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  • Training for Secondary Gifted Teachers

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 1/14/2020

    Professional Development for Secondary Teachers of Gifted Students

    These sessions will be held at Lincoln High School from 3:30-5:30. The course number in Leon Leads is 24392.

    January 23, 2020 Best Practices in Gifted Education for Secondary Students

    February 20, 2020 Social and Emotional Needs of the Secondary Gifted Learner

    Contact Andrea Goddard goddarda@leonschools.net if you have any questions regarding these trainings.

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  • Gifted Endorsement Courses

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 1/13/2020 6:00:00 AM

    The following gifted endorsement courses will be offered beginning in February:

    Theory and Development of Creativity begins 2/11 Course # 23199 Section # 28759 The face to face meetings will be held on 2/11 and 4/9 at Buck Lake from 4:30-7:30.

    Educating Special Populations of Gifted is being offered through FDLRS and begins 2/18. Course # 23240 Section # 27814. The FDLRS courses have three face to face sessions that will be held on 2/18, 3/24, and 4/21 at Buck Lake from 4:30-7:30.

    *It is not recommended that you enroll in two endorsement classes at the same time as these courses do require quite a bit of work.

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  • Elementary STEM Training

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 12/5/2019

    Elementary STEAM Training: We will be partnering with the Mag Lab to offer a STEM training on January 6th 12:30-3:30 (at Mag Lab). This training is intended for the sponsors of the Elementary STEAM Bowl but is open to anyone that is interested in attending. Please register for this course in Leon Leads. The course number is 24079 and the section is 28696.

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  • Gifted Trainings

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 12/4/2019 9:00:00 AM

    Please join us for our annual Gifted/Talented Symposium. This year's speaker is Dr. Steven Pffifer. The event will take place at the Howell Building on Saturday, December 7th from 8:30-12:00. Course # 24080 and section # 28229

     

    Secondary teachers who teach gifted students are welcome to join us at a training at Lincoln high school on December 12th from 4:30-6:30 to learn more about meeting the Social and Emotional Needs of Secondary Gifted learners.

    Course # 24392 and the section # 28210

     

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  • STEAM Expo Registration

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 9/6/2019 9:00:00 AM

    The Elementary STEAM Expo registration for projects and the art contest is now open. The STEAM Expo will be at the Challenger Learning Center on October 18th-19th. Set up and judging will occur on October 18th and awards will be distributed at noon on October 19th. Registration closes on September 20th. And art work is due to Andrea Goddard by that date. Fourth and fifth grade students receiving the highest level on the rubric will be invited to participate in a Mission at The Challenger Center at 1:00 on October 19th. Attached you will find a flyer and rubric to share with your students.

     

    Expo rubric

    Expo art contest

    STEAM Expo

     

     

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  • Professional Development for Secondary Teachers of Gifted Students

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/30/2019

    These sessions will be held at Lincoln High School from 4:30-6:30. The course number in Leon Leads is 24392.

    October 17, 2019 Characteristics of Gifted Students

    December 12, 2019 Social and Emotional Needs of the Secondary Gifted Learner

    January 23, 2020 Best Practices in Gifted Education for Secondary Students

    Contact Andrea Goddard goddarda@leonschools.net if you have any questions regarding these trainings.

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  • Gifted Endsorsement Course

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/23/2019

    Please see the information below regarding the Gifted Endorsement Course, Nature and Needs, that starts Tuesday, August 27th. You must attend the face to face session from 4:30-7:30 at Buck Lake in order to participate.

    23198
    Gifted- Nature and Needs
    In this course you will learn about gifted student characteristics, cognitive, social and emotional needs; as well as history and current research on gifted education. This is a hybrid course that requires two face to face sessions. This is one of five courses for gifted endorsement.

    Contact Andrea Goddard (goddarda@leonschools.net) if you have any questions.

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  • STEM Learning Walks

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 8/19/2019

    Are you an elementary teacher that teaches math and science? If so, STEM Learning Walks might be for you! In order to attend you must do the following:

    • Fill out the application and have your administrator sign it. Scan and email the application to Andrea Goddard  goddarda@leonschools.net. STEM Learning Walk Application
    • Attend the Juli Dixon training on September 11th- if you did not attend the training in June (course 23306 in Leon Leads).
    • Participate in three learning walks throughout the school year. The initial STEM Learning Walk will involve your learning walk group observing content experts from the Elementary STEM Leadership Academy modeling a math lesson and a science lesson in two teachers' classes from the team. During the last two learning walks, you will teach a lesson to your class with your learning walk group observing the lesson.

    Applications are due by August 30th

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  • 2019-20 Gifted Endorsement Course Schedule

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 5/20/2019

    Dates

    Course

    Course # and Instructor

    Course Type

    5/15/2019-07/17/2019

    Guidance and Counseling of Gifted Students

    Course # 23201

    Lisa German

    Online Hybrid – only one  face to face meeting required (Hawks Rise)-

    Face to face meeting date:  ­­5/15/2019

    8/27/2019-11/3/2019

    Nature and Needs of Gifted Students

    Course # 23198

    Melissa Olson

     

    Online Hybrid – two face to face meetings required (Buck Lake)

    Face to face meeting dates: 8/27/19 and 9/24/19

    11/5/2019- 1/31/2020

    Educating Special Populations of Gifted Students

     

    Course # 23203

    Mary Margaret Enfinger

    Online Hybrid – two face to face meetings required (Buck Lake)

    Face to face meeting dates:11/5/19 and 12/10/20

    2/11/2020-4/24/2020

    Theory and Development of Creativity

     

    Course# 23199

    Kim Perez

    Online Hybrid – two face to face meetings required (Buck Lake)

    Face to face meeting dates: 2/11/20 and 4/9/2020

    6/3/2020 – 6/11/2020

    (off Friday’s)

    8:00-4:30

    Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Teaching Gifted

    Course #23663

    Kim Perez

    Face-to-Face course – Meets six days with nightly homework assignments.

    June 3rd-4th and June 8th-11th from 8:00-4:30

    Buck Lake

     

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  • Elementary STEM Training and Gifted Symposium

    Posted by Andrea Goddard on 11/8/2018

    Elementary STEAM Training: We will be partnering with the Mag Lab to offer a STEM training on January 7th 9:00-12:00 (at Mag Lab). This training is intended for the sponsors of the Elementary STEM Bowl but is open to anyone that is interested in attending. Please register for this course in Leon Leads. The course number is 24079 and the section is 27228. If you are not the STEM Bowl sponsor, please share this information with your school's sponsor.

     

    Gifted/Talented Symposium: This event will be held at the Howell Building on Saturday, December 1st. It is intended for parents and educators of gifted/talented students. Please share this flyer with the families of your gifted/talented students. flyer If you are an educator, you can register on Leon Leads. The course number is 24080 and the section is 27229.

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