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

Gifted Endorsement Course 4: Curriculum and Program Development for the Gifted (PL2020-109)
Hours: 50.00 / Tuition: $350 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $700.00
Status: EXTENDED / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Kim Barham
Date: 1/4/2021 thru 4/12/2021 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.

Curriculum and Program Development for the Gifted explores current curriculum models and principles of differentiated programming for gifted learners. Coursework includes the study of   Georgia's approved delivery models and the NAGC Standards for gifted programs. The course also includes the lesson planning, development, and delivery of instruction for an interdisciplinary unit in which differentiation, higher order thinking skills, student use of technology, and creativity are included.


- 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    

Additional Resources:
Ainsworth, Larry. (2014) Rigorous Curriculum Design: How to Create Curricular Units of Study that Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Access to Galileo and/or Educational Journals (Educational Leadership, Gifted Child Qurterly, 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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Substitute Training has a different registration and cancellation policy.

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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Tennille, Georgia 31089

Phone: 478-552-5178

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