- The importance of pre-assessing students before accelerating them
- How to take a literature circle experience and make it meaningful
- The benefits of teaching Bloom’s Taxonomy in literature
- Ways in which depth and complexity can be developed in book studies
- The importance of “non-standard problem solving” for gifted students
Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.
Nicole Shannon, M.Ed. has over 19 years of experience in gifted education. She currently serves as the Advanced Academics Specialist for Hutto ISD. Prior to joining her current district, Nicole served as the Coordinator of Gifted/Advanced Academic Services for Round Rock ISD for five years. She was a gifted specialist in Round Rock ISD for 10 years before taking this position. She has presented at the district, local, and state level to preservice and in-service teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents on a variety of topics in gifted education throughout her years in this field. Prior to moving to Round Rock, Nicole served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, and school principal at private schools in Honolulu, HI, San Diego, CA, and Virginia Beach, VA. Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a specialization in Gifted/Talented at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.
Eduardo – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
It should say reading and math.
Aimee – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner) –
Good course, very good examples for the reading portion however needed more for the math
Xin – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner) –
The Literature Circle being tied to Bloom’s Taxonomy in a students guided manner is really interesting and sounds very effective. I cannot wait to try it.
Linda – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
It was resourceful
DAVID – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
Crystal – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
Josh – DALLAS ISD (verified owner) –
Helpful suggestions with resources. Online option makes it easy to access and use.
Erica – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner) –
Joann – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
I would like to read all of the books discussed intros course. Very interesting
Lee – UNITED ISD (verified owner) –
The presenters explained in depth their activities and shared book titles. They used plenty of examples to explain about Literature circles, depth and complexity, and non-standard problem solving. Thank you.