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.

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80 reviews for Defensible Instructional Practices (3-Hour)

  1. Patricia – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)


  2. Kimberly – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    It was good.

  3. Ita – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    This course is very interesting and let me thinking about the need I have to learn more from my students.

  4. Timothy – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    Great insight into thought process in GT students

  5. Elma – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This was very informative.

  6. Christina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Explains the type of higher order thinking questions.

  7. Terri – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    The information Mr. Cash provides is great information for curriculum and for the GT student.

  8. Sonia – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Good training as you can go at your own pace.

  9. Alisha – WODEN ISD (verified owner)

    This training focuses more on a GT heavy group of students rather than the reality of some GT students mixed into a general ed. class.

  10. Elliot – NORTHRIDGE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Interesting strategies that would be useful if you have a course full of gifted students

  11. Erik – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    It’s good

  12. Mary Ann Frances – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    lengthy but very informative

  13. Iliana – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    great course enjoyed it, learned a lot from it.

  14. Paul – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Good information

  15. Gina – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Very complex and time consuming.

  16. Lakrishia – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I was an interesting course with a lot information.

  17. Tammy – HUGHES SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful

  18. Cindy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this training. Speaker was extremely knowledgeable and examples and suggestions were very contemporaneous to the classroom.

  19. Wai Man – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Can apply in some GT and Pre-AP classes. There are some useful technique and info can be employed.

  20. Thomas – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Much too general and not very practical in real classroom situations. Too much theory.

  21. Christopher – GREENEVIEW LOCAL (verified owner)

    Provides good strategies

  22. Sherryl – LOS FRESNOS CISD (verified owner)

    I liked it but I had a few technical issues with it.

  23. Carrie – NORTHRIDGE LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course helps unpack the statement that teachers need to increase the depth and complexity of the content of a course. It discusses characteristics of TAG students, and how these characteristics can promote or hinder learning. Dr. Rich then focussed on how Essential Questions can meet the learning needs of TAG students.

  24. Lindsey – Private Pay (verified owner)

    The questions area has so many applications for gifted students.

  25. Edna – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies discussed!

  26. Hilaria – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It is a very informative course.

  27. Carolyn – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    Really good information.

  28. Rodney – Northern Local Schools (verified owner)

    Good and helpful information!

  29. Veneranda D – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent information

  30. Betty – LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE CISD (verified owner)

    Lots of info…useful info…ask better questions will be high on the list this year.

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