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Growth Mindset in the Gifted Classroom

Course Number:


PD Hours:

18 Hours

Credit Type:

Clock Hours, CPEs, CTLEs, Act48 Credits, Others

Content Areas:

Gifted & Talented, Social/Emotional Learning, Lesson & Curriculum Planning, Teaching Strategies

Course Description:

(18 Hours) Gifted and Talented (GT) students often face challenging curriculum that requires significant effort, determination, and resilience. Your goal to help your GT students persevere and to meet the high expectations of your classroom can be supported through Growth Mindset strategies. This online course provides you with the resources, strategies, and methods to foster Growth Mindset in your GT students.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn to support Growth Mindset over 3 areas of classroom communication

  • Learn how to integrate Growth Mindset strategies and procedures into your daily lesson plans and classroom routines

  • Learn how to approach assessments and assignments using Growth Mindset Strategies

Resources Included

Course includes 42 high-quality tools, templates, & student resources.

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Includes One year of Course Access, Fully Self-Paced & Online.

Course Sections What You Will Learn

Gifted and Talented (GT) students are often challenged by concepts and assignments that require above-average effort, determination, and resilience. This high level of achievement can often place significant pressure on your students. Your goal to help your students persevere to meet the high expectations of your classroom can be supported through specific Growth Mindset strategies. In this online course, you will learn specific methods for teaching, implementing, and fostering these Growth Mindset strategies and will be provided with dozens of resources to help you use these strategies in your current or future classroom. This course is a perfect addition to your professional learning if you are a teacher who works with GT students or an aspiring teacher who plans to work with GT students in the future. This is also a great course for anyone who wishes to bring growth mindset strategies and tools into any classroom, regardless of achievement level. Through detailed scenarios, specific implementation steps, and numerous planning and student resources, this course will help you implement Growth Mindset ideas easily into your current lesson planning, lesson delivery, and assessment. Though targeted to students in a GT classroom, the Growth Mindset Strategies presented in this course can also be applied to all students in any classroom and grade level.

You Will Learn:

  • What growth mindset is, and how growth mindset strategies can be modified for implementation within the gifted classroom
  • How to align classroom communication in three target areas with growth mindset strategies
  • How to adapt gifted classroom assignments, projects, and assessments to encourage the use of growth mindset strategies
  • How to incorporate strategies of growth mindset within the gifted classroom into your regular lesson plans

Course Guiding Questions Course Guiding Question:

What specific growth mindset strategies can I incorporate into my daily curriculum and lessons to assist my students in taking on the increasingly complex tasks inherent in the gifted classroom?

Credits Professional Development Credits

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 18 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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If you are a teacher seeking license renewal and wish to verify acceptance of our Professional Development Courses, please view our PD STATE REQUIREMENTS PAGE to learn more about your state’s requirements.

Also, consider taking our UNIVERSITY-PARTNERED, ACADEMIC CREDIT COURSES to earn regionally accredited units or credits, accepted by most states for teacher re-licensing and salary advancement.

Approval Information About This Course for Teaching License Renewal & Continuing Education

Model Teaching has helped thousands of teachers across the country meet their relicensing requirements.

This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Nevada DOE
  • Tennessee
  • Other States As Well

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Course Sections Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – Introduction to Growth Mindset

  • Learn what Growth Mindset (GM) is, how it can be applied to the Gifted and Talented Classroom, and then reflect on the four components of GM and consider how you could apply them to an upcoming objective or lesson for your grade level and content area.

Section 2 – Growth Mindset Snapshot

  • Review GM in action in a Gifted classroom to analyze how the components of the course work together to support student learning. Then, reflect on what strategies in this section might work well for your teaching style or for students you teach or are planning to teach in the future.

Section 3 – Teacher- Student Communication

  • Learn how to best support GM through the methods you communicate to students within your classroom then reflect on which strategies presented might fit well into your own classroom.

Section 4 – Student- Student Communication

  • Learn how to best support GM through the ways you plan for your students to interact with each other then reflect on which strategies presented might fit well into your own classroom.

Section 5 – Student- Self Communication

  • Learn how to teach students growth mindset strategies as a reflective component of learning, then reflect on which strategies presented might fit well into your own classroom.

Section 6- Assignment Modifications in Growth Mindset

  • Learn what it means to modify assignments to fit GM principles and plan for methods to enhance assessment using GM strategies. Then, reflect on what concepts you can apply to your own or figure classroom.

Resources Included Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course

The course comes with 42 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!

These Include:

  • GM Focus Area Document with Sample
  • GM Reference Guide
  • Drafting Pages and Samples for Each Section
  • GM Language Starters for Teachers
  • GM Progress Tracker with Sample
  • Student Conference Reflection Checklist with Sample
  • GM Environment Checklist
  • My GM Peer Feedback Prep Tool with Sample
  • GM Peer Feedback Tool with Sample
  • GM Partner- Group Discussion Tool with Sample
  • Chart of GM Dialogue Examples for Students
  • My GM World with Sample
  • My GM Student Prompt Reflection Tool
  • My GM Student Progress Tracker with Sample
  • My GM Rubric
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Observation Checklist with Sample

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