(45 ISBE Clock 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.

  • Total Price: $190
  • Credit Type: ISBE Clock Hours

  • Credits: 45 ISBE Clock Hours

  • 42 High-Quality Resources Provided With The Course


  • Gifted & Talented
  • Social/Emotional Learning
  • Lesson & Curriculum Planning
  • Teaching Strategies
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Course Objectives & What You Will Learn in this Course:

What You Will Learn
  • 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

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Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

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?

I had been looking for a unique Gifted and Talented course to take for my gifted education teacher training requirements and wanted something that would really help me improve my GT class- and this course had everything I needed to teach Growth Mindset to my GT students. Thank you for the resources, reflections, and content to help me put an authentic plan for a growth mindset into place!

-7th Grade GT Teacher

 45 ISBE Clock Hours

At the conclusion of this course, you will earn 45 ISBE clock hours, including a signed ISBE certificate.

Continuing Education hours through Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) are offered as ISBE clock hours and indicated as continuing education clock hours on a University provided certificate. Although offered in partnership with NEIU, they do not result in graduate- level or academic credit and cannot be used toward a degree program. These courses are primarily intended for recertification or re-licensure and continuing education for teachers in the state of Illinois.

Northeastern Illinois University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is recognized as an approved provider of ISBE clock hours by the state of Illinois.

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.

Professional Development Course Resources

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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  • Register for full access to the course for 1 full year
  • Get started immediately, work at your own pace, and earn 45 ISBE clock hours once complete
  • Once your course is complete you will receive a completed ISBE certificate from NEIU

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