Defensible Instructional Practices (3-Hour)

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Defensible Instructional Practices (3-Hour)


Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., NRich Educational Consulting
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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Gifted programs and methods are often tailored for elementary school students. However, gifted students in high school also have unique academic needs that must be addressed. In “Defensible Instructional Practices for Secondary Gifted Students,” Richard M. Cash, Ph.D. explains how to use complex ideas and concepts for more effective teaching strategies in secondary gifted programs.

In this 3-hour course, you will learn:

  • Critical thought process
  • Development of advanced level thinking
  • Avenues for differentiating for advanced students
  • Curricular and instructional practices
  • How to define depth and complexity
This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, e, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 2.2, 3.3, 3.4, 5.1.

Dr. Cash has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle school and college level. Most recently, he served as Director of Gifted Programs for the Bloomington Public Schools in Minnesota. Dr. Cash is the president and lead consultant for nRich Educational Consulting, Inc. His areas of expertise include educational programming, differentiated instruction, brain compatible classrooms, and self-regulated learning. Dr. Cash has authored “Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century” and “Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics” (co-author Diane Heacox), which was a Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Legacy Book® Award winner. He is actively involved with the World Council on Gifted Education, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

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