CTD strives to have a positive impact on educational policy and to educate the public about giftedness. Through outreach and advocacy efforts, CTD informs educators about the latest developments in the field of gifted education and supports their efforts to successfully meet the unique educational and social-emotional needs of students with exceptional academic abilities.
Online learning will energize your teaching practice, at your convenience, in 2 to 4 hours per week. Classes are differentiated and personalized to offer an optimal experience for you. ISBE Professional Development Hours are offered for each session. The modules are 3-5 weeks long and address key issues including:
Cost varies by length of session: $50 discount for districts enrolling 3 or more participants; discount for CTD instructors. If you have questions, please e-mail project coordinator Randee Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CTD’s conferences for educators inform teachers of best practices in gifted education and inspire them to strive toward mastery of their craft and better instruction and support for gifted students.
Part two of CTD's Underserved Populations Summit will be held on April 22, 2017. Learn More
Led by CTD's Early Childhood Coordinator Ann Gadzikowski, these workshops help early childhood and primary grade teachers and administrators understand how to introduce coding and robotics concepts to young children. Participants will learn how to integrate technology into all subject areas. Check back for future sessions.
To better serve the gifted population and share resources and information with a wider audience, CTD staff attend many state gifted conferences, state award ceremonies, educational fairs, parent meetings and national educational conferences. Please check the CTD calendar for upcoming events. If you know of an event that CTD should consider attending, please e-mail email@example.com.