- Use data and resources to plan and implement lessons for gifted children and adolescents in the classroom.
- Apply differentiated approaches to existing and new curriculum while integrating with new tools and resources.
- Adopt and adapt evidence-based practices for immediate classroom and gifted program implementation.
- Understand and apply the foundational underpinnings of creativity.
- Practice with strategies that cultivate and nurture creativity among students.
- Plan new curriculum, or rework old curriculum, to allow for creative license in the classroom in all subject areas.
- Examine and discuss pedagogical underpinnings of teaching gifted and exceptional students.
- Review effective models of evidence-based instructional methods and classroom environment.
- Customize curricula for personalized instruction.
- Align pre, during, and post-instruction assessments to curricula.
- Review footage and lesson plans of classrooms that use effective strategies to meet the needs of autistic learners.
- Discuss the varied needs of autistic learners, and the need to differentiate for them.
- Design lessons with embedded evidence-based and engaging strategies to differentiate for the needs of autistic learners in mainstream classrooms.
- Review and discuss evidence-based strategies that meet the needs of gifted students.
- Use exemplars as a baseline of working models from which to design curriculum.
- Adopt and adapt classroom strategies for gifted students through implementation, feedback, and reflection.
- Acquire and accumulate a toolbox of new resources to aid in meeting the diverse needs of gifted learners.