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This course serves to meet the 20-hour requirement for ESE and recertification for the renewal of a Florida teaching certificate.  It has gifted education in mind as it intersects with the world of Exceptional Student Education.  Teachers who teach gifted children as well as any teacher who is interested in that intersection of themes are invited to participate.  The course is offered monthly.

Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students is one of five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will examine the many misconceptions of what it means to be gifted as well as the challenges and issues that face the diverse populations of gifted students. This course incorporates many of the issues central to multicultural education, special education, and at the same time it will allow participants to confront difficult questions of quality, educational excellence, prejudice, stereotyping, and discriminatory practices on the national, state, and local levels of education.

Nature and Need of Student Who Are Gifted provides an overview of the evolution of gifted education on the national, state and local level. Major events affecting gifted education are described as well as major policies, and procedures governing the delivery of gifted education. Cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics common to individuals who are gifted are identified along with strategies that can be used to meet the academic needs of different categories of students who are gifted.

Curriculum Development for the Gifted is one of five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will learn how to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum and instruction for gifted learners. Participants will learn how to write a thematic unit incorporating technology, differentiation, and alternative assessments and products.

Nature and Need of Student Who Are Gifted provides an overview of the evolution of gifted education on the national, state and local level. Major events affecting gifted education are described as well as major policies, and procedures governing the delivery of gifted education. Cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics common to individuals who are gifted are identified along with strategies that can be used to meet the academic needs of different categories of students who are gifted.

Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted is one of five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will study the theory and research for guidance and counseling for the gifted students. They will also determine the different characteristics and the affective needs of the gifted population. The knowledge of understanding the developmental theories will help the participants meet the needs of the gifted students.

Theory and Development of Creativity is one of the five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will examine research on creativity with an emphasis on practical strategies and classroom applications. Participants will learn about creativity blocks and how to foster creativity within the classroom.

This course serves to meet the 20-hour requirement for ESE and recertification for the renewal of a Florida teaching certificate.  It has gifted education in mind as it intersects with the world of Exceptional Student Education.  Teachers who teach gifted children as well as any teacher who is interested in that intersection of themes are invited to participate.  The course is offered monthly.

Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students is one of five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will examine the many misconceptions of what it means to be gifted as well as the challenges and issues that face the diverse populations of gifted students. This course incorporates many of the issues central to multicultural education, special education, and at the same time it will allow participants to confront difficult questions of quality, educational excellence, prejudice, stereotyping, and discriminatory practices on the national, state, and local levels of education.

Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted is one of five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will study the theory and research for guidance and counseling for the gifted students. They will also determine the different characteristics and the affective needs of the gifted population. The knowledge of understanding the developmental theories will help the participants meet the needs of the gifted students.

Theory and Development of Creativity is one of the five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will examine research on creativity with an emphasis on practical strategies and classroom applications. Participants will learn about creativity blocks and how to foster creativity within the classroom.

Curriculum Development for the Gifted is one of five courses needed to complete the gifted endorsement. Participants will learn how to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum and instruction for gifted learners. Participants will learn how to write a thematic unit incorporating technology, differentiation, and alternative assessments and products.

This is one of the five gifted endorsement courses which Florida teachers utilize to complete their gifted endorsement on their teaching certificate.  The course explores topics in the philosophy, development and the intentional teaching of creativity with gifted and talented learners.

This is the first of the five gifted endorsement courses taken to add the Florida gifted endorsement to a professional teaching certificate.

This space is for 1st and 2nd grade gifted students to work on their differentiated tasks, assignments and projects.

This space is for 3rd grade gifted students to work on their differentiated tasks, assignments and projects.

This space is for 4th grade gifted students to work on their differentiated tasks, assignments and projects.

This space is for 5th grade gifted students to work on their differentiated tasks, assignments and projects.