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October

November

PDA Course: Matrix of Services

This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about the Matrix of Services. Content and activities examine the requirements for matrix completion and provide the opportunity to accurately complete a matrix for students with disabilities. The course identifies how student educational needs and services impact the matrix funding document.

  • Course Dates: November 2 through December 10, 2021
  • Inservice Points: 5 SWD Points
  • Instructor: Sonja Bennett
  • Meetings: There will be two required and three additional recommended virtual meetings during the course, with the first required meeting on November 2, 2021 at 5:00pm
  • Deadline to Register: October 29, 2021
  • Registration: See the Professional Development page under the PDA Facilitated Courses tab

December

January

Gifted Endorsement Course: Special Populations of Gifted Students

Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students provides an overview of the challenges and issues that face diverse populations of gifted students as they struggle to gain acceptance, recognition, and access to appropriate gifted education to meet their individual needs. It incorporates central issues in multicultural education that examine questions of equity and excellence; prejudice and stereotyping of special populations; and lack of awareness, understanding, and recognition manifested in discriminatory practices on the national, state, and local levels. It examines policies and procedures to screen, identify, and provide appropriate modifications to curriculum for these diverse gifted students. The module provides an overview of the types of diverse perspectives and their impact on the development of gifted abilities, such as ethnic heritage and culture, minority status, language, diverse physical and mental abilities, gender and age, socioeconomic status and poverty, and diverse family structures.

  • Course Dates: January 11 through March 22, 2022 (10 weeks)
  • Inservice Points: 60 Points
  • Instructors: Gina Sandusky-Nelson
  • Meetings: The first virtual meeting will be January 11, 2022. Participants will receive instructions the week prior.
  • Deadline to Register: January 4, 2022
  • Registration: See the Professional Development page under the Gifted Endorsement Courses tab

April

Gifted Endorsement Course: Nature and Needs of Students Who Are Gifted

Nature and Needs of Students Who Are Gifted provides an overview of the evolution of gifted education on the national, state, and local level. Major events affecting gifted education are described as well as major policies and procedures governing the delivery of gifted education. Cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics common to individuals who are gifted are identified along with strategies that can be used to meet the academic needs of different categories of students who are gifted.

  • Course Dates: April 5 through June 14, 2022 (10 weeks)
  • Inservice Points: 60 Points
  • Instructors: Gina Sandusky-Nelson
  • Meetings: The first virtual meeting will be April 5, 2022. Participants will receive instructions the week prior.
  • Deadline to Register: March 29, 2022
  • Registration: See the Professional Development page under the Gifted Endorsement Courses tab