(101 customer reviews)

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.

Presenter Bio

Karen Rumley is the past president of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She is the director of instruction with Kent City Schools and formerly a consultant with the Summit County Educational Service Center, specializing in gifted services and programming as well as secondary English language arts and social studies. She has coordinated gifted programs for eight years and is the past secretary of the OAGC governing and executive boards. She is also the co-chair of OAGC Annual Fall Conference. She and her husband, Eric, live near Ravenna and enjoy travel, reading, and training in Kung Fu. 

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

  1. DONALD – MARION CITY (verified owner)

    Good job.

  2. Bethany – CARDINAL LOCAL (verified owner)

    Very useful resources!

  3. Brenda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  4. Veronica – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The information was interesting, however I didn’t like the way the presenter was recorded. Karen was at a training and I could see the first table of teachers which was a distraction.

  5. Leticia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    great resources, suggestions, ideas and information presented

  6. Ruben – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course is an excellent teacher tool for understanding Gifted & Talented student’s needs!

  7. Rosa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very interesting, but most of the content and examples were directed toward secondary education. The course is full of information that is useful.

  8. juan – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    – t is an excellent course, clear and concise.

  9. Araceli – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Not sure i enjoyed it.

  10. Irais – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    I liked it, but perhaps if the material was presented in a more concise manner it would have been better.

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