Heard County Schools Staff Gifted Cohort- Course 1 (Characteristics of the Gifted Student) (SD19-022)
Credits: 5 PLUs / Tuition: $275 / Non West Ga RESA Fee: $375.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Lori Thompson
Date: 8/13/2018 thru 10/15/2018 Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: - Online Class Online, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 8/8/2018


Course Description
Please Note: Applicants must complete and mail a Gifted Endorsement Candidate Application Form to be approved by RESA to enter the Gifted Endorsement Program and/or attend Gifted courses. For more information (such as criteria for entering the program and prerequisites) or questions, please click here or please contact Barbara Bishop 770-583-2528.

This course is for teachers preparing for the Gifted In-Field certification endorsement. It is the required first course 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 demonstrate knowledge of the unique learning needs of gifted learners and the major instructional goals appropriate for meeting those needs.


  • What would be identified as the major characteristics of gifted students?
  • How would different manifestations of ability (artistic, mathematical, musical, etc.) be described as gifted?
  • What is the relationship between gifted identification practices in schools and theoretical constructs?
  • What environmental and cultural factors inhibit the development of individual talents and affect the instruction of gifted learners?
  • Could a case be made for giftedness in terms of brain function (nature) versus nurture?
  • How can various theories of giftedness exist?

Target Audience: Heard County School Employees Only

Minimum Class Size: 10

Class Notes

This cohort is for Heard County School employees.

Meeting Dates:

August 13th & Oct. 15th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

All other work will be completed online. 

Location: Heard Middle School Computer Lab

Payment Due Date: 8/13/18

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.