The Care and Feeding of Gifted Students

Join us for an interactive workshop designed for teachers who want to know more about how gifted students are identified, what makes a child ‘gifted’ and the impact of advanced aptitudes on a child’s development and function. We will also discuss how these children may present in class, what to watch for, and things to keep in mind when planning for a classroom that includes gifted children.

We will practice using rating scales, consider a lesson or unit that could be flexible for gifted children, and create a basic choice menu. Bring a lesson or unit (or have one in mind!) you’d like to consider. 

Workshop Details

Presented as part of CITL's 2022 Winter Institute: A Virtual Event for Teachers on February 18, 2022.

Your Instructor: Sandra Bean

Sandra Bean is a gifted-certified educator, national speaker, writer, curriculum developer, and mother of four. She holds degrees in middle childhood language arts and science, creative writing, and curriculum and instruction. 

Since 2005 Sandy has taught middle school language arts, elementary science, math, and language arts - as well as gifted pull-out classes as an intervention specialist. She is the author of multiple enrichment programs aimed at closing the COVID learning gap and developing talents in high-aptitude and gifted children. Sandy believes relationships and self-reflection create the best circumstances for growth in all students.

She is the founder of The Bean Center for Gifted Enrichment and Support in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Continuing Education Credit

We will provide continuing education certificates at the end of the workshop that will certify the work you undertook in each session.

School Information

5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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