Who Needs Subject Acceleration?

Feb 13, 2024

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

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Please register here. TLC Credit: IS, AATD

Presenter: Ann Shoplik, PhD

Description: Subject acceleration is the most commonly used form of academic acceleration for talented students. Subject acceleration isn’t for everyone, however. How do we figure out who needs subject acceleration? What are some best practices concerning subject acceleration? How might you be involved in subject acceleration in your teaching career? This practical session will give you some of the tools needed to approach this topic with confidence. The University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center is a world leader in research and practical information about acceleration. 

Learning Goals: 1) Define subject acceleration. 2) Determine the appropriateness of subject acceleration in classrooms and schools. 3) Understand the best practices related to subject acceleration.  4) Discover tools to enhance educator confidence in using subject acceleration.

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