Advanced Learning

What is GiftedandTalented.com? 

Guided by ongoing research at Stanford University, GiftedandTalented.com provides innovative personalized programs that help students become advanced learners in Mathematics and English. Students work independently or with the support of a Tutor.

Who Can Benefit?  

Kindergarten through 12th-grade students of all backgrounds can benefit from enrolling in our personalized courses. Whether supplementing school, preparing for tests or homeschooling, we accelerate learning.

 

Which course is right for your student?
Use our Course Wizard to find the right course for your student based on subject, grade level, and ability! 
                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Online Workshops

Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is pleased to announce 2-week, online professional development workshops for K-12 educators. These workshops each explore a key concept or practice of particular relevance for today’s K-12 educators, and are grounded in day-to-day teaching and leadership practice.

A core part of the HGSE experience is cohort learning, job-embedded application and reflection, and peer discussion. Our curriculum and learning experience are designed to create a community of practice for participants to learn with and from each other, and to apply what they learn, as they learn, in their own schools and classrooms.

We offer online workshops multiple times a year and run a series each season.

Buffering Stress and Adversity Through Early Learning 
July 24-August 6, 2017 | $149 per person
This Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy workshop, designed by Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, sheds light on the growing number of stressors facing today’s youngest learners — and explores the features of strong early learning environments that can buffer children’s stressors and promote early learning and development. 

Today’s Early Educator: Challenges, Competencies, and Professional Supports
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person
This online workshop, offered to early education leaders as part of the Saul Zaentz Professional Learning Academy and based on the work of Nonie Lesaux and Stephanie Jones, focuses on the educator competencies and workforce supports that enable the creation of a high-quality learning environment.

College-Going Identity and Student Success
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person

This workshop utilizes the work of HGSE Senior Lecturer Mandy Savitz-Romer to provide strategies for promoting future-oriented identities and explores the role of educators in that process.

Culturally Responsive Literature Instruction
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person
Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Pamela Mason, this workshop provides strategies for identifying cultural assumptions in literature and incorporating new texts and conversations into your classroom practice.

Learning Through Discussion and Disagreement
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person

This workshop reveals what classroom discussion is and isn’t, presents evidence for its value, and offers immediate strategies for getting started. Based upon the research of HGSE Professor Catherine Snow, it provides strategies for encouraging discussion and debate in the classroom. 

Using Research to Inform Decisions
August 7-20, 2017 | $149 per person
This online workshop, based on the work of HGSE Professor Heather Hill and her colleagues in the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice, supports educational leaders in the skills needed to select, read, and use relevant research for decision-making in their own setting. 

Minecraft, Coding and Teaching

Learn how to teach coding skills to your students by using Minecraft, one of the most popular games of all time. New to coding? Want to learn how to teach coding to your students? Do you have students who love to play Minecraft?

The LearnToMod software combines Minecraft, Coding, and Teacher support for teachers who have never coded on their own, and who have never taught coding! With hundreds of self-guided micro-coding assignments, lesson plans, and project ideas, this education and teacher training course will guide you through the basics of coding with Minecraft, and, more importantly, provide you with the tools and community to help you teach your students how to code in your way!  ENROLL NOW

The Art of Speaking

Classrooms in the U.S. often focus most attention on literacy and math, largely because those skills are considered foundational and are tested. However most people will also need to communicate …

Deep Learning Through Transformative Pedagogy

This education course has been developed for educators and education leaders. It explores deep learning by bringing together the most up-to-date research from cognitive psychology, contemporary educational theories, and neuro-scientific perspectives. 

Deep learning encourages students to become creative, connected, and collaborative problem solvers; to gain knowledge and skills for lifelong learning; and to use a range of contemporary digital technologies to enhance their learning. 

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Leading Ambitious Teaching and Learning

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Learn why ambitious teaching and learning may be the key to global educational improvement and how to put it into practice.  

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • To use videos and other evidence to develop teachers’ understandings of ambitious instruction.
  • To use technology to support students and teachers in enacting ambitious instruction.
  • To use research-based frameworks to organize schools and systems to support ambitious instruction.
  • To use leadership strategies and skills to inspire and support positive change.

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Teacher Professional Development

 

 

Teacher Professional Development

 

Flagler Teachers,

Here is a list of Free Professional Development Courses Starting Oct. 3 on Coursera:

1. Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick

Learn and practice strategies for coaching teachers to make meaningful, long-lasting improvements in their instruction.

2. Get Organized: How to be a Together Teacher

The Together Teacher examines the purpose for planning ahead, provides tools for tracking time commitment deadlines and tasks, and helps teachers develop a      personal organization system that interacts with their day-by- day practices.

3. Foundations of Teaching for Learning 8: Developing Relationships

One focus of the course is to help you develop strong relationships with families to enable them to support children’s learning.

4. Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills 

This MOOC course explores how teachers might apply developmental teaching and assessment principles to develop 21st Century skills in a classroom.

5. Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice(FutureLearn) 

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

 

Stanford Online Course

Online CoursesThis may be an excellent course for elementary and secondary school teachers.

 CONSTRUCTIVE CLASSROOM CONVERSATIONS: MASTERING LANGUAGE FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS

“Common classroom teaching activities such as whole class discussions, jigsaws, and think-pair-shares can have the appearance of constructive interactions, but they often do not provide adequate opportunities for all students to engage in back-and-forth dialog. This course looks closely at student-to-student conversations and addresses ways to improve students’ abilities to engage in the types of interactions described in the new standards. We will also examine the use of formative assessment as an instructional practice to gauge where your students are in their learning by gathering evidence of their learning, assessing the evidence, and planning the next steps in instruction.”

Course starts Oct. 4th, 2016 and it’s FREE