Book Studies

Life in the Fast Brain – Keeping up with Gifted Minds – Book #2

AS a sequel to the delightfully entertaining and award-winning Raisin Brains: Surviving My Smart Family, this new book will keep the laughs coming! The same characters are back, five years older, and are living proof that the journey of raising gifted children continues to be full of surprises. Enjoy more comical stories of the things that gifted kids do and say, and discover the wit and wonder of this mother of five all over again!

15 Contact Hours Colette Smith colette.smith@mvesc.org
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Book Studies

Intelligent Life in the Classroom – Smart Kids & Their Teachers – Book #3

This little gem of a book for teachers will provide lots of laughs, as well as many insights into the nature, quirks, and vulnerabilities of gifted, talented, creative kids. Each chapter focuses on one of the common traits of gifted children–for example, sensitivity, intellectual curiosity, perfectionism, sense of humor, and more. It includes information about teacher traits that are helpful in order to successfully educate gifted children. New gifted teachers, as well as seasoned ones, and coordinators of gifted programs will want to read this book for fresh insight into how gifted children behave in the classroom. Some professors use this book as a supplemental text in their courses in gifted education.

15 Contact Hours Colette Smith colette.smith@mvesc.org
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Book Studies

Intelligent Life in the Classroom – Smart Kids & Their Teachers

Multiple Award-Winner! This little gem of a book for teachers will provide lots of laughs, as well as many insights into the nature, quirks, and vulnerabilities of gifted, talented, creative kids

15 Contact Hours Colette Smith colette.smith@mvesc.org
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Gifted Topics

Virtual Gifted 101

Learn about the various changes within the state of Ohio pertaining to gifted, identification areas and details, and understanding various components of gifted identified individuals including characteristics and intellectual nuances. Using this knowledge and understanding, reviewed our district and building report card data. Explored various needs to properly address and serve this student population.

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Book Studies

The Google Infused Classroom

Learn ways to use technology in the classroom to improve learning outcomes and make lessons come alive. This book is for every teacher who wants to amplify teaching and learning in the classroom using powerful online tools that put learning first!

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Gifted Topics

Twice Exceptional

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Gifted Topics

Social Emotional in the Gifted World

This course is designed to help participants build their theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can modify their instructional practices to meet the needs of gifted learners. Some of the social emotional needs are emotional intensity, overexcitabilities, perfectionism, overachievement, underachievement, anxiety, and existential depression to name a few. They learned how to assist students who exhibit these needs.

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Gifted Topics

Differentiation and Depth & Complexity

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Book Studies

Teaching Gifted Children in Today’s Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Young, gifted children are everywhere – in day care and preschool settings, kindergartens, and elementary classrooms. But most schools do not formally identify children as “gifted” until third or fourth grade, and some schools wait until middle school or junior high. By then, some of the brightest children are bored, resentful underachievers. In this book study you will:

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Book Studies

Raisin’ Brains – Surviving My Smart Families – #1

Author Karen L.J. Issacson will have readers laughing out loud with her Erma Bombeck-type stories on life with an eclectic gifted and creative family! Humor like this helps parents and teachers maintain a badly-needed sense of perspective.

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Book Studies

Depth and Complexity

By the end of The Gifted Guild’s Guide to Depth and Complexity, you will understand the framework, how it fits in your classroom, what parts you may wish to ignore, how to change what you don’t like about how you’re currently using it, and why it’s the tool you need to blow the ceiling off of your classroom.
• Show educators exactly how the framework works in a real, live classroom
• Teach you what you need to know about all aspects of the framework
• Address special situations, like working with early elementary grades and planning
• Take you further in your Depth and Complexity practice than you ever thought possible

15 Contact Hours Colette Smith colette.smith@mvesc.org
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