Making sure gifted students have quality instruction and challenging assignments is widely popular in the education world. But do you know exactly what it means to be gifted and why it matters? This six-hour course, “Identification & Assessment of the Gifted,” addresses issues surrounding gifted students and practical ways to identify them.
Lisa Van Gemert, a leading voice in gifted education, shares an overview of the history of gifted education and its importance today. Educators will also learn how to tell whether or not a student is gifted by using different tests and assessments. Teachers who have a thorough understanding of how to identify and assess gifted students will be able to equip and challenge these students better.
In this informative course educators will learn:
- What it means to be gifted
- Characteristics of gifted children
- How to test intelligence
- The importance of CLD populations
- Traits of twice-exceptional students
Ms. Van Gemert is the Youth and Education Ambassador for Mensa and an educational consultant. A former teacher and school administrator, she writes articles about giftedness and speaks about issues related to the education and parenting of gifted youth. She is a frequent conference speaker, expert consult to television shows about the gifted, writer of award-winning lesson plans, and author of the children’s and teacher’s guides to the National Book Festival. Ms. Van Gemert shares ideas, strategies, and resources on her website, giftedguru.com. She and her husband Steven live in Arlington, Texas, and are the parents of three sons.