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FREE Webinar Series from UC Irvine

January 22, 2010

It’s a new year and that means UC Irvine is bringing new presenters and hot topics in Gifted and Talented Education.  UC Irvine Extension will be hosting another FREE, month-long series to address current legislative and economic impacts on gifted programming and to give GATE educators the opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, and experience from experts in the field.  Although this webinar series is designed specifically for teachers, registration is open to the public, including parents.  If you strive for a better understanding of the needs and capabilities of today’s gifted and talented students, sign up for this series today!  To register, visit here Credit option available.  For more information, please contact Lisa Kadowaki at or (949) 824-9427.  Please see schedule details below.


Gifted and Talented Instruction on a Budget

Wednesday, February 3rd: 8pm – 9pm PST

 Tough economic times have slashed school budgets across the nation.  How can teachers differentiate for gifted learners without money for additional textbooks or classroom materials?  Attend this webinar to learn about free and accessible ways to add depth, complexity, acceleration, and novelty to your instructional program.


Implications for Educators of Gifted Minority Students

Wednesday, February 10th: 7pm – 8pm PST

This webinar will address critical issues regarding diverse learners in gifted education and will provide tips on how to meet their educational needs.  Cultural and academic considerations will be explored as well as the challenges minority students confront in dealing with the American education system.


Troubleshooting Today’s GATE Programming Obstacles

Wednesday, February 17th: 8pm – 9pm PST

Trying times in education can actually be an opportunity and catalyst for change that is needed to propel our programs forward.  Three district GATE coordinators will share what they consider to be program obstacles and how they have used them to effect positive change, keeping focus on student success.  


Classroom Applications of 21st Century Skills

Wednesday, February 24th: 8pm – 9pm PST

21st century learning is providing curriculum and instruction designed to engage this generation of digital-native students.  Learn how 21st century skills can be implemented into the classroom to add critical thinking, collaboration, and complex curriculum through an  interdisciplinary, integrated, project-based approach.

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