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Inspiring Middle School Minds:  Gifted, Creative, & Challenging - an online bookstudy

- Audience:  Gifted Educators, Middle School Educators, Gifted Intervention Specialists, Gifted Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Honors Teachers and more!

Participants will Meet the Following ODE Competencies:

  • The ability to differentiate instruction based on a student’s readiness, knowledge and skill level, including using accelerated content, complexity, depth challenge, creativity and abstractness (Gifted Competency A).
  • The ability to select, adapt or create a variety of differentiated curricula that incorporate advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive and complex content (Gifted Competency B).
  • The ability to provide an extension or replacement of the general education curricula, to modify the learning process through strategies such as curriculum compacting, and to select alternative assignments and projects based on individual student needs (Gifted Competency C).
  • The ability to understand the social and emotional needs of students who are gifted and to address the impact of those needs on student learning (Gifted Competency D).
  • The ability to recognize and respond to characteristics and needs of students from traditionally underrepresented populations who are gifted and create safe and culturally responsive learning environments (Gifted Competency E).

Important Session Information:

"We must broaden our definition of gifted students in order to be inclusive rather than exclusive. Many children have talents or gifts that may not be formally recognized by testing but need nurturing nevertheless." (Judy A. Willis)

Middle school education is often a “black hole” for gifted students, seldom providing an adequate challenge. By understanding how the brain works, however, we can make learning exciting and stimulating—for all youngsters.

Explore the research-based strategies of Dr. Judy Willis to help develop and implement positive and rewarding learning experiences that will then be stored in long-term memory rather than “deleted” or “filtered out.

Important Session Information: As a participant, you will need to purchase your own book. ISBN-13: 978-0-910707-93-0 ISBN-10: 0-910707-93-6 and a link to Great Potential Press to purchase the text: Inspiring Middle School Minds.

15 Contact Hours.  Pending Ashland Approval.

Register a team of 4 or more for a reduced fee of $50 each person.  Use promocode teamof4 each time a person registers.

Is your district receiving full Gifted Coordination from Hamilton County ESC?  Then use promocode fullcoordination each time a person registers for a reduced fee of $25 each person. 

Registration questions or help?  Contact marybeth.greco@hcesc.org.

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Session ID:
Credits Available:
(15) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Katrice Quitter
Katrice Quitter
Date Location
1/8/2018 - 3/23/2018 Hamilton County ESC, Online Location

11083 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45231

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