Social-Emotional Support for Gifted Students

Social-Emotional Support for Gifted Students

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course will help you examine some common characteristics of gifted students—and how those traits can influence social-emotional development. Model Teaching's mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will learn specific strategies you can easily implement into your classroom to help support your gifted student.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
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This teacher professional development course teaches you common character traits of gifted students and areas of struggle your gifted students may experience. You will delve into the social-emotional development of gifted students and areas that may be necessary for you to support. You will leave the course with specific social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies you can implement immediately to support your students.

The course comes with a downloadable PDF of the content and a planning template to help you map out the support you will provide to your gifted students.


  1. A Guide to Bloom's Taxonomy Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with the content required to understand and implement strategies for support of gifted students and their social-emotional needs. It also includes some "Reflect or Discuss" prompts to help you connect with the course content and ends with a "Try This Task" to guide you explicitly on how you might implement the ideas into the classroom.
  2. Quiz
    1. You will answer questions related to gifted students and their needs. Quizzes are automatically scored and provide feedback on answer choice rationale.
  3. Implementation Reflection
    1. The reflection prompt requires you to plan for use of the "try this task" by either reflecting on the content yourself or discussing them with the colleague. You will then discuss a new concept you can attempt to implement in the future based on something you learned in the course.
  4. Considerations for Implementation
    1. This short statement helps you reflect on your ideas and assess whether you might be successful in your implementation.
  5. Videos and Further Reading
    1. Additional content suggestions are provided to enhance and expand your learning of social-emotional support for teaching gifted students.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14805