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Practical and Timely Strategies for Teachers and Administrators of Gifted Students.


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Talent Development is for Educators Too

CTD strives to have a positive impact on educational policy, to educate the public about giftedness and talent development, and help educators hone their craft. Through professional development, outreach, and advocacy efforts, CTD keeps educators informed about developments in the field of gifted education and supports their efforts to successfully meet the unique educational and social-emotional needs of students with exceptional academic abilities.

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Featured Workshop for Administators and Educators

Using Differentiated Assessment to Inform Instruction and Monitor Growth for Advanced Learners

This workshop, facilitated by CTD Assessment Coordinator, Melissa Hinshaw, will explore differentiated assessment approaches and data practices for informing classroom instruction; making decisions about services, including enrichment and acceleration; and measuring growth for advanced learners.  Bring your data and your questions to one of our interactive workshops, and leave with the knowledge and resources to ensure your students can maximize their potential.

The workshop is available in person and online. Join us!

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Customized Professional Development Workshops

Work with CTD to design professional development offerings that meet the needs of educators in your school or district. CTD can provide:

  • Convenient, asynchronous online minicourses on topics including, but not limited to, identification best practices, social-emotional needs, or differentiation
  • Customizable one- or two-day workshops at your site
  • Hybrid offerings (online and face-to-face, or a blend)

Contact us at or 847/491-3782 to discuss a proposal for services.

"Thank you for taking the time to put together such a rich experience. I love learning and am so full of ideas and things to bring back to our administration!"

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Conferences and Special Events

Each year CTD hosts an annual conference featuring expert presenters addressing current, critical issues. CTD staff also present and exhibit at national, regional, and state events for parents and educators.

Work with CTD

Create your own practicum in gifted education! CTD hires dynamic educators for a range of program staff and administrative positions in our online, weekend, and summer programs. Opportunities to work in CTD summer, online and weekend programs, providing on-the-job skills and experience with advanced learners.

See our Job Opportunities page for current openings, job descriptions, and application procedures.

Ready to Get Started?

Contact us for more information or a quote.

Email the CTD School Services Team.

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