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Applied Practice Gifted & Talented 6-Hour Annual Refresher Course


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Course Description

Each year teachers, administrators, and counselors who provide instruction, services, or have authority for program decisions for gifted students must receive a minimum of six hours of professional development in gifted education. This online GT refresher course from Applied Practice satisfies this requirement and is an ideal solution for busy teachers and administrators.

The course can be conveniently accessed online 24/7 allowing the teacher, or administrator, to choose when the timing is right for them, and provides the convenience of allowing the student to save progress and finish when the schedule allows. Upon completion a customized certificate is awarded and can be saved digitally or printed. This certificate of completion can be provided to the district in fulfillment of the annual requirement.

For any questions or to inquire about a district-wide license for the course please email the Applied Practice team at

Course Topics

  • Module 1 – Project Based Learning to Support the Gifted and Talented (1 hour)
  • Module 2 – Underachievement in Gifted Students (1 hour)
  • Module 3 – Differentiated Curriculum (2 hours)
  • Module 4 – Supporting Underrepresented Gifted Children (2 hours)

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Create an environment in which gifted and talented students feel challenged and safe to explore and express their uniqueness
  • Recognize the characteristics of gifted and talented students and the influence of these characteristics on instructional strategies
  • Design lessons within and across disciplines that teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking in the gifted and talented students
  • Create an environment in which gifted and talented students feel challenged and safe to explore and express their uniqueness
  • Apply the basic principles of a differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective, and physical development of each gifted and talented student
  • Develop activities to encourage original research, independent study, and problem solving that are authentic to each discipline
  • Included meaningful products in the curriculum that engage the gifted and talented student in real life experiences and promote lifelong learning
  • Identify characteristics of underrepresented groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socioeconomic status, physically challenged, African-American, Hispanic, and limited-English proficient and/or learning disabled.
  • Understand the implications of these groups’ characteristics on programs for the gifted and talented.

Texas Education Agency GT refresher guidelines

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