Advanced Users of Acceleration Tools: Preparing the Team, Planning for the Meeting, and Follow-Up
Recording to be released: June 2023
Fee: $79. Includes one access code to the Integrated Acceleration System (valued at $69)
This session is designed for those who have already had experience with the Integrated Acceleration System or the Iowa Acceleration Scale. We’ll take a deeper dive into some of the practical aspects of making decisions about grade-skipping.
This online professional development session will focus on:
- A brief overview of the Integrated Acceleration System
- Talking with students, parents, and colleagues about acceleration
- Planning the Team Meeting to discuss the potential acceleration
- Transition planning for the student who will be grade-skipped
- Early entrance to kindergarten
The Integrated Acceleration System, an online tool developed by leading researchers in gifted education, guides participants through the integration of information about acceleration. Informed by decades of research, the Integrated Acceleration System includes all the major factors to consider and produces a report about readiness for one of the many forms of acceleration, including grade-skipping, early entrance to kindergarten, subject acceleration, and early entrance to college. The Integrated Acceleration System is designed for users in the United States. However, the flexible framework can be applied to international educational systems.
If you cannot attend the session live, you may still register. We will send the recording as soon as possible after the session. Please note, the cost to purchase the recording is the same as the cost to participate in the live session. You will also receive one access code for the Integrated Acceleration System.
Susan G. Assouline, Ph.D. is a distinguished professor of school psychology and the director emerita of the Belin-Blank Center. She co-edited with Nicholas Colangelo, Joyce VanTassel-Baska, and Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America’s Brightest Students. In addition to academic acceleration, her research interests include the burgeoning area of twice-exceptionality.
Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Ph.D. is Administrator, Acceleration Institute and Research at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center. She co-authored Developing Math Talent (2nd ed.), Developing Academic Acceleration Policies, and the Iowa Acceleration Scale. She is also co-developer of the online Integrated Acceleration System.
Randy Lange, Ph.D. is Administrator, Professional Development and Curriculum Coordinator at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center. He is part of the Integrated Acceleration System and Academy for Twice-Exceptionality teams at the Center. Prior to coming to the Belin-Blank Center, he spent 26 years as a gifted services resource teacher and developed the Talent Development Services Program in two Illinois suburban school districts.