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Admin of GT Programs

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Weekend 1

Course Syllabus


PowerPoint 2

Text Chapter 1

Iowa Code

Chapter 59

Chapter 98



NAGC PK-12 Gifted Education Programming Standards

NAGC P-12 Programming Standards .pdf

Managing Complex Change

Survey Results - .xls

Victory Circle



Developing Mission/Philosophy

Traits of a Mission Statement

Evaluating Your Mission/Philosophy

Mindset diagram

Perils and Promises of Praise - Dweck article

Even Geniuses Work Hard - Dweck article

The Essential Cognitive Backpack - Levine article

Assessing Higher-Order Thinking in the Classroom - Susan Brookhart (ASCD book)

Thinking Skills - AEA 267


Resource Wikis

Gifted Readers

IDM for Gifted

Monticello IDM

Dare to Differentiate


Program Goals



     District 196 - Minnesota

     Calcasieu Parish School System - Louisiana



Urbandale Program Documents

Idaho HS Programming Manual



"As we approach the process of choosing identification procedures, it would be well to keep in mind that the further we are removed from the person, the greater the danger that what we identify may bear a closer resemblance to the mounted insect than to the living butterfly." -Clark Moustakes

Presidential Advisory Board Activity

Presidential Advisory Board Answer Key

Five Areas of Giftedness - Characteristics

Identification Gap Analysis

Matching Criteria (Instruments) to Area(s) of Giftedness

Profiles of Gifted PowerPoint - George Betts


Animal School

Watch the video and reflect on connections to student identification. 

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Identification Tools


Young Gifted Children

     "Small Poppies: Highly Gifted Children in the Early Years"  - article by Miraca Gross

     Characteristics of Young Gifted Children - Website

     Things This Child Has Done - Checklist for Teachers

     Things My Young Child Has Done - Checklist for Parents

     Gifted and Talented Primary-age Students: Recommendations for Identification and Service - Idaho Department of Education

     Deborah Ruf's Blog


Weekend 2



Program Planning Flowchart

Assessing Program Design

Terms used in Special/Gifted Education

Student Needs

Programming Options

Karen Rogers Research Synthesis


Instructional Management Options - pink

Instructional Delivery Options - blue

Curriculum Differentiation - yellow

Continuum of Services template

Continuum of Services sample

Essentials for a Positive School Experience

Priorities for In-School Provisions

PEP Samples


Characteristics of High-Quality Gifted Programs - a checklist

The Kind of Schools We Need - Elliot Eisner


High Achiever, Gifted Learner, Creative Thinker - Bertie Kingore

Matching Needs - Bertie Kingore


Inservice Design


learning designs - from Learning Forward (see paragraph 2)


Web sites

Short Stories 

Live Science

Ology American Museum of Natural History 


Cool Tools for Schools (Web 2.0 Wiki)  

NewzBrain - Current events quiz bowl 



Lesson from Another Field - article  Read this article and complete the 5 A's Text Protocol organizer

Lessons Learned - article by Karen Rogers  As you read this article make note of connections to your learning in the endorsement coursework you have completed.

NAGC Advocacy Toolkit

Hoagies Gifted advocacy resources


Final Project:

Given what you have learned in this class, update your district’s written gifted and talented plan. Submit the original and revised versions. Prepare a written explanation of the ways in which your revised comprehensive plan better aligns with best practices in gifted education or the ways programming, answers one or more of the four questions (found in the course description at the top of this document), and incorporates one or more of the principles of advocacy, collaboration, leadership and systemic change. Consider also the bridges and barriers in your district to adoption and implementation of this plan. Use APA format to cite sources.


Additional Resources

A Program Coordinator's 10 Commandments

National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented  

GT Bookmarks

Interface Between Gifted Education and General Education - article

Building Bridges - article 

Integrating Gifted Education into the Total School Curriculum - Carolyn Cooper 

Alignment Self-assessment - Purcell & Eckert p. 228-9 

Ames Action Plan Sample 

What is a Grade?

Levels of Differentiation 

Colorado RtI Triangle 

Programming Gap Analysis

Pennsylvania PEP sample

Ten Things All Administrators Should Know about Gifted - Joyce VanTassel-Baska

Administrators Making a Difference - checklists for superintendents and principals


Sample ASCA documents - These sample documents, developed by the American School Counselor Association, are not directly transferable to gifted; however, they provide some examples of things to think about in ensuring your gifted and talented programming is consistent with your district written comprehensive program plan.    

Management Agreements

Counselor-Administrator Agreement

MS-HS Sample Agreement

Counselor Responsibilities


Job Description - example









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