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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)
  • WISD Online Training - 30-Hour Foundation Training [will be ongoing throughout the school year] - see Eduphoria; two summer sessions will be posted soon in a modified format (part face-to-face, part online)
  • in-district 6 Hour Update (see Eduphoria for postings)
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)
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
For Differentiation Resources, email me at arogers@willisisd.org for access to the Differentiation shared folder.