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Bargain Basement: Professional Development

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Free online professional development resources for teachers, including training in gifted education and resources to use for differentiation with your gifted students | Hoagies' Gifted Education Page …

Free online professional development resources for teachers, including training in gifted education and resources to use for differentiation with your gifted students | Hoagies' Gifted Education Page | Carolyn K. and Kathi Kearney

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  • 1. The Bargain Basement: Professional Development Kathi Kearney Carolyn Kottmeyer
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    • Using Online Resources for Professional Development
  • 3. Why online courses?
    • Available any time, anywhere
    • Ready-made curriculum
      • Content
      • Evaluations
      • Text
    • Often available free!
  • 4. Administrative Issues
    • Supervision
      • Interaction with others
    • Location
      • Classroom, library, home?
    • Grading & Credit
      • School Needs Formal Plan
      • Post-graduate College Credit?
  • 5. How do I choose?
    • Thoroughly review any course you are considering
    • Don’t be a slave to the curriculum
      • Curriculum is a tool, not an end in itself
  • 6. Review…
    • Review ALL the course materials
      • Review each lesson and activity
    • Make sure course meets the student’s needs
      • Academic requirements
      • Learning style
      • Easy to use
  • 7. Select a course…
    • Course materials completely free
    • Course must be substantial
  • 8. How to use Online Curriculum
    • Make sure someone in the school can be available to support the child
      • Technical support
      • Content support
    • Keep child motivated
    • Keep records, if the curriculum doesn’t include record keeping
  • 9. Do a trial run…
    • Some students respond better than others to online learning
    • Run a few lessons
    • Consider professionals and their administrators reactions to…
      • online learning in general
      • the particular curriculum
  • 10. Keep records
    • Use a planner or logbook
    • Track daily & course progress
  • 11. Engage in discussion
    • Set aside discussion time
      • Online education can be a little lonely
    • Discussion can be with…
      • Other Teachers
      • Mentor
      • Professional Development group
  • 12. Just in case…
    • If you are dependent on an online course for complete instruction…
      • Print out some or all instructional materials
      • Download the course website
        • WebWhacker**
      • Websites occasionally change to fee-based or disappear
  • 13.
    • Free Online
    • Professional Development
    • Courses!
  • 14. GERRIC Gifted Education Professional Development Package
    • Comprehensive 6-unit package
      • Understanding Giftedness
      • Identification of Gifted Students
      • Social and Emotional Development
      • Underachievement
      • Curriculum Differentiation
      • Developing Programmes and Provisions
    • www.dest.gov.au/sectors/school_education/publications_resources/profiles/gifted_education_professional_development_package.htm
  • 15. Comprehensive Professional Development
    • Each module includes…
      • Core,
      • Extension and
      • Specialisation modules
    • In every age level…
      • Early Childhood,
      • Primary and
      • Secondary age levels
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    • GERRIC Gifted Education Professional Development Package
  • 21. Annenberg Media Professional Development Resources
    • Course Library
      • Hundreds of courses
      • Grade levels K – college
      • Free video on demand (VoD)
        • All courses also available on DVD
    • http://www.learner.org/
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    • Annenberg Media Professional Development Resources
  • 36. Ohio Javits Grant modules I-GET-GTEd
    • Modules for…
      • Teachers
      • Parents
      • Administrators
      • Guidance Counselors
      • School Psychologists
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    • Ohio Javits Grant modules
    • I-GET-GTEd
  • 42. National Center for Learning Disabilities
    • NCLD Talks
    • New and Archived Talks
    • http://ncldtalks.org
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    • National Center for Learning Disabilities NCLD Talks
  • 47. "My Brilliant Brain"
    • Documentary on the Brain
      • Part 1 – Born Genius
      • Part 2 – Make Me a Genius
      • Part 3 – Accidental Genius
        • Comprehensive – 47 minutes each
    • topdocumentaryfilms.com /my-brilliant-brain-make-me-genius
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  • 50. Top Documentary Films
    • Other titles…
      • “ The Truth According To Wikipedia”
      • “ Supersize Me”
      • “ Exploring Einstein: Life of a Genius”
      • “ The Mystery of Picasso”
      • and hundreds more…
      • topdocumentaryfilms.com
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    • Top Documentary Films
  • 53. NYC Gifted and Talented Curriculum
    • K-6 GT Units
    • schools.nyc.gov/Academics/GiftedandTalented/EducatorResources
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    • NYC Gifted and Talented Curriculum
  • 58. TED Talks
    • TED = Technology, Entertainment, Design ++
    • “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”
      • www.ted.com
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    • TED Talks
  • 61. Webinars
    • University of California Irvine
      • Free GATE webinar series (February)
      • unex.uci.edu /certificates/education/gate
    • NAGC Webinars on Wednesday
      • nagc.org/wow.aspx
    • SENGinars
      • sengifted.org/webinar_program.shtml
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  • 65. NAGC Live Learning Center
    • NAGC Convention & Exhibition Sessions
      • Materials and Audio recordings
      • Free for Convention attendees
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    • Webinars…
    • Free or inexpensive
    • Always local
  • 67. Books
    • The Cluster Grouping Handbook
      • Winebrenner & Brulles
    • Advancing Differentiation
      • Richard Cash
    • And others…
      • Free Spirit Publishing
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    • Books
  • 70. TV Shows!
    • Doogie Howser, M. D.
      • hulu.com/doogie-howser-md
    • Head of the Class
      • tv.com/head-of-the-class/show/1346/episode.html
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    • TV Shows
  • 74. Online Bargain Basement
    • Internet is full of free professional development resources
    • Check out the deals in the Online Bargain Basement!
    • Questions?
  • 75. The Online Bargain Basement Thanks for coming down!

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