Secondary Courses for the Gifted: Beyond More of the Same


Presenter: Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., nRich Educational Consulting
Core Area: Social & Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

The difference between an Olympic runner and a weekend jogger isn’t simply that one runs faster than the other. Just as an Olympic athlete’s body trains and functions differently, the brain of a gifted student must be trained differently. Gifted courses should not just be harder versions of regular classroom work. They should be tailored and designed to stretch, challenge, and engage the brains of our gifted learners.

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Differentiation for gifted learners is not the same as differentiation in a regular classroom. In this 1-hour course, Richard M. Cash, Ph.D. draws from years of research and personal experience in gifted education to offer ideas for differentiating gifted courses. He discusses the various levels of the teaching and learning continuum and uses a framework to guide students toward greater learning autonomy through self-confidence.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Use pace to accelerate instructional practice
  • Incorporate depth and complexity into your gifted courses
  • Increase sophistication in the course through critical questioning


Extend your learning and earn another CPE credit! Check out Secondary Courses for the Gifted: Beyond More of the Same – Extended Learning Session

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies a, b, c, e, f, g and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 2.2, 3.3, 3.4, 5.1.


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  1. kelli – Bowling Green City School District (verified owner)

    Quiz multi questions were too hard

  2. Jeffrey – Bowling Green City School District (verified owner)

    Interesting and useful on the strategies of producing complexity in the student’s thinking. Worthwhile course for AP teachers.

  3. Natisha – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    It’s hard to find good PD for gifted ed at the secondary level. I really enjoy Cash’s presentation style and his connection to real world applications of the strategies.

  4. Aileen – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I am returning to secondary teaching and this course was extremely helpful in teaching how to improve a course for gifted and talented students.

  5. Sonia – CLEAR CREEK ISD (verified owner)

    It was a good explanation of what gifted students need to be challenged.

  6. Jennifer – FAYETTE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (verified owner)

    This was a great PD on depth and complexity and taking it to a new level with students of any age.

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

    I thought it was presented in a way that was easy to understand.

  8. Jody – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent! Great explanations with examples for questioning all students then taking it to the next level for GT students.

  9. Kristi – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas and vocabulary explaining rigor, depth and complexity, etc.

  10. tom – GREENEVIEW LOCAL (verified owner)

    Dr. Cash really digs into the process of getting students to think and work with depth and complexity, especially the gifted students. He is very thorough. He presented a lot of information and ideas. It was mostly geared toward a history or english class, but he mentions it can work for a math class, but it will take some work to get there.

  11. Mario – MONTGOMERY ISD (verified owner)

    Good, informative; information that we have heard before but explained very well and offers good information to take teachers back to the basics of high level teaching.

  12. Marie – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Liked his ideas.

  13. Stephanie – NEWARK CITY (verified owner)

    A lot of information but not a lot of ways to implement into the classroom across different areas

  14. Rebecca – Pilot (verified owner)

    I think that this was a good course. I learned a great deal.

  15. MARIA G – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    It explains how students can elevate their own thinking by creating different types of questions.

  16. Billie – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)


  17. Carolyn – KILLEEN ISD (verified owner)

    Had really great information.

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