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The Learning Curve
Get the Support You Need

from NAGC

The Back to School/Back to Gifted 2012 WOW Series has been well-received and attended by new and returning teachers as well as parents. One attendee stated: "It was such a useful reminder of the basics and implementation strategies. So often we are inundated with so many 'fix-it' strategies, that we can get lost in the thicket." The beginning of school is a great time to take advantage of the support and guidance you can receive from leaders in the field. So clear your desks and make room for the two final webinars in the series that will provide you with supplemental learning and immediate ideas for implementation.

Here are two other WOW sessions you'll find in the NAGC Live Learning Center.
    Classroom Indicators of Giftedness
    This very first WOW session focused on how teachers can recognize the behaviors of gifted and talented learners and how they can differentiate curriculum, instruction, and assessment in order to respond to their unique educational needs. Mary Slade, a Professor at James Madison University, also discusses characteristics, traits, related needs, and the impact of the environment on the expression of giftedness.

    Survival Guide for First Year Teachers
    Carol Tieso, Associate Professor at the College of William & Mary, offers new teachers a variety of strategies, activities, and tools for creating a positive and dynamic learning environment. It is packed with valuable tips and insights on topics from connecting and mentoring gifted children to working within diverse classrooms.
Remember, there is still time to register for the balance of the live 2012 Back to School/Back to Gifted series PLUS have access to the archives for your professional development content library for one year. more

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