If your district is looking for economical ways of providing professional development on gifted education, consider the Webinars on Wednesdays from the National Association for Gifted Children. Check out full details at their website http://www.nagc.org/wow.aspx
A six-month site-license is a reasonable way for your district to use the program at a time and location of your choosing. It also allows you to build discussion time in to the program to relate the content to issues, resources and situations you face locally.
The first session is on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7PM, Eastern Standard Time. The topic is “State of the Nation: Effective Advocacy Resources in a Challenging Climate”. It is presented by NAGC President, Paula Olszewski-Kubilius.
Topics and dates of additional presentations include:
January 25:“The NAGC Pre-K-Grade 12Gifted Programming Standards: Getting Started”
February 1:“Assessments for Measuring Student Learning Outcomes” with Tracy N. Sulak and Susan Johnson, Baylor University
Feb. 8: “Common Core State Standards: What Gifted Leaders Need to Know”
Feb. 15:“Instructional Strategies for Differentiated Assessments and Products Within the Classroom”
Feb. 22:“P-12 Gifted Programming Standards: Models and Program Design”. This session features Dr. Chrystyna Mutsky, WI DPI Consultant for Gifted Education and Advanced Placement.
March 14: “Using the P-12 Gifted Programming Standards to Identify Low Income & Minority Students
March 28: “What Parents and Educators should Know About RtI”
April 4:“RtI and Twice Exceptional Students: A Promising Fit
April 11:“The Intricacies of Twice-Exceptional Children: An Overview”
April 18: “Double the Label, Double the Need: Strategies for Educators and Parents of Twice-Exceptional Children”