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GT Training Options (the links below are to free, or low-cost out of district GT trainings in our area that are available in the coming months)
 
GT PD Flyer 1718
 
Past Trainings (see handouts/slideshows linked below)
 
Teachers who serve identified Gifted & Talented students in Texas are required to complete the 30-Hour GT Foundation course, as well as an annual 6-Hour Update thereafter.  This training may not be replaced by SBEC GT Supplemental Certification per TEA
 
Texas Education Agency-created GT Curriculum: Texas Performance Standards Project
 
Project-Based Learning Resources
 
Great Resources about Gifted Students & Teaching them:
 
Excellent Article/Video from Eduphoria about Student Engagement and Project Choice:
[a blog written by a classroom teacher who works with gifted students]
 
Ian Byrd of Byrdseed.com's Website to Design Differentiated Products (student-friendly) or Respond to Literature:
 
Mensa for Kids - Teacher Resources and Lessons
 
Mensa for Kids Reading Program & Reading Lists (great free resource with awesome prizes)
 
Bertie Kingore's Information about the Difference between Bright vs. Gifted vs Creative
 
Genius Club - a teacher set up a genius club in her class for web-based research individual assignments...try setting up your own.
 
Ideas about working with Gifted kids
 
Tic Tac Toe Menu Examples using Revised Bloom's Taxonomy (see attachments below)
 
Working with Perfectionism in the Classroom
 
NEW! Classroom Posters about Learning (see attachment below)
 
For Differentiation Resources, email me at arogers@willisisd.org for access to the Differentiation shared folder.