(3350 customer reviews)

Presenter: Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Understanding gifted children is serious business. They sit in our schools and sometimes go unidentified or remain underserved. Understanding the nature and needs of gifted students empowers teachers to meet their needs and prepare them for success.

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One of the most important foundational aspects of working with gifted students is developing a deep understanding of them. What motivates them? How do they think? And how do they learn? Joyce Juntune, Ph.D. answers these questions and more in this 6-hour course. Dr. Juntune focuses on the nature and needs of gifted students, including the characteristics, social-emotional needs, and programming options. Understanding your gifted students is the starting point for preparing them for life-long success. 

In this course you’ll learn to:

  • Understand sources of energy in gifted students
  • Identify indicators of giftedness
  • Differentiate between high achievers and gifted students
  • Understand statistical distribution
  • Identify the four types of gifted students
  • And much more!

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies d, e, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 5.5.

Dr. Juntune is a renowned consultant, trainer, professor, and lecturer with more than 45 years of experience in the field of education. She is an instructional associate professor at Texas A&M University, and she teaches graduate­-level  courses in her expert areas of intelligence, child and adolescent development, educational psychology, giftedness, and creativity. Dr. Juntune earned her master’s degree in curriculum instruction from St. Cloud University and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Texas A&M University.

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3350 reviews for Nature & Needs of the Gifted and Talented (6-Hour)

  1. Leah – MECHANICSBURG EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    This course taught me a lot about the difference between some of the gifted types.

  2. Tiffany – HUNTSVILLE ISD – TEXAS ONLINE PREP (verified owner)

    I think this has a lot of information.

  3. Joseph – Aldine ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent presented course.

  4. Angelina – SOUTHWEST ISD (verified owner)

    The quality was hard to hear

  5. Michael – LEANDER ISD (verified owner)

    Regardless of the number of years experience, this course is eye-opening for any teacher.

  6. Amy – GREENEVIEW LOCAL (verified owner)

    It was informative. A bit overwhelming. It requires a mindset change and a strong determination to make the necessary changes in preparation and requires a lot of extra time to make it happen. The benefits for the students is great and worth it though.

  7. Samantha – GREGORY-PORTLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Great course!

  8. Daniel – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    This was a good class and i liked the student examples.

  9. Ciara – Aldine ISD (verified owner)

    This course was good for the overall information. I would love one with content specific strategies.

  10. Eduardo – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    awesome – learned new things

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