Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 8:45am Updated: Wed, 01/22/2020 - 10:31am

High Ability Professional Learning and Collaboration

High Ability Professional Development Needs Assessment Survey

The Indiana Department of Education Office of High Ability is in the process of identifying potential opportunities for High Ability (HA) professional development for Indiana HA teachers, coordinators, and administrators. The results of this needs assessment survey will assist in constructing a professional development plan for 2020 that best supports the needs of Indiana HA educators. The survey results will be posted online through the Indiana Department of Education Office of High Ability.

  • Click here to participate in our survey.

High Ability Program Construction

February 3, 2020 at Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana

This workshop, led by gifted education consultants, Dr. Ginny Burney and Dr. Kristie Speirs Neumeister, is designed to improve high ability programming at your local education agency. Whether you need to build your program, expand it, or simply enhance the great things you are doing, this workshop will help you plan those next steps in program development.

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High Ability Education: Infusing Higher Order Thinking & Problem Solving in core Content Areas

March 2 OR May 12, 2020 at Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana

This workshop, led by gifted education consultants, Dr. Ginny Burney and Dr. Kristie Speirs Neumeister, focuses on how to use instructional strategies and techniques to enrich core content with higher order thinking and problem solving. Learn valuable questioning methods and problem solving approaches that can be used at all grade levels.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of High Ability Learners

March 5 OR May 13, 2020 at Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana

Join Dr. Ginny Burney and Dr. Kristie Speirs Neumeister as they unravel the social and emotional characteristics of high ability students. Learn strategies and share resources to best address these differing needs. Receive materials to develop a framework for a district Guidance and Counseling Plan.

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NAGC Social-Emotional Learning Webinar Series

Check out the following webinar series hosted by the National Association for Gifted Children on social-emotional learning.

Advanced Placement Collaboration

Advanced Placement Needs Assessment Survey

The Indiana Department of Education Office of High Ability is in the process of identifying potential opportunities for Advanced Placement (AP) professional development for Indiana AP teachers, coordinators, and administrators. The results of this needs assessment survey will assist in constructing a professional development plan for 2020 that best supports the needs of Indiana AP educators. The survey results will be posted online through the Indiana Department of Education Office of High Ability.

  • Click here to participate in our survey.

College Board Professional Learning

Live Online AP Training

January 9 through March 10

Online Live Training

Join the College Board for Session #4, Preparing for the Exams, in their five part series of live online training sessions designed for AP coordinators, administrators, and staff. Session #4 focuses on the components necessary to prepare for the May 2020 AP exam season.

The College Board is offering 10 different dates and times between January 9th and March 10th to participate in this session.

  • Click here for more information on this series.

Dates and times will be released soon for Session #5 in this series, Exam Day Supports/Post Administration.

AP-TIP-IN Professional Learning

The Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program at the University of Notre Dame’s Center for STEM Education has year-round FREE and pay professional development opportunities.

Click here for an overview of AP-TIP IN.

Teacher Regional Collaborative

4:30-7:00 p.m. February 20-March 12, 2020

FREE Facilitated Topics/ Discussion

FREE pizza and beverages!

AP-TIP IN hosts free regional meetings open to all AP math, science, and English teachers. The Regional Teacher Collaborative meetings are held at AP-TIP high schools providing an environment for teachers to work on strategies that ensure best practice in content areas.

Find a location near you!

  • February 20, 2020 Milan High School, Milan, IN
  • February 25, 2020 New Albany, New Albany, IN
  • March 5, 2020 Booneville High School, Booneville, IN
  • March 10, 2020 Speedway High School, Speedway, IN
  • March 11, 2020 Griffith High School, Griffith, IN
  • March 12, 2020 Elkhart Memorial High School, Elkhart, IN
  • March 12, 2020 Muncie Central High School, Muncie, IN

Click here for more information.

Mock Training Exam

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

The Mock Exam Training is open to all AP math, science, and English teachers to hear from a College Board Reader on how the AP Exams are scored.

Registration opens January 13, 2020 and closes March 6, 2020

Cost to attend, $249

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AP Summer Institutes

Plan ahead and register now!

AP-TIP IN APSI: Pike High School, Indianapolis, IN

July 7-10, 2020

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College Board APSI: The Indiana Academy at Ball State University, Muncie, IN

July 13-16, 2020.

  • Click here for more information.

Upcoming AP Professional Learning

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