Presenter: Daniel Brillhart, J Taylor Education
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F; Data-Driven Practice 5A; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Get ready to unlock your student’s depth and complexity skills by using Content Imperative Icons! In this 1-hour course, you’ll discover the history of Content Imperative Icons and how to use the icons in your classroom. When you use Content Imperative Icons in your Gifted and Talented classroom, your students can develop deeper critical thinking skills and engage more thoroughly with the content you teach. 

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Do you know what Content Imperative Icons are and why educators should learn more about them?

Content Imperative Icons aren’t a program in and of themselves, but rather a tool that can be used to aid educators in their Gifted and Talented classrooms. The icons help your students develop deeper critical thinking skills and engage more thoroughly with the content you teach.

In this 1-hour course presented by J Taylor Education, Daniel Brillhart walks through the history of the Content Imperative Icons, how they can be used to enhance your depth and complexity instruction, and how to use the icons in your classroom. After taking this course you’ll be able to implement Content Imperative Icons strategies immediately in your instruction.

In this course you’ll discover:

  • An introduction to Content Imperative Icons
  • An in-depth explanation of each icon
  • Classroom examples of icons in action
  • How to combine icons 

Presenter Bio

Daniel Brillhart is a Talented and Gifted (TAG) teacher at Gattis Elementary School in Round Rock, TX. Brillhart earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Technology Education and Cognitive Systems from the University of North Texas in Denton. His teaching experience includes high school government, 6th grade, 4th grade, and he has spent the last eight years teaching TAG. He has won numerous awards including, Teacher of the Year for Govalle Elementary in 1999-2000, Teacher of the Year for Gattis Elementary in 2005-2006, Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year 2007, TAG Teacher of the Year for Region XIII in 2009-2010. 

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27 reviews for Delving Deeper with the Content Imperatives and Iconic Combinations

  1. Karla – 588 Co-op (verified owner)

    It’s ok- he’s kind of annoying and rambles a lot

  2. RD – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It was nice to be exposed to the more general content imperative icons to tie them with the D&C Icons I was already familiar with.

  3. Jonathan – WORTHINGTON CITY (verified owner)

    One should watch the first video in the series that describes Depth and Complexity Icons before watching this video.

  4. Colleen – GAHANNA-JEFFERSON CITY (verified owner)

    Course content is good. Handout does not match the course.

  5. Sherri – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Good examples and explanation of content imperatives and combining them with other depth and complexity icons.

  6. Roxana – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)


  7. Tamara – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It was great to learn how the content imperative icons can be used in lessons.

  8. Trinicia – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great training that helped me gain a better understanding of how to implement the depth and complexity icons with the content imperatives.

  9. Samantha – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    I did like the intro to imperatives!

  10. Elsa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    A really neat method to get students to think critically.

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