Several states offer additional teacher preparation programs by providing either an endorsement or certification in the field, but these are often pursued by teachers specifically enrolled in gifted coursework rather than in general education programs. Practitioners and researchers agree that time and energy should be spent on training teachers in how to address the needs of gifted and talented students, both within the regular classroom and in specialized programs. This three-book series acknowledges this need and provides specific strategies for professional development in a variety of settings using various methods. Drawing on both literature in the field and research-based best practices in professional learning, this series provides the reader with a foundation for designing and implementing effective professional development experiences for educators working with gifted learners. This volume focuses on a variety of techniques and methods in professional development. From reflection practices, to using case studies, to incorporating technology, authors provide specific tools and resources to consider when delivering effective professional development related to this specific population of learners.

A service publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (Washington, DC) This designation indicates that this book has been jointly developed with NAGC and that this book passes the highest standards of scholarship, research, and practice.

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ByAngela M. Novak, Christine L. Weber

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

What Works in Professional Learning for Educators of the Gifted

Findings From Research and Legislation
ByAngela M. Novak

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

Professional Learning and Classroom Practice in Gifted Education

ByCarla B. Brigandi, Myriah Miller

chapter Chapter 4|19 pages

Tools of the Trade

Finding the Best Fit for Your Professional Learning Needs
ByAngela M. Novak, Katie D. Lewis

chapter Chapter 5|22 pages

Becoming a Milliner of the Mind by Creating Haberdasheries for Professional Learning

ByJason S. McIntosh

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

Providing Professional Learning Opportunities Using Case Studies

ByChristine L. Weber, Cecelia Boswell, Wendy A. Behrens

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Professional Learning in Gifted Education

Challenges for the Sole Practitioner
ByLaurie J. Croft

chapter Chapter 9|21 pages

Using Coteaching as a Model of Professional Learning

ByElizabeth A. Fogarty, Christina M. Tschida

chapter Chapter 10|13 pages

Implementing New Technologies to Enhance Professional Learning

ByCathy Cavanaugh, Ginno Kelley, Aidan McCarthy