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  • Finding the time to get new G/T teachers trained can be challenging. This 30-hour package was created to get your new teachers started as quickly as possible! It’s five courses in one, taught by one of the leading minds in gifted education, and available online 24/7.
  • 6 Hour Bundle

    $90.00
    Get the TAGT 6 Hour Bundle today, choose the courses you want to take at a later time!

  • This package contains six 1-hour courses by Lori Comallie-Caplan, each addressing a different aspect of the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students.
  • Presenter: Brian Housand, Ph.D., East Carolina University
    Core Area: Creativity & Instruction
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Technology is everywhere and for many teachers, understanding technology can be like trying to understand a new language. It can be difficult to learn, let alone know which tech tools are worth using in the classroom and how to use them.

    In “60 Tech Tools in 60 Minutes,” Dr. Housand gives us a crash course on tools that you can use in your classroom. It only takes an hour to figure out which tools you can use for your classroom.

    Just imagine being able to leverage one of these tech tools and what it can do for your classroom. Your students will get more out of their experience and your teaching career can be even more fulfilling!

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  • Presenter: Kathryn Pabst Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies Grade Level: Secondary Hours: 1

    It is critical that college bound gifted students develop strong writing skills that they can fluidly translate across content areas, apply to critical thinking, and verbal communication skills. In this course, you will learn how to craft an AP language class around a central theme and pull many examples of modern and historical literature.

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  • Presenter: Katherine McKnight, McKnight
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    There is a big difference between being argumentative and fine tuning the skills of argumentative writing. In this workshop-style course, you will learn the basics of excellent argumentation and how to teach your students to support their claims in writing using texts, topics, and evidence.



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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies|Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    How do you evaluate G/T strategies in the classroom when none of your instruments are designed for them? Discover user-friendly ways to get a clearer picture the next time you assess gifted strategies in the classroom.



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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    “I'm bored!!!” This is a dreaded phrase for parents and teachers alike. But there is more to it than you might realize. Boredom itself is an extremely interesting topic to study, and understanding it better will help you engage students in meaningful ways and overcome the mental block that boredom can cause. In this 1-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., explains the research on boredom and how to conquer it in the classroom.  



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  • Presenter: John DeLandtsheer
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    As a teacher and administrator, Mr. Delandtsheer has come to embrace the philosophy “Whoever does the work gets smarter.” He explains, we may need to revisit the type of work that is required of students and how we view them in order for our children to succeed in the 21st century.

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  • Presenter: Bob Iseminger, Pieces of Learning
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    What good is a tool if we do not teach a child how to use it? If information is a tool, critical thinking skills are the key to making that information useful for our students. In this course, you will learn how technology in the 21st century has changed the way G/T students interact with information and how it helps them build critical thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.  



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  • Presenter: Bob Iseminger
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Can you imagine driving a race car with only bicycle brakes to stop you? In this digital age, our students' brains have been trained like race cars by the volume and speed of information that they have been processing since a very young age. But what happens when they must slow down and process information in a non-digital setting, like a classroom? In this course you will learn how to identify the effects of digital media on students and how to apply proven methods for adding depth and complexity to your AP and pre-AP classrooms.

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  • Presenter: Ian Byrd, Byrdseed
    Core Area: Differentiated Instruction
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Math: You either love it or you hate it. But, does it have to be that way? Math can be fun, creative, and differentiated for G/T students. Using real world problems, you will excite and engage even the math haters in your classroom.

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  • Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
    Core Area: Nature & Needs | Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6

    Underachievers have many reasons (or excuses) for not working up to their full potential. Some of them are easy to identify in the classroom. However, there is a little-recognized group of hidden underachievers, who are easy to miss because they hide in plain sight. 

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  • Presenter: Brenda Davis
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if you could make clear sense of a situation or subject right when you needed to? The Six Thinking Hats strategy is a straight-forward, memorable tool to help you think effectively and clearly, without relying on the benefit of hindsight, and it’s a perfect critical thinking skill for G/T students.

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  • Presenter: Joyce Juntune
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Gifted students can be found in all walks of life. With more than seventeen percent of Texans living in poverty, it is vital that educators understand the different perspectives and challenges that create achievement gaps for gifted students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Learning how to close these gaps for gifted students can help you set them up for success throughout life.


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  • Presenter: Ashleigh Murphy &; Nancy Bryant, Katy ISD
    Core Area: Creativity & Instruction
    Grade Level: Elementary
    Hours: 1

    Ugly, fat, dumb, weak, slow: these are the types of negative labels students can spend a lifetime trying to overcome. But what about the positive labels like gifted, talented, smart, or funny? Those can have negative side effects as well.

    The Creation Stations: Engaging the Primary G/T Learner course will teach you strategies to help your gifted students begin to transcend both good and bad labels through newly taught creative thinking skills.



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  • Presenters: Dr. Richard Cash & Dr. Katherine McKnight, Learner Innovations
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3


    The speed of information and access to it has transformed the way we relate to learning in the 21st century. However, creativity still has an important role to play in student learning, particularly in literacy learning. Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., and Katie McKnight, Ph.D., team up for this informative and fun 3-hour course on how to use creativity and improv to improve literacy learning. 




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  • Presenter: Carolyn Coil, Pieces of Learning
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Two recent studies have shown that creativity in students has been on the decline since 1990, yet creativity has been identified as one of the four most important learning and innovation skills for the 21st century. Reverse this trend in your classroom with activities that encourage creative problem solving.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Diane Heacox, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Do you know the difference between differentiation and cooperative learning? Do you group students by likeness or by differences? In this informative and interactive course, Diane Heacox, Ph.D., explains what makes differentiation different! While you may have been using some differentiation activities in your classroom, this course will help you tap into the true power of this type of learning instruction.

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  • Presenter: Andi McNair, TAGT
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3
     

    Genius hour is an out-of-the-box venture that allows students to take charge and follow through with a project that will impact their community. Students have total ownership from the initial stage of research, to collaborating with an expert, to carrying out the project with passion, and sharing it with the world--or at least Snapchat! Learn how to make genius hour an exciting part of your class.
  • Presenter: Richard Cash, NRich Educational
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3

    Fostering high levels of thinking, valuing process over product, and creating a framework for evaluating complex information are some of the topics covered in this comprehensive course. Find out how you can implement these effectively for your gifted secondary students!

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1
     

    Are great teachers born or made? In this 1-hour course Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., answers this question and offers inspiration that will pump you up to become the best teacher you can be. Spoiler alert: you have what it takes!

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  • Presenter: Bob Iseminger
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    How can an educator facilitate quality, challenging, level-appropriate lessons with a classroom that ranges from lower-level to gifted and talented students? You can successfully tackle the task by taking Bob Iseminger’s course and learning how to utilize differentiation, promote critical and creative thinking skills, adapt teaching methods to the changing brains of this digital media generation and much more.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Juntune, Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies 
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 6

    Knowledge is no longer a competitive advantage. The job market is flooded with applicants who possess the knowledge necessary to complete a job. However, in today’s world creativity and creative thinking are the skills that prepare our students for success. Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., is passionate about teaching educators to both inspire academic achievement and develop creative thinking in the classroom.   



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