2020-21 GIFTED ENDORSEMENT COURSES SCHEDULE

PRESENTED BY FDLRS – GALAXY  

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The following five modules are offered by FDLRS/Galaxy AT NO COST to satisfy the course requirements for the Gifted Endorsement (300 hours), exclusively for educators  

In Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie School Districts. 

MODULE  

DESCRIPTION  

2020-21  

Education of  

Special  

Populations of   

Gifted Students  

The Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students module 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.   

ONLINE THROUGH NEFEC 

8/17/20 to 10/11/20 

 

COURSE COMPLETED 

 

Guidance and  

Counseling for the Gifted  

The Guidance and Counseling of Gifted Students module provides an overview of the theory, research, practical strategies, and resources on guidance and counseling, with an emphasis on classroom application in the gifted classroom.  There is no required textbook for this class. 

ONLINE THROUGH NEFEC 

10/19/20 to 12/13/20 

COURSE IN PROGRESS 

 

Nature & Needs of the Gifted  

Nature and Need of Gifted Students 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. 

ONLINE THROUGH NEFEC 

1/11/21 to 3/7/21 

 

 

Registration Begins December 2020 

 

Theory and 

Development of Creativity 

This module provides an overview of the theory, research, practical strategies and resources on creativity, with an emphasis on classroom application in the gifted classroom.   The required textbook for this course is Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis, Kendall-Hunt, Fifth Edition, ISBN# 0757510906.  

 

ONLINE THROUGH NEFEC 

3/22/21 to 5/16/21 

Registration Begins  

February 2021 

Curriculum and  

Instructional  

Strategies for the Gifted  

Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students provides an analysis of curriculum modifications for gifted learners based on the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) Standards for Graduate Programs in Gifted Education.   There is no required textbook for this class. 

ONLINE THROUGH NEFEC 

6/1/21 to 7/25/21 

 

Registration Begins  

May 2021 

  • North East Florida Education Consortium (NEFEC) Online Modules require dropping course within two-week drop period.  

  • Each online gifted endorsement course is 8 weeks long. Courses offer flexibility to work at your convenience during the 8 weeks, are completely online, and require no face-to-face meetings or specific dates/times required to be online.  

  • The Gifted Endorsement courses can be take in any order. 

  • Christine.Jordan@stlucieschools.org (772)429-4585  

  • To register for a module, click the link provided on this flyer.  You’ll be notified via email if you are selected to participate. 

 

The Teacher Education Add-on Program for Certification in the Gifted Endorsement is designed to provide teachers local access to professional development and to address Florida’s critical teacher shortages in programs for ESE.  The target audience are teachers’  

assigned out-of-field in gifted programs; however, the modules are appropriate for certification renewal and /or professional development. Priority will be given to teachers who are currently teaching gifted students. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants   

Credits earned through this program may not be used for college or university credit. It will be the responsibility of the participant to verify with their local staff development office and/or the doe certification office any additional certification requirements. 

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