Serving TAG students in the general education classroom

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) published a list of “Myths about Gifted Students.”  One of those myths is: “Teachers Challenge All The Students, So Gifted Kids Will Be Fine In The Regular Classroom.”  The reality though is “Although teachers try to challenge all students they are frequently unfamiliar with the needs of gifted children and do not know how to best serve them in the classroom. A national study conducted by the Fordham Institute found that 58% of teachers have received no professional development focused on teaching academically advanced students in the past few years and 73% of teachers agreed that “Too often, the brightest students are bored and under-challenged in school – we’re not giving them a sufficient chance to thrive. This report confirms what many families have known: not all teachers are able to recognize and support gifted learners.”

In order to better serve ALL students, including those who are talented and gifted, TAG consultants are offering the course “Serving TAG students in the general education classroom”  The course is designed for the K-12 general education teacher but instructional coaches and TAG educators are welcome to take the course.  In fact, partnering your coaches and/or TAG educators with a general education teacher could be powerful learning for all.

The course begins on August 2nd and will conclude by September 30th.  The course will be conducted entirely through Canvas with a final Zoom share-out session.  There will be no travel needed and teachers will not need to be out of the classroom with this course.  To register, visit the professional development website and search for course #190378.

Any questions can be directed to Mandie Sanderman or Chelsie Byram, Consultants for Science at Central Rivers AEA.