Rebecca receiving the National Association for Gifted Children Doctoral Student Award in 2005 from Del Siegle.
Professional Development Workshop Menu
Rebecca frequently presents at conferences and schools on topics including gifted education, visual spatial learners, and differentiating the curriculum. A few comments from participants include:
- "By far the best workshop I have ever attended and I've been teaching for 22 years!"
- "Thank you for all of the wonderfully practical strategies, I appreciate that I have something I can use with my class immediately."
- "I have a much better understanding of gifted kids now, wished I had learned this as an undergraduate."
- "Terrific presenter, very engaging"
- "I have often felt like an alien living with my Lego maniac husband and son, now I know why they do the things they do and why my bright son struggles in Language Arts. I am anxious to read your articles for even more information about visual spatial learners. Thank you!"
1. Characteristics of High Ability Learners – Bright vs. Gifted
2. What is Differentiation?
3. Differentiate the Lazy Way
4. A Primer on Assignments Tiered by Readiness
5. Think Tac Toe
6. Jigsaw, R.A.F.T., Six Hats, SCAMPER, Cubing, Think Pair Share, and more
7. Curriculum Compacting & Independent Studies
8. Underachievement in High Ability Learners
9. Effective strategies for use with Underachievers
10. Recognizing and Nurturing Visual Spatial Learners
11. Strategies for Visual Spatial Learners
12. Twice Exceptional Learners with Verbal Weaknesses
13. Teaching Strategies for Twice Exceptional Learners with Verbal Weaknesses
14. Effective Praise: Enhancing the Cognitive Development of Gifted Children