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

Gifted Endorsement Course 2: Methods and Materials
Hours: 50.00 / Tuition: $350 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $700.00
Status: EXTENDED / Maximum Size: 21
Instructor: Kim Barham
Date: 11/8/2021 thru 1/20/2022 Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: - Online Class Tennille, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 9/22/2021


Course Description
This series of four(4) courses prepares teachers for certification to teach gifted students. The four courses must be taken in sequence.

Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted provides the rationale for and understanding of appropriate instructional methods and materials to meet the learning needs of gifted students based on the characteristics identified in Course 1. Candidates will research and utilize strategies for differentiating instruction for gifted learners. Coursework will include the study of setting rigorous and challenging instructional goals for gifted learners, instructional methods for gifted students, and current educational issues and practices in the education of gifted learners. In this course, participants will utilize and evaluate materials and differentiated instructional strategies for gifted students and design a unit of instruction appropriate for gifted students, incorporating the use of technology as an instructional tool.   


Maker, C. June and Shirley Schiever. (2009) Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies for Gifted Learners. Austin, Texas: Pro-Ed.

Winebrenner, Susan. (2001) Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.

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 (Gifted Child QuarterlyRoeper Review, etc.)

Target Audience: K-12 Teachers 

Class Notes


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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. 

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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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