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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)
  • COMING SOON! free or low-cost Out of District 6-Hour Update opportunities
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
Life Practice Learning: http://gingerlewman.com/
Great Resources about Gifted Students & Teaching them:
#GTchat on Twitter - Thursdays (beginning 11/2/17) at 7pm CST, just follow @GTchatmod for reminders. You can see archived transcripts on their Storify page (shttps://storify.com/gtchatmod) or the #GTchat Blog at: https://globalgtchatpoweredbytagt.wordpress.com/ 
Blue Cereal Education(outstanding webpage with lots of high-level resources and activities for Middle and High School History/Social Studies)http://bluecerealeducation.com/
Life Practice Learning: http://gingerlewman.com/
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.