Teaching High Ability Learners

Teaching High Ability Learners

Certificate for Advanced Teaching in Education Gifted

The Certificate of Advanced Study in Teaching High-Ability Learners is designed to help certified teachers better meet the unique needs of gifted students in a variety of settings, including mixed-ability classrooms, schools for gifted students, and gifted pull-out programs. Although the program's focus is on academically-talented students, it also enables teachers and administrators to investigate approaches to curriculum planning and pedagogy that create a challenging learning environment for all students. Gifted courses are aligned with the Illinois Association for Gifted Children's professional teaching standards for teachers of gifted/talented learners. This is a Northwestern University certificate program; it does not lead to licensure or endorsements from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Instructors for Teaching High-Ability Learners certificate come from Northwestern University's nationally recognized Center for Talent Development (CTD), including CTD director and researcher Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, Susan Corwith, and Randee Blair.

Instructors

  • Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

    Paula Olszewski-Kubilius

    Director of the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University and professor in the School of Education and Social Policy

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  • Susan Corwith

    Susan Corwith

    Associate director of the Center for Talent Development summer program, Civic Education Project, and marketing and communications departments

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  • Randee Blair

    Randee Blair

    Project coordinator for the Center for Talent Development's school services

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Courses

ONE-WEEK

Summer Intensive

July 9-13

9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Evanston Campus

Meeting the Needs of High-Ability Learners

This course combines academic study with opportunities to observe Center for Talent Development classes, which provide enrichment and acceleration to meet the needs of high-ability or gifted students. The goal is to gain practical knowledge about the identification and development of students’ abilities using a talent development lens. Participants will learn about characteristics of gifted students, discuss appropriate curricula and instruction, and consider issues around identification and services. Equity and access will be core themes.

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Contact Us

Master of Science in Education School of Education & Social Policy

618 Garrett Place
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/467-1458

Email: msedprogram@northwestern.edu