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October

Gifted Endorsement Course: Guidance and Counseling


Gifted Endorsement Course

Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted

Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted provides an overview of the theory, research, practical strategies, and resources on guidance and counseling, with an emphasis on classroom applications in the gifted classroom. Participants will understand holistic developmental characteristics of gifted children, will be able to identify risk factors related to gifted students, and will be to support social skills, career exploration, and leadership development of gifted students. This 12-week course is one of the five courses for the completion of the Gifted Endorsement.

  • Course Dates: October 3 through December 12, 2022 (12 weeks)
  • Inservice Points: 60 Points
  • Instructor: Gina Sandusky-Nelson
  • Meetings: There will be three required virtual meetings during the course: October 3, November 14, and December 5, 2022
  • Deadline to Register: September 30, 2022
  • Registration: See the Professional Development page under the Gifted Endorsement Courses tab
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PDA Course: Differentiating Math Instruction


PDA Facilitated Course

This course enables educators to develop, increase, and demonstrate knowledge about how to apply the guidelines of differentiating instruction to mathematics instruction. Emphasis is on evidence-based practices structured by a responsive decision-making framework in order for all students to achieve at the highest possible level. Content includes how to use pre-assessment, continuous assessment, and summative assessments to design and deliver effective lessons for initial instruction in mathematics and how to effectively use flexible small group instruction to respond to individual learner needs.

  • Course Dates: October 4 through December 13, 2022 (9 weeks)
  • Inservice Points: 30 SWD Points
  • Instructors: Lisa Shin
  • Meetings: There will be three required virtual meetings during the course: October 4, October 25, and November 8, 2022
  • Deadline to Register: October 2, 2022
  • Registration: See the Professional Development page under the PDA Facilitated Courses tab
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PDA Course: Technology to Support Reading Comprehension


PDA Facilitated Course

This course enables educators to develop, increase, and demonstrate knowledge about a variety of technology tools that can be used by students to scaffold, support, and augment some of the cognitive processing that leads to reading comprehension. This course is not designed to provide guidance in how to teach reading skills.

  • Course Dates: October 5 through December 15, 2022 (9 weeks)
  • Inservice Points: 20 Points
  • Instructor: Tera Ming
  • Meetings: There will be two required virtual meetings during the course: October 5 and November 9, 2022
  • Deadline to Register: October 3, 2022
  • Registration: See the Professional Development page under the PDA Facilitated Courses tab
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