Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Diane Cassidy is uniquely qualified to present this seminar. With many years of experience as a teacher of gifted students, gifted resource facilitator and administrator, Diane know what works and what doesn't when it comes to the effective instruction of gifted students. A passionate advocate for the needs of gifted students, Diane has been recognized at the state and national levels for her leadership in gifted education.

A frequent presenter on gifted education topics at state and regional conferences, she is a the author of Practical Strategies for Better Meeting the Academic and Social-Emotional Needs of Your GIFTED/TALENTED STUDENTS (Grades 1-8) the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Participants leave Dianne's presentations equipped with a renewed perspective on working with gifted students and a wealth of proven strategies they can use immediately to better meet the academic and social-emotional needs of their high achieving students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Diane presented the best professional development class I have ever attended. I am leaving with so many new ideas and I've been teaching for 22 years."

"Diane shared a variety of curricular examples helped me see how this could really work in my class."

"Diane's seminar changed my thinking about gifted students and my role in teaching them."

"Diane's handbook is full of information and ready-to-use ideas that I am excited to try tomorrow."

"Diane's knowledge of gifted students is remarkable. She doesn't just 'talk the talk.' She has 'walked the walk' and this gives her credibility."

"Thanks to Diane's seminar, I know my lesson planning will be of a higher quality for gifted students even if I just try adding one or two steps at a time."

"I really appreciate the clarity in Diane's seminar. Differentiation finally makes sense to me! She makes it simpler to understand and implement."