Gifted Education in the Classroom (K-12)


According to a survey from an article entitled, State of the States in Gifted Education by the National Association of Gifted Children and CPGP, 73% of teachers agreed that “Too often, the brightest students are bored and under-challenged in school – we’re not giving them a sufficient chance to thrive.”

Should a student who has shown mastery on a pretest sit through all the lessons of the upcoming unit? If that student has mastered the content, should they be required to complete the homework for the unit?

Susan Winebrenner and Dina Brulles define what constitutes mastery and make a case that it is the teacher’s responsibility to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of high achieving and gifted students in the classroom that have met that benchmark.

Educators taking this course will analyze, critique, and evaluate their teaching methods. They will explore how to implement adjustments and new teaching practices to meet the needs of gifted and high-achieving students. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate-level course intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book.