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Giftedness in Younger Grades- Who, What, Why, How?

February 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

| $50

Recognizing and nurturing gifted potential in younger students presents an important challenge to educators in engaging all students to learn at their highest level of readiness. “Creating a differentiated learning environment for gifted students doesn’t mean throwing out everything you learned in your teaching career.” byrdseed.com. This workshop will offer simple, systematic ways (featuring the Kaplan Icons of Depth and Complexity) to adjust curriculum to benefit students exhibiting gifted potential. Ideas and strategies will apply to older elementary students as well.

Presenter: Dianne Fowler, M.Ed., GT Specialist

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Kalispell, MT at NW MT Education Cooperative at Linderman School in the old Music Room
(on the South end), 124 3rd Avenue East, Kalispell, MT

6 OPI Renewal Units
$50 per participant
Lunch is on your own. We will take a one-hour break.

Contact director@wmplc.org if you have any questions. If you would like to use a purchase order, it can be made out to WMPLC, PO Box 1516, Trout Creek, MT 59874

Register NOW at https://goo.gl/forms/H4USFRfHi6N9HvwI3

Dianne Fowler, M.Ed. is a GT Specialist and Southwest Montana School Services (SWMSS) Consultant. She is passionate about engaging all students to learn at their highest level of readiness (B. Kingore). Workshops offered include: *Icons of Depth and Complexity, Using the KOI (Kingore Observation Inventory) for identifying gifted potential in younger grades, Starting/Enhancing Gifted and Talented Programs from OPI Six Step Planning Guide, Brain Compatible Learning and Mindsets, Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom by Susan Winebrenner topics: What is Giftedness? Characteristics of Gifted Students, Compacting and Differentiating for Skill Work, New Content Extending Reading and Writing Instruction, Extension Menus, Planning Curriculum for All Students at the Same Time, “I’m Done. Now What Should I Do?” Self-Selected independent Study.
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Scholarships for this workshop are available from the Montana RESA Network. See “Scholarship Request” section of the registration form.


February 6, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Western Montana Professional Learning Collaborative (WMPLC)


Cost details
limited scholarships are available
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Northwest Montana Educational Cooperative
124 3rd Ave
Kalispell, MT United States
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