Inside the Classroom – Outside the Box: Focusing on and Nurturing the Needs of Gifted Students in the Classroom

Inside the Classroom – Outside the Box: Focusing on and Nurturing the Needs of Gifted Students in the Classroom


Presenter: Sheila Mulbry, Round Rock ISD 
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
Hours: 1 

Challenging gifted students in the regular classroom can be overwhelming. Discover how to engage gifted students in authentic learning experiences that take them beyond the confines of regular classroom curriculum.

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Are our efforts to close the achievement gap coming at the expense of our gifted students? That doesn’t have to be the case when you think outside the box. Sheila Mulbry explores the seamless integration of advanced expectations for gifted learners in a regular classroom. She also offers strategies on how to promote independent work and create autonomous gifted learners.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn to:

  • Modify grade-level curriculum to incorporate higher-order thinking activities
  • Explore several programs and websites to engage in independent learning
  • Design activities for students who have mastered grade level outcomes
  • Assist students in developing advanced-level products as a result of their independent learning experiences

Ms. Mulbry currently serves as a TAG Resource Specialist for Round Rock ISD. She is a constant advocate for gifted students and their special needs, and has presented staff development on gifted education for the district for the past 10 years. She obtained degrees in humanities and elementary education, and holds both ESL and Gifted Endorsements from the State of Texas. Ms. Mulbry serves on the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) Education Committee and is a frequent presenter at TAGT Conferences.

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