The Science Poster For the GT Student

The Science Poster For the GT Student

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this quick course will teach you how to utilize poster presentations in your gifted and talented science classroom to support critical reasoning. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources. You will learn how to construct your lab activities to guide students toward data collection, how to teach data analysis, and how to construct gallery walk presentations of individual student groups' scientific conclusions.

The course also comes with a poster template and planning guide to provide to your students as resources in this activity.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
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This concise teacher professional development course will teach you how to incorporate poster presentations into your gifted and talented science classroom to foster critical thinking. You will learn how to design lab activities that facilitate good experimental design and data collection and how to effectively teach students data analysis. Using their data, students will build a poster presentation and participate in a gallery walk to engage in collaborative learning.

The course comes with a downloadable PDF of the content, a planning document to support you in your experiment design, and a poster presentation plan. There is also a poster template you can provide to students, ensuring their presentations will be targeted and thorough.


  1. The Science Poster for the GT Student Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with guidance on how to integrate poster presentations into your GT science classroom. The course 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 science labs and poster presentations. 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 understanding of GT students and interactions in science.



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: T14755