Understanding and Supporting Gifted Learners (USGL) - Series Introduction
Who are gifted learners? In this course, we will provide an overview of gifted and talented learners as well as introduce you to this series, Understanding and Supporting Gifted Learners (USGL). We will introduce you to the gifted learner and their characteristics, as well as discuss the academic and social-emotional needs that impact their educational experience and growth. This is the foundational course in the USGL series. It will prepare you for subsequent topics to be addressed as you continue learning. The courses in this series will explore the gifted learners’ social/emotional characteristics, the underrepresentation of non-dominant cultures, the underachievement of gifted students, twice-exceptional learners, instructional strategies, academic acceleration options, and identification and instruction through data-driven analysis.