(318 customer reviews)

Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., nRich Educational Consulting
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 6

Teaching for the twenty-first century is an increasing challenge for educators as the rate of change and the volume of information continues to escalate. Neo-millennial students today are even different than millennial students were a decade ago. Educators must understand these changes and be equipped to meet the challenges.

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Twenty-first century students have access to more information than any generation in history. The implications for education, particularly for gifted students, are far-reaching. Richard M. Cash, Ph.D., shares his experience working with gifted students and connects that knowledge to the need for innovation in 21st century education.

In this 6-hour course, you will learn:

  • How neo-millennials learn in the 21st century and how to adapt your classroom
  • The purpose of proximity learning
  • To identify the four types of learners and doers
  • Why curriculum and instruction must be differentiated to meet the academic and social/emotional needs of advanced learners
  • How to advance content, process, and product
  • Curricular and instructional practices for gifted students

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 3.1, 5.1, 5.2.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Richard Cash has worked in the field of education for over 25 years. He has taught at the elementary, middle school and college levels. Most recently, he served as Director of Gifted Programs for the Bloomington Public Schools in Minnesota. Dr. Cash is the president and lead consultant for nRich Educational Consulting, Inc. His areas of expertise include educational programming, differentiated instruction, brain compatible classrooms, and self-regulated learning. Dr. Cash has authored “Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century” and “Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics” (co-author Diane Heacox), which was a Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Legacy Book® Award winner. He is actively involved with the World Council on Gifted Education, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).  

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318 reviews for Teaching and Learning for 21st Century Gifted Learners (6-Hour)

  1. Alicia – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    I love taking this course at my own pace.

  2. Adriana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

  3. Tami – Allen East Local Schools (verified owner)

    Dr. Cash shared many skills to help me improve my teaching.

  4. Maria – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course was really interesting because I am now able to understand more of what it is to differentiate amongst students and make my class a more student-centered classroom.

  5. Melissa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great informaiton!

  6. Chase – WODEN ISD (verified owner)


  7. Amber – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    This course was amazing and very informative. I liked the different opportunities to talk and practice.

  8. Angela – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

    incredibly beneficial for gifted students as well as all students in the classroom. I came away with many new ideas and information.

  9. Araceli – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    I love the course and I got a lot of insight about how to teach, motivate and guide the gifted students.

  10. Karla – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and interesting. Lots of great ideas to use in the classroom.

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