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Developing Student Strengths and Talents: Professional Development by GERI

Purdue University's Gifted Education Resource Institute Presents:
Developing Student Strengths and Talents

On-line Professional Learning Units designed to help educators develop their students’ strengths and talents.
Using strategies, programs, and understandings from the field of gifted, creative, and talented education can be a powerful means of helping more children and youth achieve at higher levels. Understanding learning differences, talent development, strength-based, and student-focused education can empower educators to effectively differentiate curriculum and instruction, while they also attend to the affective needs of their students. Welcome to our interactive, on-line learning units!  Designed to help educators discover, nurture, and develop talents among their students, each Unit requires about 10 hours to complete, which includes engaging on-line as well as applying content in the classroom or clinic. Upon successful completion of each unit a professional development certificate or badge documenting the experience will be provided for a total of up to 90 hours.

Entire school districts, individual school faculty, small groups of interested educators, or individuals subscribe for a two-year term, which allows ample time to fully engage in each of the nine units. Pricing is based on the number of staff members in the group subscribing. Upon subscription, log-in directions will be provided.

Program Coordinators: Marcia Gentry, Ph.D., with specialty in gifted, creative, and talented education and Jennifer Richardson, Ph.D., with specialty in educational technologies and instructional design.

To register for this module, please follow this link: