Consulting with Educators | Services | Institute for Educational Advancement

IEA can work with educators to develop a plan that helps your gifted students excel.

Much like the Optimal Match and Whole Child methodology we apply to our gifted students, we will work with you to develop a customized, tailored approach that works for everyone involved. We will also provide you with the latest research, the best emerging practices, and practical information you can use on day one.

Teacher Training


School and District Training Seminars are carefully designed around the diverse needs of school districts. IEA’s staff of trained professionals will create a seminar for teachers, principals, and other school and/or district staff members on how to meet the needs of their gifted population.

Seminars take place on or off school sites and range from one day to one week in length. All seminars are designed on an individual basis, with content including, but not limited to the following:

• Characteristics and identification of the gifted child
• The social and emotional needs of the gifted child
• Assessment
• Public policy in gifted education
• Differentiated instruction
• Classroom strategies
• Educational considerations for the gifted child

In addition to the seminars, IEA provides all necessary materials and supplemental readings. Contact IEA for more information on bringing IEA’s teacher training services to your school.

System-Wide Solutions


IEA also consults with schools and districts to help create, implement, or update programs for gifted students. The fee schedule for school and district training seminars is determined on a case-by-case basis.



• Supports school and school districts as they design and implement gifted programs

• Affords teachers and administrators an understanding of the unique needs of gifted students and provides these professionals with the tools they need to appropriately challenge, support, and foster gifted students’ love of learning

• Early identification and intervention of gifted students

• National, state, and local policies affecting gifted education

• Best practices in teaching gifted students in the classroom

• The role of supplemental programs for gifted students


Past topics have included:

• Characteristics of gifted students

• Overexciteabilities, intensities, and social-emotional needs of gifted students

• Motivating the underachieving gifted student