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|Description||This course is designed to enable teachers and other professionals to identify and respond to the needs of gifted and talented students. Controversy has surrounded definitions of giftedness and exceptional ability but the reality is that these students are neither as rare nor as easy to identify as is often supposed; exceptionally able or talented students form roughly 10% of the overall student population. A comprehensive course of more than 20 hours duration, it tackles the myths surrounding giftedness and offers very practical strategies and skills for identifying students with advanced capabilities and talents and responding to their diverse educational needs. While most of the emphasis is on students with advanced academic abilities, the needs of students whose talents lie in other areas, such as those who may be creatively gifted, are also examined. The focus is broad and inclusive and is meant to encompass students with advanced abilities across a range of domains. Summarising current research and best practice and wide ranging in its scope, this course offers a sound foundation to anyone interested in the education of gifted and talented youngsters.|
|Categories||Primary, Secondary, Early Years/Foundation, 14-19, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Health and care, Teaching staff, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Learning Support, Pupil Support, Advanced Skills Teacher, Excellent Teacher, Main-scale (core) teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher, Non-practising teacher, Post-threshold Teacher, Pupil mentor, Supply / Peripatetic teacher, Trainnee (pre-QTS) teacher, Teacher trainer, Head of Department / Faculty, CPD Leadership, Gifted and Talented, Inclusion, SEND, Online, Webinar, Discussion forums, Video, Video chat, Gifted and Talented Coordinator|
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Suitable for teachers and other professionals working with youngsters in both primary and secondary settings, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of gifted and talented students and offers an examination of the essential topics teachers and others need to know about the education of these students. Among the topics covered are motivation, underachievement, peer pressure, social acceptance and dual exceptionality; gifted and talented students who also have a learning disability and therefore have complex special needs. Assessment skills and identification issues across the age range are also addressed. Social and emotional issues are explored and best practice guidelines for effective collaboration with parents and the students themselves are presented. There is an emphasis on whole-school planning and development to meet the diverse needs of gifted and talented students within an inclusive school context. From an evidence-based perspective we focus on how teachers can most effectively tailor their instruction to meet the educational needs of exceptionally able or talented students. By the end of the course teachers should be able to differentiate instruction, design individualised lesson plans for gifted students, and will have a much greater understanding of the needs of gifted students.
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Each student is required to complete the following items
On successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Professional Development.
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|Associated Files||Gifted Course Descriptor UK spring 2013 low res.pdf|
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.