Florida Association for the Gifted


CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION STRAND - SESSIONS


Fitting It All In: Infusing Gifted instructional Standards within the Daily Routine of Gifted

Inclusion Classrooms

Co-presented by Cameron Mattingly, Johanna Kolb, and Tracy Chin

This workshop will describe how Teachers of the Gifted can ensure that all Gifted Standards and Frameworks for Gifted Learners are delivered to students within the gifted inclusion setting. Attendees will learn multiple ways in which to support gifted learners through core subjects by using alternative programs and strategies. 


Practical Alternatives to Acceleration for Gifted Middle School Students

Presented by Iain Ferguson

Acceleration is the main accommodation for gifted students, but different and deeper is what they need for growth. We share practical alternatives that leverage technology and a curriculum designed for gifted thinkers. Attendees will experience and receive classroom-proven solutions.



Biographies as a Guide to How Possibilities Become Reality

Presented by Elizabeth Fairweather and Tommy Fairweather

A unit for analyzing biographies to identify accomplished individuals’ gifted traits, how these traits were nurtured through childhood activities and how they relate to later processes and accomplishments also including strategies for reflecting on information to realize students’ own possibilities


Elevating Beyond School: Differentiating Infinite Choices and Challenges in After-school and Summer Enrichment Programs for Underserved Gifted

Co-presented by Gillian Eriksson and Jeanette Lukens

Learn how to develop community/university partnerships that use problem-based learning to enrich experiences for low-income gifted students most needed after school and in Summer that stem from an effective Federal grant in ten Title I Elementary schools.


Beginner's Guide to Engineering Design Challenge Incorporate Engineering Design Challenges into the gifted classroom!

Presented by Holly Mentillo

Classroom tested strategies and activities will be shared.



Designing Data Literacy Activities for Cross-curricular Lessons: Data Exploration Skills Using Tuvalabs Technology

Presented by Janine Malavasi and Kristin Hunter

Learn how to design standards-based inquiry lessons for grades 3 to 12 that integrate real world data. Get students exploring, creating, and questioning the validity of graphs using the most powerful data analysis available in education for free- Tuvalabs Basic.


No More Recipes

Presented by Michael Allard

A discussion of ridding our classrooms of recipe lessons and how to adapt existing lessons to help unleash creativity and innovative thinking in our students.



Infinite Possibilities of Inquiry-based Media Projects

Presented by Monica Plantan

Looking for ways to ignite passion and uncover creativity in your gifted students? Projects and products featured in this session have been G/T classroom-tested to spark student learning through the use of technology, inquiry, conceptual thinking, and interdisciplinary connections.



Meaningful Work for Early Finishers

Presented by Patricia Barbur

High-ability students often finish work early. They color, read, or serve as teacher’s helper. It’s hard to provide meaningful tasks for them. We will explore what it would look like if students had access to complex and creative challenges & how teachers could easily accomplish this, focusing on strategies for providing real-world activities for students who demonstrate mastery at an accelerated rate, using collaboration to fuel discussion.


Just Okay, Is Not Okay

Presented by Suzanne Philpot

“Just okay, is not okay” addresses the importance of meeting the needs of the Gifted/Talented student in the regular classroom setting and ways to accomplish this challenging task.



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