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Institute on Identification & Program Development

Join us for a two-day interactive institute to acquire an understanding of the changes to the WACs, best practices regarding identification practices and procedures, and programming options that can be built into a continuum of services for students in your district.  Participants will also have time to work on their district plans and receive feedback…

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Dr. Picanco is honored with Distinguished Leadership Award

This October, Dr. Kathryn Picanco was honored by the Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (WAETAG) with the Distinguished Leadership Award. Kathryn was given this award for her collaborative work with WAETAG, the Education Service Districts in the state, and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.  She also has developed…

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New Directions in Gifted Education

Join us for a one-credit online graduate course on the current state and national trends in gifted education. This introductory course includes: • Cutting-edge research • Innovative instructional strategies and curriculum • Identification practices Take this class for professional development or apply this course to Whitworth’s 11-credit specialty endorsement in teaching the gifted. Course information…

Got Jobs!

Congratulations to our students who recently got jobs! Marshall (Specialty Endorsement in Teaching the Gifted) was hired for a position in Renton’s highly capable program. Ruth (Specialty Endorsement in Teaching the Gifted) will be teaching at Seabury, an independent school for gifted children in Tacoma, Washington. Lacey (Master of Arts emphasis Gifted & Talented) will…

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Camp Metamorphosis Update

Camp Metamorphosis day camp for gifted students entering grades 4-6 had a very successful second year. The 49 campers enjoyed taking three courses of interest for the week from the following exciting choices: Chemistry Rocks, Artifact Sleuthing, Physics in Daily Life, Geometric Explorations, Creative Writing, and Art Expressions. Participants also experienced sessions on team building…