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Teacher Training Workshop, Differentiated Course Design
Super Saturday/Summer (SS)
Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI)
School of Education (SOE)
Purdue University (PU)
Designed and Taught by Mary Hopper (1989)

[I designed, taught and evaluated this three-hour workshop focused on how to create differentiated units for the Purdue Super Saturday/Summer program. Participation in the workshop was required of all prospective teachers.]

Differentiation for the Gifted and Talented (1/2 Hour and Break)

  • Super Saturday Philosophy
  • Gifted Student's Characteristics
  • Gifted Student's Needs
  • Super Saturday Goals
  • Teacher of the Gifted Behaviors
    Expectations for Instruction and Lesson Plans (1 Hour)
  • Course Goals
  • Content Outline
  • Different from School
  • Objectives
  • Types of Thinking
  • Activities
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving
  • Group Work
  • Homework
  • Independent Study Projects
  • Evaluation
  • Pretest / Posttest
    Forms and Procedures (Break and Hour)
  • Course Assistants
  • Purchasing Class Supplies
  • Copying
  • Obtaining AV Equipment
  • Check-In Schedule
  • Parent Communication
  • Field Trips/Guest Speakers
  • Substitute Teachers
  • T-Shirts
  • Evaluation Meeting
  • Student Evaluations
  • Teacher Evaluations
  • Course Evaluations
  • SIS and Super Saturday Office
    General Sessions, All Teachers (1 Hour Meeting, Perhaps Lunch)
  • Warm Up Activities
  • Greetings
  • General Session Announcements
  • Totally New Procedures
  • Beginning and Experienced Teacher Enrichment

    Mary E. Hopper [MEHopper] | MEHopper@TheWorld.com [posted 01/01/01 | revised 02/02/02]