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Professionalism in Gifted Education - Chapter Summary
From professional publications to student progress reports, this chapter covers most of the things you would need to know about the development and advocacy responsibilities of gifted education teachers. You will review ways in which these teachers can enhance teaching practices, promote supplementary learning activities and interact with students and parents.
You will also find out more about what organizations provide support and career development opportunities for gifted education teachers and other ways they can pursue professional development. After you finish this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Name organizations for gifted education teachers
- List professional publications targeting gifted education teachers
- Discuss ideas for the professional development of gifted education teachers
- Enhance teaching strategies by applying relevant theories and research
- Define reflective teaching
- Understand how to advocate for the education of gifted students and how gifted students impact individuals, families and societies
- Collaborate with parents, families, teachers and other professionals to ensure a successful learning experience for gifted students
- Assess and discuss student progress
Brief 5-10 minute video and text lessons are effective learning tools you can refer to as many times as needed to fully understand each topic. Easy 24/7 accessibility from any device ensures a convenient study schedule. Short self-assessment quizzes provide the means to measure what you have learned and determine your need for any further review.
1. Organizations for Gifted Education Teachers
Gifted students have unique needs that educators must consider. This lesson will explore the organizations designed to support gifted education teachers in doing so. We will end with a short quiz.
2. Professional Publications for Educators of Gifted Students
Do you have gifted students in your classroom? If you're searching for publications to aid in your teaching, use the information in this lesson to evaluate some popular publications on teaching gifted students.
3. Teacher Professional Development Ideas
This lesson is designed to provide resources for teachers, future teachers, researchers, and others who want to enhance teacher professional development. Professional development is an essential way for educators to enhance critical thinking skills, gain new knowledge of the subject matter, and explore new learning tools.
4. Applying Research to Instructional Practice
As teachers, one of our jobs is to stay on top of current research in our fields. The purpose of this lesson is to help you think about how you can apply educational research to your daily instructional practice.
5. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods
Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.
6. Advocating for Gifted Students
When the opportunity to teach the gifted student in the classroom presents itself, the parents, teachers, and administrators all have a role to play in advocating for the best education for this student. This lesson presents some specific strategies to help meet this goal.
7. Promoting Supplementary Opportunities for Gifted Students
In this lesson, you will learn about supplementary opportunities for gifted students and your role as a gifted educator in supporting those opportunities.
8. Professional Collaboration that Enhances Gifted Learning
In this lesson, we will discuss ways teachers can work with administrators, learning specialists, and other teachers to enhance the learning experiences of gifted students in the classroom. This can include team teaching, integrated curriculum, and collaborating with other teachers and professionals.
9. Building Relationships with Parents & Families
Regardless of the capacity in which you work with children, it is very important to know how to build relationships with parents and families. This lesson gives you some ideas on how to go about this crucial task.
10. How to Report Learning Progress to Students & Parents
This lesson describes how to communicate learning progress. It specifically focuses on the tools of summative documentation, formative communication, and standardized documentation.
11. Impact of Giftedness on Individuals, Families & Society
In this lesson, you will learn about the impact of giftedness on individuals, families and society, including an overview of strategies to help families support their gifted learner.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Gifted Education (5358): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundations of Gifted Education
- Characteristics & Development of Gifted Students
- Special Issues in Gifted Education
- Assessing & Identifying Gifted Students
- Curriculum Planning for Gifted Students
- Instructional Strategies for Gifted Students
- Student Self-Advocacy & Responsibility in Gifted Learning
- Learning Environments for Gifted Instruction
- Student Performance & Assessment
- Interpreting Assessment Data for Gifted Students
- Praxis Gifted Education Flashcards