Nature and Needs of the Gifted (6-Hour)


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

If you’ve ever been baffled by gifted behavior, wait until you explore your students’ brains! Learn the dynamic forces behind their needs and quirks.

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Don’t fall into the trap of relying on outdated stereotypes about gifted students. Join Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., an expert on the social, emotional, and academic needs of G/T students, for a refreshing, fascinating perspective on their unique challenges and traits.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • A breakdown of G/T terminology 
  • The neuroscience behind giftedness
  • Why some groups of students are more likely to be identified G/T than others
  • How to meet your gifted students’ needs and your classroom goals

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1346 reviews for Nature and Needs of the Gifted (6-Hour)

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

    It was very informative and interesting.

  2. Lisa – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I truly enjoyed learning all of the information not because of having GT students in my class, but because there was a lot of good updated information of when I last attended college.

  3. Ruby – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    I was able to gain important information to use with my students.

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

    I really enjoyed learning about the brain. It was very detailed and useful to know how our students minds work. I felt the first part was alittle dry. Most of the content was the same material for the Differentiation Topic.

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

    This course it long, however highly interesting, very thorough, useful, and meaningful.

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

    Very informative and engaging.

  7. Ashley – ALICE ISD (verified owner)


  8. JoAnn – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    This is a great course for all to take. I was told only Kinder teachers needed to take this class. I am a first grade teacher and believe all grade level teachers need to take this course. I have learned so much from taking this course

  9. Mariandrea – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    It is an eye opener. It helps me to be a better teacher.

  10. Bilal – SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (verified owner)


  11. Norma – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    The course was great!

  12. Roberta – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    very interesting and engaging!

  13. Patricia – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    Full of interesting topics and strategies for working with gifted childrem

  14. Berta – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    It was an eye opener!

  15. Patricia – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting!

  16. Eldon – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Eye-opening! I really like how the presenter discusses her ideas and backs them up. She is real and to the point about it!

  17. Kristen – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    It was very helpful.

  18. Carlos – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Pretty Good

  19. Guadalupe – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    great course

  20. Emerald – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    This course was great! It helped me understand what m students might be facing and it helped me realize that i was once in their shoes.

  21. Farah – Private Pay (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course. It was relevant, very informing, and I learned so much!

  22. Ashley – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great class that really made me think about the emotional needs of gifted children and even gave me insight into how to help every student in my classroom.

  23. corinna – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    I think it was very helpful to learn about Gifted students and the different challenges that they face.

  24. Raquel – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    I really like this module it talked about key points that can occur within the classroom.

  25. Fatima – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    The course was very thorough and easy to follow.

  26. Elhma – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)


  27. David – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    Through this course I have a better understanding of the complex nature of gifted and talented students. In a way they mirror the diverse nature of all students.

  28. Celinda – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Five stars!
    It was excellent!

  29. Julie – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    I loved this course! it was insightful and very inspirational.

  30. Richard – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Super valuable information when dealing with the gifted and talented.

  31. Violeta – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very insightful in types of perfectionism.

  32. April – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Great information to use in the classroom.

  33. Arturo – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    It was helpful.

  34. James – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  35. Monica – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I learn a lot in this course. Very interesting topics and very good resources

  36. Belinda – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This was a very helpful course.

  37. San Juanita – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    This training not only offered a good amount of free resources that will benefit differentiation as a whole while trying to focusing on gifted, but it also gave very good information overall.

  38. Paula – HUNTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course because it gave me information to help my students overcome and choose a new method of completing assignments and feeling good about themselves.

  39. Belinda – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    Very enlightening.

  40. Dawn – PALACIOS ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very engaging with a lot of content. Be prepared to focused.

  41. Veronica – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great eye opening lecture about perfectionism

  42. Yolanda – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    very informative and helped me understand why my students do what they do

  43. Teresa – HUNTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I learned a lot of new and interesting information and new strategies to help me with my teaching.

  44. Susan – HUNTSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful in teaching gifted, regular ed, and special ed students.

  45. Maya – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great course, very helpful!

  46. Luz Nallely Mandujano – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    effective information

  47. Sabrina – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    I liked learning about the nature of gifted students and being provided with websites to implement in the classroom.

  48. Ricardo – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)


  49. Elise – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  50. Maria – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very applicable information.

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