Social & Emotional

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  • This bundle contains five 6-hour courses by Lisa Van Gemert, each addressing a different core area and aspect giftedness.
  • Presenter: Colleen Boyle
    Core Area: Nature & Needs, Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Did you know that there are cultural, racial, and economic factors that affect all gifted students academically and relationally? In this 3-hour course you will learn some common characteristics of gifted children and how their gifted traits can have both positive and negative aspects. Discover how to help gifted students thrive in your classroom.  


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  • Presenter: Dr. Debra Troxclair, Lamar University 
    Core Area: Nature & Needs 
    Grade Level: Elementary 
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted children.

    Dr. Debbie Troxclair has been following perfectionism research for the past 40 years. Due to her close study of the subject, and her experience as a teacher, Dr. Troxclair presents a course that is rich in insight and resources. Perfection Revisited (for parents), will give your parents a plethora of information, including ALL of her resources, references, and publications referred to in this presentation.

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  • Presenter: Lynette Breedlove, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary|Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Gifted characters in many popular books and movies are quirky, intelligent, and perfectionistic. Helping gifted students manage their intense feelings in real life, however, can be more difficult. Thankfully, there are strategies that educators and parents can use to help gifted students thrive. Discover how to support and empower gifted students with intense feelings.

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  • This package contains six 1-hour courses by Lori Comallie-Caplan, each addressing a different aspect of the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students.
  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan 
    Core Area: Social and Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted children.

    There is no such thing as healthy perfectionism. The demands of perfectionism can inevitably leave gifted students feeling discouraged and burned out, and that can lead to procrastination. Learn from Ms. Comallie-Caplan’s personal journey as she discusses methodology for helping students move past perfectionism and procrastination.

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  • Finding the time to get new G/T teachers trained can be challenging. This 30-hour package was created to get your new teachers started as quickly as possible! It’s five courses in one, taught by one of the leading minds in gifted education, and available online 24/7.
  • Presenter: Richard Cash, NRich Educational
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3

    Fostering high levels of thinking, valuing process over product, and creating a framework for evaluating complex information are some of the topics covered in this comprehensive course. Find out how you can implement these effectively for your gifted secondary students!

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  • Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Teaching for the twenty-first century is an increasing challenge for educators as the rate of change and the volume of information continues to escalate. Neo-millennial students today are even different than millennial students were a decade ago. Educators must understand these changes and be equipped to meet the challenges.

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  • Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    The difference between an Olympic runner and a weekend jogger isn’t simply that one runs faster than the other. Just as an Olympic athlete’s body trains and functions differently, the brain of a gifted student must be trained differently. Gifted courses should not just be harder versions of regular classroom work. They should be tailored and designed to stretch, challenge, and engage the brains of our gifted learners.



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  • Presenter: Sarah Wiseman, Frisco ISD
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary|Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Students who possess a psychomotor over excitability, a verbal and physical intensity common to the gifted, can leave teachers wondering, "What am I going to do with this ball of energy?" These students can cause disruptions, but it is possible to channel their energy in a positive way.

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  • Presenter:Karen Zeske, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    With so much effort and attention placed on raising low performing students, researchers are finding that G/T students in the classroom are often stagnating in their achievement. While this group of learners are being left behind, low-income gifted students are falling even further behind their higher-income classmates. Good program design can address all of these achievement gaps, including the unique needs of low-income students.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Nature and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Imagine the frustration of being diagnosed, labeled, and even called “crazy”; when you’re actually a perfectly “normal” genius. Mental health and behavioral disorder diagnoses are a hot topic in education, and for good reason. Diagnosis and medication rates are skyrocketing, and gifted students often fall victim to misdiagnosis due to the complex, every-day functioning of their brains.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Social and Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Social and emotional needs of gifted children is a hot topic right now; and for good reason. Our gifted students are more than just little (or big!) brains. They require nurturing and development of both their hearts and their minds. So what do we do when that social/emotional development doesn’t keep pace with the cognitive development?


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  • Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Social and Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    The ability to self-regulate gives students the power to reach new heights in their lives and academic careers. Teachers give an invaluable gift when they pass along the principles of self-regulation to their students.



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  • Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Social and Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3

    Underrepresented students are at a particular risk for failing to thrive in the gifted classroom. Factors like culture, home life, negative study habits, and perceived lack of resources can put them on an uphill path; but helping them to apply self-regulation strategies can empower them to learn for life.



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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Social and Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    There is no such thing as healthy perfectionism. The demands of perfectionism can inevitably leave gifted students feeling discouraged and burned out, and that can lead to procrastination. Learn from Ms. Comallie-Caplan’s personal journey as she discusses methodology for helping students move past perfectionism and procrastination.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Social and Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Why do gifted children sometimes have sensitivities or tendencies that challenge teachers and parents? Overexcitabilities are common occurrences, due to their hyper-efficient brains. There are specific skills and strategies to help identify and equip gifted children with overexcitabilities.

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  • Presenter: Carrie Simpson, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Differentiated instruction has developed a bad reputation in the Advanced Placement (AP) world. This is unfortunate because every student, from the advanced learner to the SPED learner, can benefit when educators have a firm grasp on how to use differentiation.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Michael Sayler, University of North Texas
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Have you ever wondered about that one gifted student who showed so much promise, yet somehow struggled to find success in life? Talent alone is not enough.
    In this course, Dr. Sayler invites us to turn our classrooms into an environment where students can flourish. You’ll explore how to develop talents, character, and integrity in your students, all of which are invaluable for training gifted students to thrive in life.


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  • Presenter: Dr. Debra Troxclair, Lamar University
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary
    Hours: 1


    Dr. Debbie Troxclair has been following perfectionism research for the past 40 years. Due to her close study of the subject, and her experience as a teacher, Dr. Troxclair presents a course that is rich in insight and resources. When you purchase Dr. Troxclair’s, Perfection Revisited, you will receive a plethora of information, including ALL of her resources, references, and publications referred to in this presentation.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Juntune, Texas A&M University 
    Core Area: Social Emotional, Nature Needs 
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 6

    Understanding gifted children is serious business. They sit in our schools and sometimes go unidentified or remain underserved. Understanding the nature and needs of gifted students empowers teachers to meet their needs and prepare them for success.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Juntune, Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6

    The unique needs and attributes of gifted children extend beyond merely their accelerated cognitive development. They are divergent from average children in social and emotional arenas as well. Because they have special intellectual, emotional, imaginational, psycho-motor, and sensual energies that need to be understood, respected and sometimes redirected it is essential that school districts have a deep understanding of how these children operate beyond just meeting their intellectual needs. In this course, Dr. Juntune will guide you through the unique social and emotional world of a gifted child and demonstrate how schools, teachers and administrators can best serve these children and provide them with the whole person education that they have a right to.

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  • Presenter: Ian Byrd 
    Core Area: Social & Emotional Needs 
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 1

    In Mr. Ian Byrd's online workshop of Integrating Social & Emotional Awareness into Your Classroom, you will gain a unique perspective. His point of view is that of an individual who has both sat in the desk, and taught at the front of the classroom. Here, you will see a rare position that will leave you a more insightful and understanding educator. Today, he's become a resource for other teachers through his blog and is an emerging speaker and trainer across the United States. In this course, you'll learn why Mr. Byrd is a promising and respected trainer in gifted education.

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