CERTIFICATION COURSE for Educators of Gifted Children

DATE: 6-10 July 2009

VENUE: Social Security Training Institute (ESSET), Bangi


  • Teachers (Smart Schools, Cluster Schools, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh & Others)
  • Other Educators
  • Parents
  • Policymakers


At the end of the workshop, participants will acquire competency in the following areas :

  • Identification and assessment that meets Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Standards.
  • Social and emotional needs of gifted students.
  • Strategy development for twice – exceptional students.
  • Modification of instructional plans to meet    students’ needs.
  • GATE Program Standards and their application within a standard based curriculum.
  • Differentiation of curriculum content, learning process and product created based on students’ readiness, learning profile and interests.
  • Designing standard based lessons with support and challenge for all students.
  • Modifying of curriculum based on assessment, with tiered assignments, curriculum compacting, independent projects, learning centers, the use of varied technology and interdisciplinary thematic instruction.


6 July

The Nature of the Gifted

  • Characteristics of the gifted
  • Identification process
  • Twice identified students

7 July

The Nature of the Gifted

  • Social and emotional needs of the gifted
  • Student readiness, interest, and learning profiles

8 July

The Advocacy for the Gifted

  • Current research
  • Parental and Community Involvement
  • Brain-Based Learning, The Foundation for Differentiating Instruction

9 July

Differentiation and Gifted Education

  • Exploration and application of a variety of strategies for differentiation
  • Curriculum Compacting
  • Tiered Assignments
  • Differentiation – Kaplan’s icons

The Law and Gifted Students

  • History of gifted education
  • The law and GATE Standards

10 July

Design Differentiated Curriculum Lessons and/or Study of Malaysia’s GATE Standards Implementation


Marilyn Lane is an educational consultant and past president of the California Association for the Gifted. She received a Master of Arts degree and an administrative credential from California State University at San Jose. She has been a classroom teacher, a library media coordinator, and teacher of the gifted. Her administrative positions include Director of GATE in an international school, elementary school principal, and Coordinator of Gifted Services. Marilyn is an international consultant in gifted education and “Creating Caring School Environments.” She has been teaching certification classes in differentiation and gifted education in various counties in California. She is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University. Marilyn Lane is past president of the California Center for Self-Esteem and currently serves on the advisory board for the National Council for Self-Esteem and the International Council for Self-Esteem. She is the author of articles on giftedness and social studies curriculum. She has co-authored a book on parenting. She has presented at numerous conferences both here and abroad. She divides her times between her homes in California and Arizona.

Nora Ho is the principal of Ruskin Elementary School for Berryessa Union School District. An educator for over 30 years, Mrs. Ho received her Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History and Minor in Spanish and her Master of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Reading, from San Jose State University. From the University of Santa Barbara, she completed her Reading Specialist Credential and an Administrative Credential. Her jobs have included all grade levels from Pre-school to University level. She has been a GATE classroom teacher, a reading resource teacher, a GATE resource teacher, site and district level GATE coordinator and currently, a K-5 Principal of a California Distinguished School. Nora is also a consultant in Gifted and Talented Education and Differentiated Instruction. She has taught GATE certification classes for both Solano Country Office of Education, Siskiyou Country Office of Education, and Santa Clara Country Office of Education, which culminated in GATE Certification for teachers. She has also been involved in teaching a graduate level class, focusing on implementation of differentiated instruction at Santa Clara University. Mrs. Ho is an active member of California for the Gifted Association and has given numerous workshops at the statewide and world conference. In her free time, Mrs. Ho enjoys fishing, hiking, reading and writing.

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