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Gifted Education
This course provides an overview of the nature and needs of gifted students and how to differentiate instruction for them in the regular classroom. Attention will be given to developing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) which detail modifications in the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students.

Thursdays, March 2-April 6 (excluding March break), 4:30-7:20

Bricker Academic Building, room 307, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo campus

Dr. Colleen Willard-Holt

Characteristics of gifted students
Thinking skills: Critical thinking, creative thinking   
Differentiating curriculum: Content, process, product, environment
Curriculum compacting
Developmental stages and social/emotional needs:
Gifted children in grades JK- 6
         Programming options for gifted children in JK-3
Unit development/management strategies
Developmental stages and social/emotional needs:
Gifted students in grades 7-10
         Programming options for gifted students in 4-10
Special populations of gifted students
IEPs and Ontario legislation
Identification and programming in Ontario schools
Assessment techniques in GT programs