Higher Level Thinking and Complexity – Central Concepts, Structures and Tools (6-Hour)


Presenters: Karen Rumley
Core Area: Curricular Content Knowledge 3.1, ODE Teacher Competency a, b, c; OAGC HOTS
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

When gifted students are engaged in learning, they thrive. The secret to engaging them in the classroom lies in differentiation. In this 6-hour course, educators will learn how to recognize common myths about differentiation and explore major elements of differentiated learning approaches.

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What should educators do for gifted students who already know most of the lesson material or can learn it faster than others? The answer lies in differentiating lessons so that they are engaging for all students.

In this course, gifted instructor Karen Rumley teaches educators how to recognize common myths about differentiation and explores major elements of differentiated learning approaches. You will also learn how to apply principles of depth and complexity to differentiation and adapt instruction to fit specific learning environments.

In this 6-hour course, educators will discover:

  • The basics of differentiation
  • Examples of differentiated assignments
  • Steps for implementing differentiation
  • Differentiation myths
2016 ODE Teacher competency: a, b, c
NAGC Teacher Preparation Standard: 3.1

Click here for a leader’s guide created by the Ohio Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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166 reviews for Higher Level Thinking and Complexity – Central Concepts, Structures and Tools (6-Hour)

  1. Soni – CIRCLEVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    I found this very interesting and informative.

  2. Leah – East Knox Local (verified owner)

    It was a good course. Long discussions that would be better in person than online.

  3. Daphne – CINCINNATI CITY (verified owner)

    I think the course gave good information on how to differentiate for gifted learners. Considering the depth and breadth of knowledge as well as the choices for students, teachers are given tools to use so that students are able to express their individuality when creating products.
    There were opportunities to create products within the course. However, the examples were mostly language arts and social studies focused at the high school level.

  4. Matthew – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course is informative.

  5. Dora – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and interesting

  6. John – Centerburg Local (verified owner)

    I really like the breakdown of modules. Clear and specific content and examples.

  7. Elisa – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    I found this course to have useful and practical information, and sometimes the presenter pointed out mistakes that, upon reflection, I knew I had made in the past.

  8. Fernando – SHARYLAND ISD (verified owner)

    This course is informational and gives you a knew perspective on differentiation for all groups.

  9. Gilberto – VALLEY VIEW ISD PHARR – REGION 01 (verified owner)

    Well presented and structure. I was able to think twice and understand more about GT students and demystify myths about them.

  10. Norma – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    it was very interesting and gave several ideas for me as teacher to implement in my class.

  11. Justin – SPRING BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    Good info, but examples geared towards elementary mostly

  12. Michael – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course gave me alternate tools or methods to incorporate that can challenge students and keep them engaged.

  13. Angelica Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting!

  14. Shannon – WESTERN BROWN LOCAL (verified owner)

    It is great to be able to complete during my own time when it is convenient for me.

  15. Kendra – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very thought provoking and gave me some new ideas to use in my class.

  16. Carah – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    The course was a good refresher but could be updated to represent classrooms in 2023.

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