Erasmus KA1 Courses - Course Details

GIFTED CHILDREN

Date :21-25 January 2019 Barcelona

 

SESSIONS in 2019

15-19 APRIL, 2019 - PARIS

19-23 August, 2019 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

SESSIONS in 2020

20-24 January, 2020 - BARCELONA

20-24 April, 2020 - PARIS

The groups of participants can choose the locations at the specified dates.

Course Duration: 5 days

Course Fee: 350 euro 

GIFTED CHILDREN

It is estimated that students who are gifted and highly talented encompass 5 to 15% of the school age population. These advances students can have increased capabilities in academics, creativity, music, dance, art, and/or leadership. In order to teach the gifted students the teachers should be careful about finding ways to support their learning process. They should compact the curriculum and provide enrichment activities as well as provide environments that are stimulating, and address cognitive, physical, emotional, and social needs of gifted children in the curriculum.

During the program, some practical recommendations will be focused on the ways of teaching gifted students.Some of the recommendations are:

·          Implement a multi-level and multi-dimensional curriculum. Differentiate the curriculum in order to address differences in the rate, depth, and pace of learning. This will enable all students in the class to learn about a specific area by creating projects at their own ability level.

·         Be flexible with the curriculum. Take advantage of real-life experiences that can be translated into problem-solving academics for all students.

·         Make the curriculum student-centered. Engage gifted students in the curriculum decision-making process, giving them an opportunity to learn how to take responsibility for their own learning. Draw the curriculum from the students’ interests and educational needs.

·         Allow students to pursue independent projects based on their own individual interests. Independent projects can be assigned on the basis of ability level. Encourage creativity and original thinking among gifted students. Allow them to explore ways of connecting unrelated issues in creative ways.

·         Allow gifted children to assume ownership of their own learning through curriculum acceleration. Instruct them to work ahead to problems of skills that they do not know.

·         Try to maximize your students’ potential by expecting them to do their best. Encourage them to advance as quickly as they can. Assist in developing projects that allow them to achieve success one step at a time.

·         Teach interactively. Have students work together, teach one another, and actively participate in their own and their classmates’ education.

·         Encourage gifted students to participate in extracurricular activities that involve academic skills. Examples include math and debate teams. Because gifted children are often natural leaders, it is important to invite them to use their talents and abilities in beneficial, rather than disruptive, manners.

·         Involve students in academic contests. Gifted students tend to be competitive by nature. Therefore, participating in regional and national competitions such as spelling bees, science fairs, and essay competitions will be fun challenges.

·         Set individual goals. Help guide students in creating their own goals and set goals that are specific, measurable, aggressive, realistic, and within a reasonable time frame. Be sure not to place expectations that are too high or too low.

·         Establish and maintain a warm, accepting classroom. Teach your classroom community to embrace diversity and honor differences. Provide an environment in which the child can demonstrate his or her potential or aptitude to learn and perform. Teachers should strive to establish a noncompetitive, individualized, and open classroom, which allows all students to advance at their own rate of learning.

·         Remember that implementing some of these strategies will benefit all of the children in the classroom, not just the gifted ones.

Target group

· All kind of teachers, trainers, educators, school administrators, etc.

Preparation

Before the course,

· A detailed pre-course questionnaire to indicate their level of experience, teaching backgrounds and training will be completed by participants.

·   They will also prepare a presentation to reflect their own teaching method.A closed Facebook group will be created for getting know each other of all participants and to share practical information.

Validation

· A course participation certificate will be given to all participants.

· A Europass CV will be filled together according to the skills and competences to be gained during the course  by participants.

GIFTED CHILDREN

Day 1

Activities

Location

09:00-10:15

  • Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • - Definition Characteristics and Concepts to Giftedness Children

Conference Hall

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:45

  •                The Different Needs and Wants of Gifted Students in the Classroom
  • Common Traits and Misconceptions for Gifted Students

Conference Hall

11:45-12:30

Lunch

A local restaurant

12:30-13:30

  • Gifted Students of Social and Emotional Needs

Conference Hall

 

 

 

Day 2

Activities

Location

09:00-10:15

  • Identifying Gifted Students in destitution
  • Identifying Artistically Gifted Students and how to improve talent

Conference Hall

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:45

 

  • Gifted Students and  Disorganization for Gifted Students
  • SMART Goals for Students- Definition and some Examples

Conference Hall

11:45-12:30

Lunch

 

12:30-13:30

  • Twice Exceptional Students  Definition and Characteristics
  • Understanding Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

Conference Hall

 

 

Day 3

Activities

Location

09:00-10:15

  • -What Is Gifted Education?
  •  - History, Models and Issues
  • Curricular Accommodations and  Modifications

 

Conference Hall

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:45

  • Use Of Videogames, Drama In the Classroom
  • -Modifications for Gifted Students - Enrichment and Acceleration
  • Setting Expectations for Gifted Students in classroom

Conference Hall

11:45-12:30

Lunch

 

12:30-13:30

  • -Characteristics of Successful Gifted Education Teachers and Lesson
  • -Student Learning Contract: Examples
  •  -Gifted Education Teachers for Organization

 

Conference Hall

13:30

  • Cultural trips

 

 

 

Day 4

Activities

Location

09:00-10:15

  • Presentation of participant organizations (a five-minute presentation)
  • - Assessing Gifted and Talented Students
  • - Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles - Teaching Tips
  • Creating a Positive Classroom Environment to Gifted Students

Conference Hall

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:45

  • Exaples and strategies
  • Creating and Using Personal Learning Profiles for Students
  • Education programs to Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized

Conference Hall

11:45-12:30

Lunch

 

12:30-13:30

  • Incorporating Parental Input in Individualized Education Programs
  • Professional Collaboration that Enhances Gifted Learning
  •  Activities for Gifted Students in Elementary School

Conference Hall

 

 

 

Day 5

Activities

Location

09:00-10:15

- Overview of the course program

-  Evaluation of the course program

-  Filling the feedback forms

Conference Hall

10:15-10:30

Coffee Break

 

10:30-11:45

  • Europass Mobility Certificate
  • Farewell party

Conference Hall

11:45-13:30

Lunch & Departure

Optional (hotel or a restaurant)

 

-  If you are more than 5 participant , could you please send a mail for discussing about other date and places

 

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