Gifted Endorsement Candidate Application
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First Name *
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Middle Name *
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Last Name *
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Date of Birth *
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Certificate Number/PSC Account Number *
You may find this number at www.gapsc.com/Certification/Lookup.aspx.
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E-mail address associated with myPSC account *
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School Email Address: *
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Gender *
Ethnicity *
Georgia Professional Standard Commission requires this information for State & Federal Data Collection Reports.
School District *
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School *
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School Address *
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Telephone Number *
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Years of Teaching Experience *
Minimum: 3 Years
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Area(s) of Certification *
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Are you currently teaching gifted? *
Who is paying for your gifted courses? *
Explain why you want to add the Gifted-In-Field Endorsement to your teaching certificate. How will working with gifted students reflect your personal values? How is the attainment of this endorsement consistent with your beliefs about and your commitments to education and student learning? *
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Rate yourself using the scale from 1 to 4, with 4 being the most competent. *
Instructional Strategy 4a: Using technology for planning and managing the teaching and learning environment
Instructional Strategy 4b: Using Instructional time effectively *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5a: Developing learning environments that allow individuals to retain and appreciate their own and each others’ respective language and cultural heritage *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5b: Employing strategies for preparing individuals to live harmoniously and productively in a culturally and socially diverse world *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5c: Structuring, directing, and supervising the activities of paraeducators, volunteers, and tutors *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5d: Creating safe, equitable, positive, and supportive learning environment in which diversities are valued *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5e: Preparing and organizing materials to implement daily lesson plans *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5f: Designing and managing daily routines *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5g: Using universal precautions *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5h: Using communication strategies and resources to facilitate understanding of the subject matter for students whose primary language is not the primary language of instruction *
Learning Environment & Social Interaction 5i: Mediating sensitive material among students within the learning environment in ways that enhance any culture, group, or person *
Instructional Planning 7: Developing and selecting instructional content, resources, and strategies that effectively respond to cultural, linguistic, and gender differences *
Assessment 8: Using technology to conduct assessments *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9a: Understanding the continuum of lifelong professional development *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9b: Using verbal, nonverbal, and written language effectively *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9c: Demonstrating commitment to developing the highest educational potential of individuals with gifts and talents *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9d: Upholding high standards of competence and integrity and exercise sound judgment in the practice of the profession *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9e: Engaging in professional activities that benefit individuals with exceptional learning needs, their families, and colleagues *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9f: Conducting professional activities in compliance with applicable laws and policies *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9g: Extending one’s skills limit and obtaining assistance when needed *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9h: Practicing within the CEC Code of Ethics and other standards of the profession *
Professional & Ethical Practice 9i: Acting ethically in advocating for appropriate services *
I understand that in order to receive credit for these endorsement classes I must complete all required coursework/assignments. *
I understand that in order to receive credit for these endorsement classes I must submit all required payments to West Georgia RESA at beginning of each course. *
Principal's Name *
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What is your principal's email address? *
Your principal will receive a copy of this application and a request to complete a principal's recommendation form.
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Candidates must successfully complete the Characteristics of the Gifted Student course as a prerequisite for any of the remaining 3 courses. You may register for your first course at www.garesa.org. Contact Kerri Felder with questions or for assistance with registration. kfelder@garesa.org OR 770-583-2528 Ext. 614
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