Gifted Education
Informational Meeting for Educators
UVA Curry School Program Overview
Spring 2014
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Presenters
Carolyn M. Callahan, Ph.D.
Commonwealth Professor
Department of Curriculum, Instruction,
and Special Education
University of Virginia
[email protected]
434-924-0791
Cheryll M. Adams, Ph.D
Adjunct Professor
University of Virginia
Director Emerita, Center for Gifted Studies
& Talent Development
Ball State University
[email protected]
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Presenters
Marguerite M. Brunner, Ph.D. student
Instructor—Gifted Endorsement series
University of Virginia
[email protected]
Annalissa V. Brodersen, Ph.D. student
Instructor—Gifted Endorsement series
University of Virginia
[email protected]
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Program Options
• Ph.D. in Education – Gifted
– On grounds only
• M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
- Gifted concentration
- On grounds only
- Course Series in Gifted Education
- Add-on Endorsement
- Online
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ONLINE COURSES
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Online Course Series
Focus on preparing teachers and administrators
to:
1. Address the characteristics of gifted children
2. Create and adapt curriculum and instructional
strategies to maximize the learning potential of
gifted students
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Online Course Series
• Objective 1: Develop understanding of the field
Have you found the endorsement classes to be beneficial to your
teaching practice?
“Yes, I am new to the gifted world. The classes expose you to theory, methods,
and strategies that are very insightful in working with students identified as
gifted. There is definitely plenty to ponder! I think one of the greatest benefits is
the change in the conversations in my classroom. Knowing how to ask better
questions has increased my effectiveness in challenging the thinking of the gifted
learner.”
“There is a sense of community developed through the discussion board that does
build collaboration among the teacher….The network that you build with other
teachers in your same position can be valuable. A high school teacher's students
gave feedback to my elementary student's project on sustainability. This worked
well to enhance their environmental science objectives and strengthen my
student's ability to communicate their message through a Glogster (online poster).”
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Online Course Series
• Objective 2: Help teachers and administrators
make research-based decisions when
developing programs and curriculum
Would you say you have benefited by seeking endorsement in
gifted education?
“Absolutely….I know I am being exposed to research-based
strategies. There are many models so you can find the right fit for your
students.”
“…There are many opportunities to show understanding: discussion
boards, mini assignments, application assignments, and presentations.”
“…There are ample ways to find support to be successful in this program.”
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Online Course Series
• Objective 3: Increase appreciation for and
awareness of issues in identifying and serving
diverse populations
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Online Course Series
• Objective 4: Strengthen and enhance leadership
capacity
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Why Take an Online Course?
• Quality
– UVa. education
– Direct access to instructors
– Created and taught by experts in the field
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Why Take an Online Course?
• Opportunity
– Meet new people from different regions/states
– Explore a variety of ideas and perspectives on
educational issues
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Why Take an Online Course?
• Flexibility
– Schedule assignments around your life
– Work at your own pace
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Why Take an Online Course?
• Convenience
– No travel costs/concerns
– No need for pet or babysitters
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Is Online for Me?
• Do you want to…
– Become a better teacher?
– Meet the learning needs of all students in your
classroom?
– Learn about cutting edge, research-based
strategies, models, and curriculum?
– Meet the specific needs of gifted students?
– Increase your knowledge about identification,
characteristics, and needs of gifted students?
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Is Online for Me?
• Do you…
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See yourself as a self-motivated learner?
Possess basic computer skills?
Have consistent access to a computer?
Have consistent access to the Internet?
Want to take courses at your own convenience?
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COURSES IN THE
ENDORSEMENT SERIES
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EDIS 5045: Introduction to Gifted
• Objectives
– Introduce major concepts and
controversies in the field
– Develop basic understanding of the
characteristics of gifted students
and implications for learning and
development
– Hone the ability to find and used
research based information in gifted
education
– Assemble a solid foundation for rest
of the series
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EDIS 5046: Curriculum for the Gifted
• Objectives
– Identify characteristics of
effective curriculum and
instruction responsive to learner
characteristics
– Link knowledge about gifted
students with
curriculum/instructional
decisions
– Design effective concept-based
curriculum for gifted learners
that extends their capacity as
learners, thinkers, producers,
and contributors
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EDIS 5047: Models & Strategies
• Objectives
– Examine varied program models and
instructional strategies for teaching
the gifted
– Practice implementing the models and
strategies
– Understand the theoretical and
practical implications for these models
and strategies
– Understand how to adjust current
units of study to better serve
advanced students
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EDIS 5048: Differentiated Inst.– Gifted
• Objectives
– Develop an understanding of
principles and practices related to
addressing academic diversity in
contemporary classrooms
– Discuss theory and practice useful in
addressing gifted students' learning
needs across general education and
gifted classrooms
– Develop approaches to modifying
content, process, and products to
address the varied readiness, interest,
and learning profile needs of gifted
learners
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curry.virginia.edu/academics/degrees/non-degree/off-groundscourse-series-in-gifted-education
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
FOR ENDORSEMENT SERIES
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Enrollment
• No application needed
• Complete a Permission to Enroll form
– http://www.sis.virginia.edu/visitingStudent.pdf
– Turn in at least one week before the start of the
desired term
– Once given permission--register
• Classes
– Each class lasts one semester
– Two may be taken at one time in the Fall/Spring
semesters (recommend one if working)
– One class may be taken during the summer session
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Technical Requirements
Not computer-savvy?
We will help you
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Technical Requirements
• Required for UVaCollab
– The ability to allow pop-up windows
– The most recent version of one of the following
browsers:
• Internet Explorer
• Firefox
• Safari
• Recommended for UVaCollab
– A high-speed Internet connection
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Start Dates
• Summer session
– June 8 to July 20, 2014
• Fall semester
– September 8-December 13, 2014
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Tuition for Part-time Off-Grounds
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UVA Curry School has the lowest K-12 educator tuition rate in the state of
Virginia for our off-Grounds (online, at regional centers) programs
Students may take up to 6 credit hours per semester at the K-12 tuition rate
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Tuition for K-12 educators
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$300 per credit hour in-state
$672 per credit hour out-of-state
$18 per credit hour fee
Total for 3 credit hour course
$954
$2070
Tuition for non K-12 educators
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$380 per credit hour in-state
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$788 per credit hour out-of-state
$18 per credit hour fee
$1194
$2418
• For full-time on-Grounds programs tuition rates, please contact the
Curry School for additional information
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REQUIREMENTS FOR
ENDORSEMENT IN VIRGINIA
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Requirements for Endorsement
1. Completed an approved teacher preparation program in
Gifted Education
OR
2. Completed the following:
• Graduated with a baccalaureate degree with an
endorsement in a teaching area
• 12 hours of approved graduate-level coursework in Gifted
Education
• Practicum of at least 45 instructional hours with gifted
students, or one year of successful full-time teaching
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OTHER USEFUL
INFORMATION
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Cohort
If your school division is interested in starting a
gifted endorsement cohort of teachers, contact
Karen Barnes
[email protected]
434-924-6939
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Degree Options
• Ph.D. in Gifted Education
– Full-time program taught in Charlottesville
– Must apply and be admitted to the program
– Approximately 4 years of study
• M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, gifted concentration
– Full-time or part-time program taught in Charlottesville
– Must apply and be admitted to the program
– 36 credits
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Contact Information
Carolyn M. Callahan, Ph.D.
Commonwealth Professor
Department of Curriculum, Instruction,
and Special Education
University of Virginia
[email protected]
434-924-0791
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Additional Information
• Visit our website
– http://curry.virginia.edu/academics/areas-of-study/gifted-education
• Check out our latest compendium of research in gifted
education
– Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the
Research Says (2nd ed.)
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QUESTIONS?
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THANK YOU!
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