Christine L Weber

Associate Professor

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Differentiation, Conceptual Teaching, Assessment, and Gifted Education 

Education

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Texas A & M University
1989

Administration Coursework
Sam Houston University
1985

M.A. Special/Gifted Education
University of Southern Mississippi
1984

B.A. Elementary Education Pre K-6
St. Joseph's College
1982

Biography

Dr. Christine Weber is an Associate Professor of Childhood Education at the University of North Florida instructing teachers in strategies for conceptual teaching and learning, assessment tools, and gifted endorsement. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

Dr. Weber’s research interests include extensive work in gifted education. She has been a member of the Editorial Review Board for Gifted Child Today since 1998. She was the Principal Investigator for eight years for the Working on Gifted Issues Project, a grant project funded by the Florida Department of Education. Under her leadership, the Florida’s Frameworks for K-12 Gifted Learners was developed and disseminated to all school districts in the state.

 

Dr. Weber has published numerous articles and presented at state, national, and international conferences on a wide variety of topics such as graphic organizers, parenting the gifted, curriculum design for the gifted, and assessment strategies.. She has published many articles which can be found in Gifted Child Today, Gifted Education Press Quarterly, the Journal of Faculty Development, Voices in the Middle, Understanding Our Gifted, Florida Educational Leadership, and The Florida Reading Journal. She has published an article with a colleague from the Florida Department of Education is on “Meeting the needs of gifted students through online programs” in Distance Learning.

 

She currently serves as the Representative Assembly for CEC-TAG, Secretary for the NAGC Professional Development Network and Co-chair of Awards for the Research & Evaluation Network. Her recent books with co-authors Cecelia Boswell and Wendy Behrens include Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners: A Case Studies Approach (2016) and Exploring Critical Issues in Gifted Education: A Case Studies Approach (2014) which also received a 2014 Legacy Book Award nomination from the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT). She also co-authored a book chapter “Gifted students and advanced readers” in Ebooks for Elementary School (2015).

Awards

UNF Full Pay Sabbatical, Fall 2012
UNF Distinguished Professor Award Finalist, 2012
UNF Distinguished Professor Award Finalist, 2011
UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award – Recipient 2007-08
UNF Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award – Finalist 2005-06, 2006-07
Medaille Four Year Scholarship (1978). St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY
 

Affiliations

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Council for Exceptional Children/The Association for the Gifted (CEC/TAG)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
Florida Association for the Gifted and Talented (FLAG)
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Externally Funded Grants
Weber, C.L. (2010). Working on gifted issues 2010-11. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $127,164).
Weber, C.L. (2009.). Working on gifted issues 2009-10. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $132,066).
Weber, C. L. (2008). Working on gifted issues - Disproportionality, curriculum frameworks, endorsement trainers meeting, parent guidance, state advisory committee, online courses, and university support. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $212,205).

Weber, C. L. (2007). Working on gifted issues - Disproportionality, curriculum frameworks, gifted resource book, parent meetings, advisory committee, advance descriptors, and university meeting. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $269,000).

Weber, C. L. (2006). Working on gifted issues - Disproportionality, curriculum frameworks, gifted handbook, and parent meetings. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $200,000).

Weber, C. L. (2006). Governor’s summer program for gifted and high achieving students. (Project Evaluator). Florida Department of Education (Grant awarded $25,000).

Weber, C. L. (2005). Working on gifted issues - Disproportionality, secondary services, and curriculum frameworks. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $200,000).

Weber, C. L. (2005). Governor’s summer program for gifted and high achieving students. (Project Evaluator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $25,000).

Weber, C. L. (2004). Working on gifted issues - Disproportionality and secondary services. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $150,000).

Weber, C. L. (2003). Working on gifted issues - Disproportionality and secondary services. (Principal Investigator). Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $150,000).

Weber, C. L. (2002). Working on gifted issues – Curriculum development for the gifted. Florida Department of Education. (Grant awarded $3000).


Internally Funded Grants
Weber, C. L. (2016). Camp Composition: Florida Writes! (Director). ($2400 awarded by Deerwood Rotary).

Weber, C. L. (2015). Camp Composition: Florida Writes! (Director). ($2400 awarded by Deerwood Rotary).

Weber, C. L., & O’Farrell, C.A. (2014). Maximizing Potential: Preparing Pre-service Teachers to Implement Differentiation Strategies. Dean’s Education Advisory Council (DEAC). (Partially awarded through the Dean’s office $500).

Weber, C. L. (2014). Implementing Differentiated Instruction for Gifted and Advanced Learners: A Case Studies Approach. COEHS Faculty Support Grant–Scholarship. (Partially awarded $500).

Weber, C. L. (2014). Camp Composition: Florida Writes! (Director), Dean’s Education Advisory Council (DEAC). Finalist. (Grant not awarded, $3,000). $2400 provided by Deerwood Rotary.

Weber, C. L. (2013). Camp Composition: Florida Writes! (Director), Dean’s Education Advisory Council (DEAC). Finalist. (Grant not awarded, $3,000). ($2400 provided by Deerwood Rotary).

Weber, C. L. (2012). Camp Composition: Florida Writes! (Co-director), UNF Foundation Board Initiative. Finalist. (Grant not awarded, $18,000).

Weber, C. L. (2012). Camp Composition: Florida Writes! (Director), Dean’s Education Advisory Council (DEAC). Finalist. (Grant not awarded, $3,000). ($2400 provided by Deerwood Rotary).
 

Publications & Presentations

Books

Weber, C. L., Behrens, W. A., & Boswell, C. (2016). Differentiated instruction for gifted learners: A case studies approach. Austin, TX: Prufrock Press co-published with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Weber, C. L., Boswell, C., & Behrens, W. A. (2014). Exploring critical issues in gifted education: A case studies approach. Austin, TX: Prufrock Press co-published with the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). Received a 2014 Legacy Book Award nomination from the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT).

 

Chapter in a Book

Cavanaugh T. W., & Weber, C. L. (2015). Gifted students and advanced readers. In T. W. Cavanaugh Ebooks for Elementary School. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

 

Educational Manuals

Weber, C. L., Graffam, B., Handley, M., Henderson, W., Kesler, M., O’Meara, J., Orr, M., Rawlins, S., & Stanley, L. (2007). Florida’s frameworks for K-12 gifted learners. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Education.

 

Other Scholarly Contributions

Weber, C.L. (Spring 2016). Professional development options for helping teachers provide optimal educational opportunities for academically diverse learners using tiered assignments. TAG Update, 1, 6-7. Retrieved from http://cectag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Spring-2016.pdf

 

Articles (International)
Weber, C. L. (2015). Professional development for implementing differentiation in U.S. independent schools. Journal Für Begabtenförderung (Journal for the Advancement of the Gifted), 2015(1), 43-56. [Invited]

Eriksson, G., Weber, C. L., & Kirsch, L. (2012). A comprehensive plan for differentiating the training of teachers of the gifted online at the state, district and university level in Florida, USA. Gifted Education International. 28(1), 41-57. [Invited]
doi: 10.1177/0261429411424385 Retrieved from http://gei.sagepub.com/content/28/1.toc

 

Articles (National)

Weber, C. L., Johnson, L., & Tripp, S. (2013). Implementing differentiation: A school’s journey. Gifted Child Today. 36(3), 179-186. doi: 10.1177/1076217513486646

Weber, C. L., & Stanley, L. (2012). Educating parents of gifted children: Designing effective workshops for changing parent perceptions. Gifted Child Today, 35(2), 128-136. doi: 10.1177/1076217512437734

Weber, C. L., & Johnsen, S.K. (2012). Teacher professionalism. Gifted Child Today, 35(1), 5.
doi: 10.1177/1076217511429676

Berman, K.S., Schultz, R.A., & Weber, C. L. (2012). A lack of awareness and emphasis in pre-service teacher training experiences: Preconceived beliefs about the gifted and talented. Gifted Child Today, 35(1), 19-26. doi: 10.1177/1076217512437734

Stanley, L., & Weber, C. L. (2010). Providing parents with the information they need: Workshops that succeed. Understanding Our Gifted. 22(2), 18-20.

Weber, C. L., & Smith, D. (2010). Meeting the needs of gifted students through online programs. Distance Learning. 7(2), 43-50. [Invited].

Weber, C. L., Cavanaugh, T. W., & Stanley, N. V. (Winter 2009). Using ebooks to expand literacy experiences for secondary gifted readers. Gifted Education Press Quarterly, 10-15.
Weber, C. L., Boswell, C., & Smith, D. (2008). Different paths to accountability: Defining rigorous outcomes for gifted learners. Gifted Child Today. 31(1), 54-65.
Weber, C. L., Bosnick, J., Langton, L.B., & O’Farrell, C.A. (2007). Preparing high quality elementary teachers: Using conceptually based teaching and learning strategies. Journal of Faculty Development, 21(3), 185-191.

Weber, C. L., & Cavanaugh, T. W. (2006). Promoting reading: Using ebooks with gifted and advanced readers. Gifted Child Today, 29(4), 56-63.

Weber, C. L., & Kovaleski, K. (March, 2006). The challenges and rewards of raising an LD/gifted child: Tommy’s story. Parenting for High Potential, 12-15. [Invited]

Weber, C. L., Colarulli-Daniels, R., & Leinhauser, J.A. (2003). A tale of two principals.
Gifted Child Today, 26(4), 55-62.

Weber, C. L. (1999). Celebrating our future by revisiting our past. Gifted Child Today, 22(6), 58-59, 64.
 

Articles (State)

Weber, C. L., Laukitis, A., & Mitchell, S. (2014). Supporting students’ writing through Camp Composition. Florida English Journal, 49(2), 15-25.

Weber, C. L. (2010). Providing a challenging learning environment for middle school and secondary gifted and advanced readers. Florida Reading Journal, 46(2), 33-39. Retrieved from
http://www.calameo.com/read/000019864a33db0001748?authid=BgqexEPo70jW
Rawlins, S., & Weber, C. L. (November, 2008). Florida’s future: No child left unchallenged. Project WOGI, University of North Florida. (White Paper developed for NAGC, 2008).

Cavanaugh, T., Weber, C. L., & Smith, D. (2007). Statewide professional development supporting curriculum reform in gifted education. Florida Educational Leadership, 8(1), 28-32.

Cavanaugh, T., & Weber, C. L. (2007). Using electronic versions of text as a tool for differentiated reading instruction. Georgia Journal of Reading, 30(1), 17-21.
Weber, C. L. (2000). Responding to student differences: Creating a differentiated classroom. Ohio ASCD Journal, 3(2), 4-6.

Weber, C. L. (1990/91). Nurturing creativity: Parents and teachers working together, OAGC Review, 6(11), 2.

 

Presentations at Refereed Professional Conferences (International)
Weber C. L., & Boswell, C. (2016, April). Providing optimal educational opportunities for academically diverse learners using tiered assignments. Council for Exceptional Children Conference (CEC), St. Louis. MS.

Boswell, C., & Weber. C. L. (2016, April). Exploring issues of identifying twice exceptional learners through case studies. Council for Exceptional Children Conference (CEC), St. Louis. MS.

Weber C. L., & Behrens, W. A. (2015, August). Making differentiation decisions. 21st Biennial Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children International Conference, Odense, Denmark.

Weber C. L., Boswell, C., & Behrens, W. A. (2013, August). Promoting professionalism for educators of the gifted: Implementing decision making strategies to enhance understanding of gifted issues. 20th Biennial Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children International Conference, Louisville, KY.

Weber C. L. (2013, August). A private school’s journey toward implementing differentiation. 20th Biennial Conference, World Council for Gifted and Talented Children International Conference, Louisville, KY.

Weber C. L., & Behrens, W. A. (2012, July). Enhancing professional development using case studies. 12th Asia-Pacific Conference for Giftedness, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

 

Presentations at Refereed Professional Conferences (National)
Weber C. L., & Behrens, W. A. (2015). Providing professional development for making differentiation decisions. National Association for the Gifted Children, Phoenix, AZ.

Weber C. L., Boswell, C., & Behrens, W. A. (2014). Incorporating decision making strategies in professional development through case studies of differentiated instruction. National Association for the Gifted Children, Baltimore, MD.

Weber C. L. (2014). Meeting the professional development needs of independent schools implementing differentiation. National Association for the Gifted Children, Baltimore, MD.

Weber C. L., Boswell, C., & Behrens, W. A. (2013). Supporting the NAGC Standards through professional development. National Association for the Gifted Children, Indianapolis, IN.

Presentations at Refereed Professional Conferences (Regional/State)

Boswell, C., Weber, C. L., & Behrens, W. A. (accepted). Case studies on differentiation for gifted students. Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

Weber, C. L., & Adams, C. A. (2016, April). Using standards based case studies to enhance the understanding of differentiated instruction for diverse learners. ADAGE and Project Elevate, Orlando, FL.

Weber, C. L. (2015, October). Challenging academically diverse learners using tiered assignments. Florida Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Orlando, FL.

Weber, C. L. & Adams, C. M. (2014). Tear free tiered assignments. Florida Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Weber, C. L. (2013, May). Examining issues in gifted education: Making connections to the NAGC Standards. Florida Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Weber, C. L., Johnson, L., & Tripp, S. (2012, May). Implementing differentiation: A school’s journey. Florida Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL.

Weber, C. L., O’Meara, J., & Rawlins, S. (2012, May). What’s the plan? Designing a teacher support system for developing model lessons for gifted learners. Florida Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL.

Weber, C. L. (2012, May). Exploring case studies in professional development. Florida Association for Gifted Children Annual Conference, Sarasota, FL.

 

Invited Speaker at Professional Meetings
Weber, C. L. (2016, June). Creating menus: They are not just for dinner parties! Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, Austin, MN.

Weber, C. L. (2016, June). Where am I going? How concept maps indicate the direction of student learning. Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, Austin, MN.

Weber, C. L. (2014, June). Using case studies to explore critical issues in educating gifted learners. Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, Austin, MN.

Weber, C. L. (2014, June). Planning tiered lessons for depth and complexity. Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, Austin, MN.

Weber, C. L. (2014, June). Designing performance tasks that assess student work. Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium, Austin, MN.

 

Editorialships

Guest Editor, Gifted Child Today, Winter Issue, 2012.
Member, Editorial Review Board, Gifted Child Today, 1998-present.
Editor, Gifted Endorsement Modules, Florida Department of Education, 2005-2010.

 

 


 


 

WeberContact Information

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(904) 620-1754

cweber@unf.edu