TKES 1, 2: Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted (SD20-005)
Credits: 5 CEUs/PLUs / Tuition: $275 / Non West Ga RESA Fee: $375.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Lori Thompson
Date: 9/16/2019 thru 11/24/2019 Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: - Online Class N/A, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 9/9/2019


Course Description

This course is for teachers preparing for the Gifted In-Field certification endorsement.  It is one in a series of four courses required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for adding the endorsement for Gifted In-Field to a Georgia teaching certificate.  The purpose of this course is to introduce candidates to the educational principles that offer appropriate foundations for the development of differentiated programming and curriculum for gifted learners and to familiarize them with current trends related to program design, implementation, and intervention. 



  • What key beliefs, theoretical models, and educational principles support curriculum planning for gifted learners?
  • Can instructional methods and evaluation techniques be differentiated to meet the unique learning needs of each gifted student?
  • How can the key learning realms (thinking skills, communication skills, and research skills) be synthesized to provide for the optimal development of gifted students across the various curriculum areas?
  • Why is it necessary to design multiple strategies for assessing learning outcomes and program effectiveness in gifted education?
  • What current educational issues, policies and practices influence curriculum development and program planning for gifted students?


Target Audience: Special enrollment criteria applies.

In the four course sequence candidates must successfully complete the Characteristics of the Gifted course as a prerequisite for any of the other courses and Curriculum and Program Development for Gifted as the final course.   

Minimum Class Size: 10

Class Notes

Payment Due Date: 9/16/19

Payment should be submitted online after registration or sent to the following address:

West Georgia RESA
ATTN: Kerri Felder
99 Brown School Drive
Grantville, Georgia 30220

Make Checks Payable to West Georgia RESA 

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***Cancellation Policy***

We accept cancellations up to 10 days before a scheduled class. After this date, registrants will be charged and are welcome to send a replacement if they cannot attend. No-shows will be responsible for full payment.