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  • Presenter: Debra Troxclair, Ph.D
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    The characteristic traits of giftedness are often misinterpreted by parents and other professionals who have little or no training or information about the nature of giftedness. Incorrect interpretations or a misdiagnosis could potentially harm the developing self-concepts of gifted children.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan 
    Core Area: Nature and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Nearly all gifted children will experience at least one period of depression. This can arise from their tendency toward perfectionism, creativity, idealism, and passion. These same qualities can be harnessed as strengths to direct a gifted child toward personal growth and success.

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  • Presenter:Birdie Chesanek
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Negative stereotypes are often associated with those raised in generational poverty. Of all these stereotypes, one of the most damaging in education today is that students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to be gifted. Low verbal skills often mask true giftedness. It’s time to get past the stereotypes and begin uncovering giftedness in our low-SES students.

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  • Presenter:Theresa Biggs M.Ed. 
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Intense, loner, wallflower, focused… these are just a few ways introverts are frequently described. Whether its in the classroom, at home, or on the playground, these reserved individuals often get lost in the shuffle. Although we predominantly live in an extrovert world, it is important to remember that introverted gifted students have so much to offer.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Gifted students are a lot like snowflakes; no two students are alike. While one student might need very little encouragement to excel, motivating the next might feel like trying to wring sap from a tree with bare hands. There’s no sweeping answer to motivation, but there are prescriptive strategies that can help to encourage the gifted underachiever.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan 
    Core Area: Social and Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted children.

    There is no such thing as healthy perfectionism. The demands of perfectionism can inevitably leave gifted students feeling discouraged and burned out, and that can lead to procrastination. Learn from Ms. Comallie-Caplan’s personal journey as she discusses methodology for helping students move past perfectionism and procrastination.

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1 

    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    Imagine making a lifelong, unattainable goal. How would you feel day after day, year after year of continually not reaching your goal? Would it lead to frustration...anxiety...depression? That is the experience of a perfectionist as Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., explains in “Perfectionism in the Gifted Child.” In this 1-hour course, you will learn the different ways perfectionism is expressed and gain practical strategies for helping students overcome failure.


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  • Presenter: Dr. Debra Troxclair, Lamar University 
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary 
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted children.

    Dr. Debbie Troxclair has been following perfectionism research for the past 40 years. Due to her close study of the subject, and her experience as a teacher, Dr. Troxclair presents a course that is rich in insight and resources. Perfection Revisited (for parents), will give your parents a plethora of information, including ALL of her resources, references, and publications referred to in this presentation.

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  • This bundle contains five 6-hour courses by Lisa Van Gemert, each addressing a different core area and aspect giftedness.
     
  • 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.
  • 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: Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    While we have spent energy on finding and implementing a variety of procedures to ensure that gifted children from poverty are identified for our gifted programs, much less energy has been put into building the skills for success that will enable them to flourish in the gifted program. In this course, Dr. Juntune explores strategies to change the way we work with low-SES students.

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  • Presenter: Joyce Juntune, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Children who are raised in poverty or low-income households are much more likely to drop out. Gifted children raised in poverty are particularly at­ risk. But that doesn’t have to be the case. These children can all succeed. They can go to college. They can do wonderful things if someone will take the time to build their complex language skills and verbal memory.

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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 & InstructionCreativity & Instruction, Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary
    Hours: 1

    Are you ready to create an out-of-the-box literature program? Using children’s books in the classroom isn’t just a good way to increase vocabulary and teach literacy. There are other ideas that can be taught through literature too

    The course “Creation Stations: Engaging the Primary G/T Learner,” will teach you how to create a literature program that will help students engage in creative thinking, critical thinking, and communication skills. 

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area:
    Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Leave behind the glitter and glue dots. Creativity in the classroom is less about art projects and more about helping students develop creative thinking skills. In this six-hour course, “Creativity and Instructional Strategies,” Lisa Van Gemert guides teachers through an in-depth look at how to bring creative instruction into their classrooms. Discover resources, inspiration, and knowledge that will make educators excited about teaching with creativity.

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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: Andi McNair
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3


    If what we’re teaching isn’t meaningful to our students, it’s a waste of our time and theirs. This is one of Andi McNair’s core beliefs, and in this lesson she invites you to join her in exploring what matters most to our students, why it matters to them, and how we can change the way we teach in order to ensure we reach them before it’s too late. 

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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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  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Juntune, Texas A&M University
    Core Area: Creativity & Instruction
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3
     


    When do gifted students, and all students, learn and flourish? They say a student doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. As a teacher, the way to show this is by building relationships. When you foster learning relationships in your classroom, every student will begin to flourish. There are specific skills and strategies that help promote successful learning partnerships.

    Dr. Joyce Juntune not only teaches you those strategies, she helps you create a roadmap for your classroom. Once the skills are in place you can trust students more to do something on their own initiative!

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


    Just like peanut butter, bananas, and chocolate, sometimes three things can go together in perfect harmony. In this course, STEM, differentiation, and practical application come together to create relevant and useful applications in your gifted and talented classroom.

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  • Presenter: Carol Raymond, EA Young Academy
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Access 32 strategies, tips, and techniques to make math differentiation for gifted children in the regular classroom simple and fun. The wide variety of options in this course are presented in an engaging A-Z format for you to pick and choose from, and many of them could be easily implemented in your classroom immediately so you and your students can start benefiting right away!

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Like flowers in a garden, student in a classroom require different strategies to help them grow and thrive. Learning differentiation is key on the road to becoming a master teacher. In this course, Gifted Guru-Lisa Van Gemert, presents approachable ways you can begin to differentiate and help every student excel.

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum/Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondar
    y
    Hours: 1  

    In “Differentiation Made Easy Low Prep Potpourri,” Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., offers a variety of activities to help you differentiate across content areas in your classroom. From listening centers to more organized activities like Sociograms, which help students connect ideas in books, each option is low-prep and easy to execute!

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


    Join Dr. Juntune as she walks you through the unique minds of gifted children and explains why they need differentiation. She addresses how to practice individualized differentiation on a daily basis without placing a taxing workload on educators.

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  • Presenter: Sarah Wiseman, Frisco ISD
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary|Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Students who possess a psychomotor over excitability, a verbal and physical intensity common to the gifted, can leave teachers wondering, "What am I going to do with this ball of energy?" These students can cause disruptions, but it is possible to channel their energy in a positive way.

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  • Presenters: Colin Seale
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies, Planning 1.3, Instruction 2.1, Learning Environment 3.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.2
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Let’s be honest — when it comes to helping students reach their full potential, social capital matters. The fear of losing it can be a serious barrier for some students, especially students of color. In this course, Colin Seale, the founder of thinkLaw, lays out engaging and provocative strategies for addressing this critical issue.
  • Presenter: John Linney, Impact Associates
    Core Area: Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    The statistics on bullying are sobering. According to one recent report, one in four students report being bullied at school. Now more than ever before teachers need tools and resources to help identify and prevent bullying.

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1
     

    Brains, talent, finesse…can a gifted student really have it all? Yes and no. Learn why many gifted students struggle with emotional intelligence, and how you can support and develop them as complex emotional beings.

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  • Presenter: Nicole Shannon, Round Rock ISD
    Core Area: Creativity & Instruction
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Encouraging creativity in the classroom is more important than ever before. Creativity is no longer a concept isolated to art and music, it should be integrated into every discipline taught in school. Find out how to provide students a safe environment for creativity, opportunities to flex creative muscles, guidance and modeling in creative risk taking, and encouragement in creative. 


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  • Presenter: James Webb, Ph.D. 
    Core Area: Identification & Assessment 
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 1

    It is a stunning and tragic statistic that as many as half of gifted students go unidentified in our schools every year. These students are being underserved and we, as a nation, are missing out on the talents and abilities they have to offer. In this course James Webb explains why so many of these students are slipping through the cracks and teaches how to recognize them and how to serve them.

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  • Presenter: David Sebek, GT Innovators
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    The internet has changed the way we do life. Not only are students learning in new ways, they must also be prepared for a future that is developing so rapidly, we cannot know what it will be like for them.

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

    Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it: use game design and theory to maximize student engagement. All of us desire to engage in something bigger than we are—an epic mission taking us on a journey to a new place. Our students are no exception. In this course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., teaches you how to use gamification to solve a problem and engage your audience in new ways.


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  • Presenter: Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Becoming a teacher in the gifted and talented program in Texas is both rewarding and educational. Whether you’re preparing for your TExES exam or simply looking for an opportunity gain new insight as you complete your 6-hour update, this course is for you!

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  • Presenter: Dr. Lynette Breedlove
    Core Area: Identification & Assessment, Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3


    Do you know if your gifted students are being challenged enough in the classroom? Teachers of gifted students need to take special care to make sure that they are creating an environment where their students can thrive. In this course, educators will gain an in-depth knowledge about gifted students and how to make their classroom a place where gifted students are equipped for success. Come and discover the definition of giftedness, differentiated strategies for gifted students, and more in this 3-hour series.   


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  • Presenter: Dr. Michael Sayler, University of North Texas
    Core Area: Nature & Needs, Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1
     


    Have you ever wondered about that one gifted student who showed so much promise, yet somehow struggled to find success in life? Talent alone is not enough.
    In this course, Dr. Sayler invites us to turn our classrooms into an environment where students can flourish. You’ll explore how to develop talents, character, and integrity in your students, all of which are invaluable for training gifted students to thrive in life.
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  • Presenter: Debra Troxclair, Ph.D
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    The characteristic traits of giftedness are often misinterpreted by parents and other professionals who have little or no training or information about the nature of giftedness. Incorrect interpretations or a misdiagnosis could potentially harm the developing self-concepts of gifted children.

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  • Presenter: Benny Hickerson 
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies 
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 1

    Given the challenges facing society today, we need our G/T students stepping into leadership roles and offering creative solutions more than ever before. When we provide the right instruction and an atmosphere that encourages creativity, our students don’t have to wait for the future to begin making a difference; they can help change the world today!

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  • Presenter: Nicole Shannon, TAGT
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    What makes a student, or anyone for that matter, successful? You might be surprised to find that it isn’t social intelligence, physical health, good looks, or even IQ. The one trait that sets apart the mediocre from the truly exceptional: Grit. But grit can be a tough concept to teach to your gifted students. Get tips and strategies to encourage perseverance and growth-mindsets in your class.

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

    Imagine this vibrant learning scene: groups of students, working busily to accomplish tasks within their groups, all listening and engaging together. That is the utopia of small group learning. However, it takes more than arranging a few desks and handing out instructions for this ideal learning situation to occur. Planning and strategy are necessary. In this course, you will learn how to set up groups for success and how to assess their effectiveness.


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  • Presenter: Mary Ann Clark, TAGT
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Imagine the frustration of being a gifted student with endless potential, but simultaneously struggling with a learning disability that hinders you every step of the way! One of the greatest needs for students with learning disabilities is help organizing their thoughts. Get tips and insights to help provide that structure so your twice exceptional students can thrive.

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  • Presenter: Jennifer Leal, TAGT
    Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Students begin their journey as readers with simple phonic lessons, but even with the apparent ability to read, many grow and struggle to garner meaning from text - a skill that goes far beyond identifying words. Learn how to recognize reading skill gaps and how to teach your gifted students to think critically about the texts they read.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Paige McCord, TAGT
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Solid G/T education depends on strategies that not only allow students to delve deeply into content, but to notice the interdisciplinary connections across various areas. Trainer Paige McCord lends her passion for productive G/T education to this informative course that will get you comfortable using depth and complexity prompts to enrich your classroom.

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  • Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
    Core Area: Nature and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Nearly all gifted students will experience at least one period of depression. This can arise from their tendency toward perfectionism, creativity, idealism, and passion. These same qualities can be harnessed as strengths to direct a gifted student toward personal growth and success.

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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 6


    Dive deep into the world of gifted students! In this six-hour course, “Identification & Assessment of the Gifted,” educators will learn the history of gifted education, characteristics of gifted students, and how to assess and identify gifted children. After taking this course, educators will have a thorough knowledge of exactly what it means to be gifted.

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  • Presenter: David Lohman, Ph.D., University of Iowa
    Core Area: Identification & Assessment
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Most school districts screen students for possible inclusion in their talent-development programs. How effective are these screening methods at truly identifying talent? Delve into the world of identification to discover more effective and inclusive methods of recognizing gifted and talented students.

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


    Negative stereotypes are often associated with those raised in generational poverty. Of all these stereotypes, one of the most damaging in education today is that students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds are less likely to be gifted. Low verbal skills often mask true giftedness. It’s time to get past the stereotypes and begin uncovering giftedness in our low-SES students.

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


    Creativity is elusive. It’s hard to put a grade on, or test for creativity. As a result, it is often devalued in traditional learning environments. Bob Iseminger believes that infusing creativity back into our classrooms is essential for the success of our gifted and talented students.

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  • Presenter: Carrie Simpson, Ph.D.
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum, Social & Emotional
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Differentiated instruction has developed a bad reputation in the Advanced Placement (AP) world. This is unfortunate because every student, from the advanced learner to the SPED learner, can benefit when educators have a firm grasp on how to use differentiation.

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  • Presenter: Sheila Mulbry, Round Rock ISD 
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 1 

    Challenging gifted students in the regular classroom can be overwhelming. Discover how to engage gifted students in authentic learning experiences that take them beyond the confines of regular classroom curriculum.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Joyce Juntune 
    Core Area: Identification & Assessment 
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
    Hours: 1 

    Intelligence has become a taboo subject in some educational circles. Rather than than avoiding the subject, hit the issue head-on by addressing some of the myths associated with the concept of intelligence particularly in the classroom setting. 


  • Presenter:Theresa Biggs M.Ed.
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Intense, loner, wallflower, focused… these are just a few ways introverts are frequently described. Whether its in the classroom, at home, or on the playground, these reserved individuals often get lost in the shuffle. Although we predominantly live in an extrovert world, it is important to remember that introverted gifted students have so much to offer.

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  • Presenter: Dr. Katherine McKnight, McKnight
    Core Area: Creativity and Instructional Strategies
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 3

    Learning centers are a wonderful way to bring interactive, engaging learning into your classroom--and they are perfect for differentiated instruction. But how do you know if you're making the most of your learning centers? In this helpful course from Katie McKnight, Ph.D., you'll get strategies and a helpful checklist to make your centers effective. 
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  • Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Nature & Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1

    Part advice, part storytelling, this course offers inspiration for your own journey as well as wisdom to inspire your gifted students to focus on their vision for the future. In “Letters to the Young Gifted,” Lisa Van Gemert, M. Ed.T., shares a message that we can pass along to the next generation of lifelong learners that is both timeless and completely relevant. 

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  • Presenter: Clint Rodriguez
    Core Area: Identification & Assessment
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    Are you looking for ways to better identify, support, and retain gifted students? In this course, Secondary GT Specialist Clint Rodriguez shares strategies that educators from GT, AVID, SPED, and ESL can use to partner together to support overlapping students. You’ll discover why collaboration is better than competition when it comes to providing resources to help gifted students thrive.  


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