NDAGC Webinar Newsletter

October 2021

NDAGC Webinar Library

If you missed our webinar, you can find it archived in our NDAGC Webinar Library. Visit https://ndagc.org/webinars to watch a recording of October's webinar, as well as access all of NDAGC's past webinars.

October Webinar -Strategic Planning for Gifted Programs

This webinar will take you through a strategic planning process that helps you establish a strong foundation, build an action plan, and implement your program goals. Learn how to build and maintain alignment between your mission and services and gain insight into how you can start your strategic planning journey.

October Webinar Presenter

Alicia Schroeder-Schock has been an elementary educator for six years and is a Gate teacher in West Fargo Public Schools. She earned her BA from Concordia College and a Master's Degree from the University of Connecticut in educational psychology with a concentration in giftedness, creativity, ad talent development.

Webinar Highlights

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3 Phases of Program Implementation

Phase 1

  • Create mission, vision, and values statements
  • Develop rationale statement
  • Assess the current situation using best practices
  • Set program goals

Phase 2

  • Map out goal checkpoints
  • Establish core strategies to meet goals
  • Set progress monitoring dates
  • Define coordinator and teacher responsibility
  • Establish selection protocols for teachers
  • Coordinate coaching responsibilities
  • Plan PD for the year
  • Create evaluations for the PD
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Phase 3

  • Implement goals with progress monitor
  • Track student growth (ESSA)
  • Use NDDPI best practices for evaluation
  • Complete fidelity assessment annually

Strategic Plan Authors

  • Holcomb
  • Allison and Kay
  • Chance and Williams


Gifted Education Best Practices

Systems & Models by Joseph Renzulli, E. Jean Gubbins, Kristin S. McMillen

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