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Thursday, October 13 • 8:30am - 11:30am
PreCon 4: Help! I'm a New Coordinator!

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Feel overwhelmed by your new role as a G/T coordinator? Not sure where to start?!

This session will help guide you in developing some initial steps, including what questions should you ask and what to look for and think about as you either strengthen or build a gifted program in your school or district.

Questions addressed in this session include:

  • What am I supposed to do? (Wisconsin Law concerning Talented and Gifted)

  • Where do I find out? (Navigating the DPI Website, District Mission Statement)

  • What is being done now and how well is it working? (Information Gathering)

  • Can RTI serve gifted students well? (Programs vs. Programming, Pull-out vs. Push-in, Differentiation in the general education classroom, etc.)

  • What kinds of resources are there in addition to in-school curricula?

  • What are strategies for identifying advanced student need across populations? (Various assessment tools, young children, students from diverse cultures, children from low income families, children of color, etc.)

  • What social and & emotional concerns do I need to watch for and what is my role in helping such students? (Partnering with parents, psychologists and others)

  • When and how do I need to involve parents in decision-making? (DEPs, IEPs and other issues)

  • How do I know if things are working well for gifted students in my school/district? (Program evaluation, progress monitoring, statistical analysis--growth of identified students, etc.)

  • How will I be evaluated as a Coordinator? (Educator effectiveness and you!)

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Sue Schaar, Ed.D.

Sue Schaar realized in her first year of teaching that gifted children were not getting what they needed and has made it her lifelong passion to serve and advocate for them. She earned her doctorate in Education of the Gifted from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1992. In... Read More →

Thursday October 13, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
Tundra E-F