funding may be used

This session focuses on strategies to meet the needs of talented readers, writers and thinkers. Topics to be addressed include traits of talented readers & writers; differentiation of reading and writing instruction; the role of interest assessment; evaluating curriculum materials and books; and creating engaging reading & writing experiences for talented readers with print and electronic materials. We will discuss examples of recommended practices to provide these students with experiences to help them grow as readers and writers as well as how to organize literacy development for these high-level language users. In addition to strategies to escalate reader responses to literature, examples of strategies to use web-based resources will be used to demonstrate varied strategies to both motivate readers and writers as they respond to literature.


Master of Arts in Gifted Education

With Gifted Teacher Endorsement through Northeastern Illinois University

Get the flyer with more information

Northeastern Illinois University Gifted Teacher Endorsement

News Release

The Department of Special Education offers a Gifted Teacher Endorsement to address the needs of gifted and talented learners. This endorsement is designed for candidates who are interested in advanced preparation supporting, teaching, and guiding gifted children and their families. Coursework includes a solid foundation in the nature of giftedness, identification of the gifted, program planning, gifted curriculum, differentiated educational strategies, and program evaluation.

 


Illinois State Board of Education

Overview of Flexible Delivery Models for the Gifted/Talented

QUESTIONS about the Gifted Education Endorsement? Please visit

Go to Rules and scroll down to see Standards for Endorsements for Gifted Education Teacher 27.490 and Gifted Education Specialist 27.495, pp. 319-336.

 

Proposal format for University Gifted Education Teacher Programs designed for use by Illinois Colleges and Universities

 


 

Below are links to resources and products from Jim Curry.

July 2015 CCSS:

Jim-Curry June 2013 CCSS:

 From the June 24-26, 2013, class on Common Core State Standards (C.C.S.S.) Student Product Instruction and Assessment Gifted Institute at Quest Academy in Palatine. 

Thanks to Jim Curry; they are a gift to IAGC as a service to the gifted community: 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gifted Education Seminar Series

Gifted Education Seminar Series Flyer - (pdf)
includes information about the Gifted Education Seminar (GES)  and its Companion Modules; viz.:
  • Gifted Education Seminar
  • RtI and Gifted
  • GES - The Next Step
  • Administrator’s Academy
  • Program Coordinators
  • Counseling the Gifted
  • Instructional Models:
    • The Curriculum Project
    • The Integrated Curriculum
    • Understanding by Design
    • The Parallel Curriculum
  • The Parent Module


Contact the IAGC office to arrange to have the GES or one of its Companion Modules presented to your group in your school or district.

Gifted Education Seminar Overview

The Illinois State Board of Education Gifted Education Seminar presents a comprehensive overview of gifted education.

The Illinois State Board of Education invites ALL classroom teachers to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted and talented students. This gifted seminar is a 45 hour course of study replacing the former "Gifted Education Institute." This training is a combination of 15 hours of face-to-face participation and 30 hours of independent work using a USB drive (each participant will receive the USB drive). The training consists of the following modules: Overview and Perspectives, Knowing the Gifted, Differentiation, and Gifted Models for the classroom.

Two books will be given to participants: “Achieving Excellence Educating the Gifted and Talented” by Frances Karnes & Kristen Stephens and “Differentiation: Simplified, Realistic, and Effective” by Bertie Kingore.

LEARN HOW TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENTS IN YOUR CLASSROOM.

View a brief video of GES information

Gifted Education Seminar Information The Gifted Education Seminar is a 45 hour course of study replacing the former Gifted Education Institute.  The Illinois State Board of Education invites classroom teachers to deepen their understanding of how to teach and reach gifted students within their classroom. 

IARSS GES information