UC Irvine to host annual Gifted and Talented Education webinar series

The University of California, Irvine Extension is once again offering a free webinar series geared toward teachers, administrators and parents of gifted students. The eighth annual Gifted and Talented Education Webinar Series will take place weekly on Tuesdays, Feb. 2 through Feb 23, from 4 to 5 p.m.

IMG_4790The four-part series covers challenges the GATE community faces and examines potential methods that teachers, parents and administration can use when developing curriculum and programs, or when interacting with GATE students. Educators participating in the entire series have the option to receive service credit.

“With the GATE community rapidly evolving, UC Irvine Extension strives to provide critical techniques and strategies to maximize the potential of gifted learners,” said Angela Jeantet, director of education and business programs at UCI Extension. “These annual webinars provide educational professionals and parents of gifted students the opportunity to gather critical information that will benefit and solidify the educational foundation of GATE students for today and beyond.”

The free series will be hosted by four leading GATE educators and professionals and will feature presentations on harnessing students’ intuition and curiosity; expanding learning with technology; building resilience and reducing risky behaviors; and globalization and technology.

You can register for the webinars here. And for information on the series or the credit option, email Lisa Kadowaki, or contact her by phone at 949-824-9304.