Free On-Demand Webinars

Choose from a variety of free on-demand webinars for K-12 educators, offered by the Rutgers Gifted Education Program.

Critical Thinking Strategies for Gifted Learners

Critical and creative thinking skills should be integrated into the learning activities of all students. This webinar will focus on the direct instruction of five critical thinking skills essential to the growth of gifted learners. Continue to webinar.
 

Challenges in Gifted Education Leadership

Leadership in gifted education presents many challenges in this era of tight budgets and competing priorities. The webinar will address the following topics: ​​Ensuring equitable gifted education practices in your district; Meeting ESSA reporting requirements; Finding Gifted education funding sources; Recruiting and supervising effective educators for gifted learners; Legislative initiatives for improving gifted education in NJ. Continue to webinar.

Meeting the Needs of Special Populations

Every educator works with gifted students. Gifted and talented children deserve an education appropriate to their needs and talents—and our society stands to benefit greatly from the contributions these individuals can make. This webinar will provide educators with basic information and simple strategies for meeting the academic and affective needs of special populations of gifted students. Continue to webinar.

Creating Choice Menus

Choice menus can be used to differentiate content, process, and product for advanced learners in the regular classroom. This session will present the rationale and design features of menus and explore various menus used for different purposes. Choice menus work extremely well in heterogeneous classrooms as alternative activities when students are compacted out of mastered grade level content. Continue to webinar.

Curriculum Compacting

Curriculum compacting is a valuable differentiation tool that teachers can use to effectively meet the needs of gifted learners in heterogeneous classrooms. After pre-assessment to document student mastery of curricular content, teachers use compacting to replace learned content with advanced learning opportunities for students. This webinar will focus on practical tools for implementing curriculum compacting with K-8 students. Continue to webinar.

Collaborating and Consulting to Promote Gifted Education

Many gifted learners spend most of their academic learning time in a regular classroom. A lack of available classroom material to challenge gifted learners can be frustrating for teachers and students. Finding the time and structures to working with classroom teachers to integrate differentiated strategies into the regular education classrooms can be challenging for a gifted education specialist. This webinar will focus on collaborative professional learning structures that gifted education and regular education teachers can implement together to support gifted learners in the regular classroom. Continue to webinar.

Gifted Identification Basics: Matching Students to Services

Every educator works with gifted students. Gifted and talented children deserve an education appropriate to their needs and talents—and our society stands to benefit greatly from the contributions these individuals can make. This webinar will focus on the basics of identifying gifted students and how to match these students to the appropriate services. Continue to webinar.

Common Core Standards and Gifted Education: Promising Practices
 

Self-Study Checklists for Gifted Teachers and Coordinators
 

A School Leader's Guide to Gifted Education Programming
 

Differentiation of Instruction
 

Rutgers Gifted Education Certificate Program - Webinar/Program Showcase