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CPD-0216 – Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in Gifted Education (CPD-0216_CLDGT)

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in Gifted Education

Online - Asynchronous
Access to course content will begin on January 6, 2020
Course will end March 16, 2020

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) learners have inequitable access to gifted programming, curricula and services. Therefore, they do not receive instruction that nurtures their learning talents, culture, and emergent bilingualism. This course is designed to address the needs of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse learner in gifted education. In this course, students will learn the conceptual and historical understanding of CLD Learners in gifted education, the identification process and its impacts on CLD Learners, assessment practices with an emphasis on language assessments, an understanding of language acquisition and academic language, and strategies to meet the needs of CLD Learners in gifted education.

Learning Outcomes
This course designed to provide students with an understanding of:
  • Foundations of CLD learners and gifted education (historical and conceptual)
  • Identification and the characteristics of CLD learners in gifted education
  • Culture and culturally responsive education for gifted learners
  • Language acquisition/academic language
  • Assessment practices with a body of evidence that includes language assessments
  • Strategies and differentiation for CLD Learners
This course offers 45 CE hours

This course is offered in an asynchronous online format

Cost: $500
Discounts (use code when registering):
Morgridge College of Education Alumni and Current Students: 10% off - code: CPDMCE10

Norma Hafenstein, PhD,
is the Daniel L. Ritchie Endowed Chair in Gifted Education at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. She was co-principal investigator for the Right4Rural Project, a Jacob K. Javits federally-funded initiative to identify and serve giftedness in traditionally underrepresented groups in rural Colorado. Dr. Hafenstein's research interests include information processing styles, social and emotional development in gifted populations, program effectiveness and adult and generational giftedness. She advises graduate students and teaches courses including Psychological Aspects of the Gifted, Program Development, Leadership and Communication and Research as Problem Identification, Intervention, Application and Defense.

Dr. Lindsey Reinert is an adjunct faculty at the University of Denver in Curriculum & Instruction, a GT Resource Teachers for Jefferson County Public Schools supporting pre-K through 12th grade students, schools, and families, and has her own educational consulting business: Little Red Backpack, LLC. She is the presiding secretary for the Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC) and is Co-Presiding Governor for the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted, Talented and Creative (CAEGTC). She has actively worked in the field of gifted education for the past 20 years.

Kimberly Schmidt, Ph.D., is a Clinical Assistant professor in Teaching and Learning Sciences at the University of Denver. Dr. Schmidt's research and teaching interests focus on literacy for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Learners as well as the professional development of "apprentice" or preservice and current teachers. She developed the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education certificate that is offered at the University of Denver and teaches a variety of classes titled: Literacy Methods I and II, Foundations of Education for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Language Development and Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Literacy and Language Development for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, and Language and Cultural Issues in Assessment and Instruction. Further, she has a small grant titled Culturally Responsive and Digital Literacy Practices with her apprentice teachers in the Teacher Education Program.

Online Course Format:
Students can expect to have access to course content in Canvas, University of Denver’s online learning platform, on January 6, 2020 or within one week of enrollment, whichever is later.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 15Waitlist Places Left: 15Fee: $500


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