As you transitioned to online learning, did you notice your students' attention waning? Have you ever wondered how to meaningfully and creatively engage your students in the learning process? In GIFTED 36O: Increasing Student Engagement with Choices, Creativity, Complexity, and Curiosity we will explore a collection of ready to use activities for you to incorporate into your learning environment. These lessons are designed to help transform you and your students from being passive consumers of information to being creative producers of new content.

I get it. Times are uncertain right now. Professional learning may not be at the forefront of your mind, and the thought of sitting through a six hour PD seems like the last thing that you would want to be a part of. Yet, now is the perfect time to engage in creative learning and to rediscover the joys of being a teacher. GIFTED 36O is probably not like any other professional learning that you have experienced. Rather than presenting you with pre-recorded lectures, an endless supply of poorly designed PowerPoint slides, or tons of articles to read, this experience offers you a series of short video segments designed with your attention span in mind and a collection of student focused activities to promote curiosity and creativity.

Your Instructor

Brian Housand, Ph.D.
Brian Housand, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Housand, is the coordinator of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted program at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Dr. Housand earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Connecticut with an emphasis in both gifted education and instructional technology. He served two terms on the National Association for Gifted Children’s Board of Directors as a Member-At-Large. Along with his wife Dr. Angela Housand and Dr. Joe Renzulli, he co-authored Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model with Technology. He is also the author of Fighting Fake News! Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age. Brian has worked in education as a classroom teacher, a teacher of the gifted, and a university professor for over twenty years. As a speaker and consultant, he has presented in 40 states, Canada, Australia, South Korea, Kuwait, and Chilé. Brian is a lover of technology, Star Wars, all things Disney, video games, and fonts. He proudly identifies himself as a geek. You can learn more on his website at and by following him on Twitter @brianhousand.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
That is entirely up to you! Once purchased, you will have immediate access to the professional learning experience. Whether you choose to complete it in one day, one week, one month, or one year, the choice is yours. Although, my recommendation is to complete it in one week or less. I have included my suggestions on creating a schedule for success inside the course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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