Nature & Needs

//Nature & Needs
  • Presenter: Debra Troxclair, Ph.D
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    The characteristic traits of giftedness are often misinterpreted by parents and other professionals who have little or no training or information about the nature of giftedness. Incorrect interpretations or a misdiagnosis could potentially harm the developing self-concepts of gifted children.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan 
    Core Area: Nature and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Nearly all gifted children will experience at least one period of depression. This can arise from their tendency toward perfectionism, creativity, idealism, and passion. These same qualities can be harnessed as strengths to direct a gifted child toward personal growth and success.

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  • Presenter:Theresa Biggs M.Ed. 
    Core Area: Nature and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Intense, loner, wallflower, focused… these are just a few ways introverts are frequently described. Whether its in the classroom, at home, or on the playground, these reserved individuals often get lost in the shuffle. Although we predominantly live in an extrovert world, it is important to remember that introverted gifted students have so much to offer.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Gifted students are a lot like snowflakes; no two students are alike. While one student might need very little encouragement to excel, motivating the next might feel like trying to wring sap from a tree with bare hands. There’s no sweeping answer to motivation, but there are prescriptive strategies that can help to encourage the gifted underachiever.

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1 

    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Imagine making a lifelong, unattainable goal. How would you feel day after day, year after year of continually not reaching your goal? Would it lead to frustration...anxiety...depression? That is the experience of a perfectionist as Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., explains in “Perfectionism in the Gifted Child.” In this 1-hour course, you will learn the different ways perfectionism is expressed and gain practical strategies for helping students overcome failure.


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  • This bundle contains five 6-hour courses by Lisa Van Gemert, each addressing a different core area and aspect giftedness.
     
  • Finding the time to get new G/T teachers trained can be challenging. This 30-hour package was created to get your new teachers started as quickly as possible! It’s five courses in one, taught by one of the leading minds in gifted education, and available online 24/7.
  • Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
    Core Area: Nature & Needs | Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6

    Underachievers have many reasons (or excuses) for not working up to their full potential. Some of them are easy to identify in the classroom. However, there is a little-recognized group of hidden underachievers, who are easy to miss because they hide in plain sight. 

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  • Presenter: Joyce Juntune Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary Hours: 6 Gifted students can be found in all walks of life. With more than seventeen percent of Texans living in poverty, it is vital that educators understand the different perspectives and challenges that create achievement gaps for gifted students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Learning how to close these gaps for gifted students can help you set them up for success throughout life.   Add to Cart or Click Here for District Pricing
     
  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1
     

    Brains, talent, finesse…can a gifted student really have it all? Yes and no. Learn why many gifted students struggle with emotional intelligence, and how you can support and develop them as complex emotional beings.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Becoming a teacher in the gifted and talented program in Texas is both rewarding and educational. Whether you’re preparing for your TExES exam or simply looking for an opportunity gain new insight as you complete your 6-hour update, this course is for you!

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  • Presenter: Dr. Michael Sayler, University of North Texas
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Have you ever wondered about that one gifted student who showed so much promise, yet somehow struggled to find success in life? Talent alone is not enough.
    In this course, Dr. Sayler invites us to turn our classrooms into an environment where students can flourish. You’ll explore how to develop talents, character, and integrity in your students, all of which are invaluable for training gifted students to thrive in life.


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  • Presenter: Debra Troxclair, Ph.D
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    The characteristic traits of giftedness are often misinterpreted by parents and other professionals who have little or no training or information about the nature of giftedness. Incorrect interpretations or a misdiagnosis could potentially harm the developing self-concepts of gifted children.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Nature and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Nearly all gifted students will experience at least one period of depression. This can arise from their tendency toward perfectionism, creativity, idealism, and passion. These same qualities can be harnessed as strengths to direct a gifted student toward personal growth and success.

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  • Presenter: Sheila Mulbry, Round Rock ISD 
    Core Area: Gifted and Talented | Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 1 

    Challenging gifted students in the regular classroom can be overwhelming. Discover how to engage gifted students in authentic learning experiences that take them beyond the confines of regular classroom curriculum.

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  • Presenter:Theresa Biggs M.Ed.
    Core Area: Nature and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Intense, loner, wallflower, focused… these are just a few ways introverts are frequently described. Whether its in the classroom, at home, or on the playground, these reserved individuals often get lost in the shuffle. Although we predominantly live in an extrovert world, it is important to remember that introverted gifted students have so much to offer.

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Part advice, part storytelling, this course offers inspiration for your own journey as well as wisdom to inspire your gifted students to focus on their vision for the future. In “Letters to the Young Gifted,” Lisa Van Gemert, M. Ed.T., shares a message that we can pass along to the next generation of lifelong learners that is both timeless and completely relevant. 

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  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Junetune, Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3


    You know that meeting the needs of your students in a multi-ability classroom is a challenge. You have more than likely listened to training on differentiated instruction and tiering. But what if there is another way of approaching this challenge? Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., offers a fresh look at how to reach students at all levels by adapting curriculum and encouraging independent learning skills.


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  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Junetune, Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3


    In part 1 of this course, Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., discussed how to adapt curriculum using a variety of self-leveling activities in the classroom. In part 2, you will learn how evaluation, thinking, and planning skills can help students become more in charge of their own learning processes.


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  • Presenter: Dr. Diane Heacox, St. Catherine University, St. Paul
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Sometimes students fall short of expectations. They may get lazy or forgetful. But what about specific students that you know are consistently performing well below their potential? In this course, Diane Heacox, Ph.D., draws on her extensive experience working with this population of students. You will learn how to identify them and how to increase their interest and passion in academics.


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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Gifted students are a lot like snowflakes; no two students are alike. While one student might need very little encouragement to excel, motivating the next might feel like trying to wring sap from a tree with bare hands. There’s no sweeping answer to motivation, but there are prescriptive strategies that can help to encourage the gifted underachiever.

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  • Presenter: Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6

    Understanding gifted children is serious business. They sit in our schools and sometimes go unidentified or remain underserved. Understanding the nature and needs of gifted students empowers teachers to meet their needs and prepare them for success.


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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6
     

    If you’ve ever been baffled by gifted behavior, wait until you explore your students’ brains! Learn the dynamic forces behind their needs and quirks.

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Imagine making a lifelong, unattainable goal. How would you feel day after day, year after year of continually not reaching your goal? Would it lead to frustration...anxiety...depression? That is the experience of a perfectionist as Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., explains in “Perfectionism in the Gifted Child.” In this 1-hour course, you will learn the different ways perfectionism is expressed and gain practical strategies for helping students overcome failure.

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