Credits

2018 Credit Information 


Professional Development Credit:

 

Seven courses carrying one or three Professional Development credits are available through Boise State University OR Northwest Nazarene University for an additional cost. Course fees are the same for both universities ($80 per credit hour).  Credit registration and payment are only accepted during the week of Edufest.  You must register for your selected course by TUESDAY, July 24 at Noon.

 

 

Graduate Academic Credit:

 

Four courses carrying three Graduate Academic Credits through Boise State University are available during Edufest for an additional cost.  These are Summer courses and the due date for assignments associated with these courses is August 10, 2018.

 

If you are enrolled in a BSU Masters Program and/or wish to enroll in an Edufest course for Graduate Academic Credit, you may register for one of the four ED-CIFS courses.  Registration is available online through BSU’s portal, or you may register at Edufest.  If you need a permission number, you must contact Jo Henderson(johender@gmail.com), prior to July 22 in order to register for a graduate academic class. You must register for your selected course by TUESDAY, July 24 at Noon.

 

Clock Hours for Washington State Participants:   

 

Clock hours are available free of charge to Washington State Edufest participants.  Information will be provided on the first day of Edufest.

 

Edufest Course Information

Instructor of Record: 

Jo Henderson; johender@gmail.com; 208-890-3658 – cell. 

Jo will be available near the University credit registration tables all week for your questions.

Syllabi for Courses:

Professional Development – Summer courses – Assignments Due: August 10, 2018

Topics in Gifted and Talented Education – 3 credits (pass/fail)

Gifted and Talented Learning Project – 1 credit (pass/fail)

Gifted and Talented Learning Team – 1 credit (pass/fail)

Professional Development – Fall courses – Assignments Due: October 12, 2018

Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education – 3 credits (graded)

Curriculum Adaptations for Gifted and Talented Students – 3 credits (graded)

Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills – 3 credits (graded)

Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners – 3 credits (graded)

Graduate Academic Courses – Summer courses – Assignments Due: August 10, 2018

Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education – 3 credits (graded)

Curriculum Adaptations for Gifted and Talented Students – 3 credits (graded)

Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills – 3 credits (graded)

Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners – 3 credits (graded)

(Each of these courses is applicable to the Idaho GT Endorsement.)

Attendance: 

You must attend all sessions----- including special topics sessions and lunch and dinner discussions--- if you are registered for a three-credit course.  Part of your final assignment for each of these classes is a log of your attendance, including a summary and reflection of each session, each day, including lunch and dinner partners and topics throughout the week. 

Specific Strands for Specific Courses:  

You will note in your Edufest program that specific strands at Edufest are designated as applicable to different courses.  You must choose strands that are related to the particular course in which you enroll.  

Syllabi: 

You may also obtain the syllabus for your class from either BSU or NNU at their respective registration tables or through the links above.  Each syllabus will outline course requirements, assignments, and due dates which are different for each class.

Grade Reporting: 

If you need a transcript in order to advance on your district’s salary schedule at a specific date, you must speak with the University representative when you register. A special section of the class may need to be created for you with an earlier due date for assignments.

Assignments: 

Please submit assignments to Jo Henderson as attachments to an email – johender@gmail.com. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL COMPONENTS OF YOUR ASSIGNMENTS AT ONE TIME. If you are unable to email your assignments, you may mail them to: Jo Henderson, 6324 Randolph Dr., Boise, ID 83709. The assignments will not be returned to you, unless you send a self-addressed, postage paid envelope for the return.

Format:  Please create your assignments in Google DocsMicrosoft Word, or Microsoft PowerPoint, Prezi, or Keynote as appropriate. Please include your name, course name and number and the name of the university with which you are registered on your attached assignment(s).

For information on APA Style, refer to OWL – Purdue University Online Writing Lab - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ 

Grading Rubric, Lesson Plan Format and Edufest Log Formats: 

These documents are available at the course registration tables, if you are interested. You may use your own lesson plan format, however it is expected that you include the lesson plan components that are listed on the sample lesson plan format. 

“Modification for Gifted Students’ Needs”: 

If you complete lesson plans as part of your assignment, the lesson plans must reflect modification for learner need----- you need to show ascending intellectual demand for gifted students. It is not good enough just to say “gifted students can take this further by…..” Your lesson plan needs to reflect the specific, high-level, differentiated activities for gifted students.