Serving the counties of Baldwin, Hancock, Johnson, Putnam, Washington & Wilkinson

Gifted Endorsement Course 3: Identification and Assessment of the Gifted (PL2020-108)
Hours: 50.00 / Tuition: $350 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $700.00
Status: EXTENDED / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Kim Barham
Date: 11/9/2020 thru 12/11/2020 Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: - Virtual Tennille, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 7/20/2020


Course Description
This series of  four(4) courses taught in a blended on-line format prepares teachers for certification to teach gifted students. The four courses must be taken in sequence.

Identification and Assessment of the Gifted encompasses two facets of assessment: (1) assessment used in the identification, eligibility, and placement for services in gifted education programs and (2) classroom assessment of gifted learners that reflects appropriate levels of cognitive challenge while preparing these students to engage in self-assessment and goal-setting. Coursework will include the study of reasoning skills, principles of valid and reliable assessment, issues in the ethical use of assessment, and the design and evaluation of varied classroom assessments. Participants will research assessments used in the identification of gifted students as required by Georgia's eligibility rule, SBOE Rule 160-4-2-.38, and understand Georgia eligibility requirements as well as how their local district implements policies and procedures for the identification and placement of gifted students.


  • Davis, Rimm, and Siegle. (2011). Education of the Gifted and Talented. Pearson Education.(6th Edition)
  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as preferred Web Browsers
  • Access to Georgia Department of Education Formative Instructional Practices Modules  

    Additional Resources:
    -Chappuis, Jan. (2009). Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning Pearson Education 
    -Access to Galileo and/or Educational Journals (Educational Leadership, Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, etc.) 

    Target Audience:
    K-12 Teachers 


    Gifted Endorsement Online Application
    Updated June 4, 2020

    Class Notes
    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting communities and families around the world, this is a difficult time for all of us. At Oconee RESA, our top priorities are the safety of our team members and school/district staff we serve, minimizing the spread of the virus, and minimizing effects on our professional learning opportunities.  Therefore, the Gifted Endorsement will temporarily be offered completely online as we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19.  Support sessions will be provided in a secure online platform.

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    Registration Policy
    Registration for courses must be received prior to the registration deadline. Your registration status will remain pending until we have received approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator and registration fee. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. 

    If you choose PERSONAL PAY as your payment method, you must submit a money order or cashier's check to pay for this class prior to the first day of class.

    If you choose DISTRICT/SYSTEM PAY as your payment method, the district must submit a system check to pay for the class. Please make payable to Oconee RESA and send to address below.

    Oconee RESA 
    206 South Main Street
    Tennille, GA 31089

    Withdrawal/Cancellation Policy
    Notification of cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received before the registration deadline. Withdrawals/Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be refundable. 


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    Phone: 478-552-5178

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