Summer Gifted Institute Workshop

The Summer Gifted Institute is an annual event held each summer and led by Dr. Sandra Kaplan and a team of faculty members experienced in gifted education, instruction, and curriculum design. This institute provides teachers with newly designed differentiated curriculum units and instructional strategies responsive to identifying students of diversity and challenging advanced and gifted learners.

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Curriculum Overview

The Summer Gifted Institute AND Demonstrations provide an opportunity to observe the implementation of the most current curriculum ideas and instructional strategies to differentiate curriculum to identify and accommodate academically, linguistically, and culturally diverse gifted students. This seminar is intended for novice to advanced Pre-K-12 teachers, coaches, and administrators.

The 37th Annual Summer Gifted Institute: Redefining and Refining Gifted Education Differentiating standards-based curricula across all grade and subject areas

Coursework Examples

  • seminars that present new content and theories
  • workshops that expose educators to advanced methods in differentiated curriculum
  • demonstration lessons that provide a first-hand look at differentiated curriculum and potential student responses
  • curriculum writing sessions that provide participants with a chance to write and receive feedback on lesson plans and units of study

This year’s Summer Gifted Institute include two online seminars on June 20 – 22 and August 3 – 5, 2022.

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