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Advanced Academics/Talented and Gifted [clear filter]
Monday, July 23
 

8:30am CDT

GT Module 1 - Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 1.1 Knows basic terminology, current definitions, theories, and models of giftedness. 1.2 Identifies characteristics and their effects on academic and social settings. 1.3 Identifies characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands the implications of environment in which gifted and talented students feel these groups' characteristics on programs for the gifted and talented.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 606

8:30am CDT

GT Update - Tech Apps for Successful Differentiation - Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment and differentiation is now easy to do using technology. Differentiating allows all students to be successful and work at their own pace. Programs like Quizalize, Google Expeditions VR, AR, and the VR 360 beta program are just some of the wonderful apps that we will discuss during the course.


Monday July 23, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 603

12:30pm CDT

GT Update K-8: Dive into Inquiry book study. Free Inquiry Projects for Gifted and High Ability Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Read Trevor Mackenzie's Dive Into Inquiry and complete brief online activities (3 credit hrs) leading up to this 3-hour face-to-face workshop. You will need to purchase this book on your own. Instructions for online portion will be sent out prior to class. Participants will learn about resources and lessons to engage students in self-selected research and investigative topics. Learn how to incorporate TEKS with truly student-driven inquiry.

Speakers

Monday July 23, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 739
 
Tuesday, July 24
 

8:30am CDT

GT Module 1 - Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 1.1 Knows basic terminology, current definitions, theories, and models of giftedness. 1.2 Identifies characteristics and their effects on academic and social settings. 1.3 Identifies characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands the implications of environment in which gifted and talented students feel these groups' characteristics on programs for the gifted and talented.

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 740

8:30am CDT

GT Module 2 - Identification and Assessment of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. 2.1 Uses broad-based, multifaceted identification procedures, including varied sources of information and qualitative and quantitative measures that match specific areas of ability. 2.2 Interprets assessment results from both qualitative and quantitative measures to other professionals and parents for their use in determining placement and in planning specific program activities for each gifted and talented student. 2.3 Understands the characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands how to provide equal access to programs for gifted and talented students. 2.4 Understands the characteristics and appropriate use of a wide range of formal, informal, and alternative assessments within the classroom (ie, open-ended assessments, choice in products, etc.).

Speakers

Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 606

8:30am CDT

GT Update - Tech Apps for Successful Differentiation - Secondary
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment and differentiation is now easy to do using technology. Differentiating allows all students to be successful and work at their own pace. Programs like Quizalize, Google Forms, Google Drawings, Google Sites, Google Classroom, Edpuzzle, Quizlet, GIFs, Google Expeditions VR, AR, and the VR 360 beta program are just some of the wonderful apps that we will discuss during the course.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 603

8:30am CDT

GT Update K-8: Differentiation, Creativity, and How to Raise the Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on what differentiation is, learning strategies for differentiation and incorporating creativity into the classroom to boost higher level thinking and collaboration.


Tuesday July 24, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 607
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

8:30am CDT

GT Module 2 - Identification and Assessment of Gifted Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. 2.1 Uses broad-based, multifaceted identification procedures, including varied sources of information and qualitative and quantitative measures that match specific areas of ability. 2.2 Interprets assessment results from both qualitative and quantitative measures to other professionals and parents for their use in determining placement and in planning specific program activities for each gifted and talented student. 2.3 Understands the characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students, such as lower socio-economic income, physically challenged, black, Hispanic, limited-English proficient, and twice-exceptional. Understands how to provide equal access to programs for gifted and talented students. 2.4 Understands the characteristics and appropriate use of a wide range of formal, informal, and alternative assessments within the classroom (ie, open-ended assessments, choice in products, etc.).

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 606

8:30am CDT

GT Module 3 - Social and Emotional Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 3.1 Identifies individuals (family members, teachers, peers, and others) and environments (school, home, and community) that influence the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students. 3.2 Identifies how characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students influence their social and emotional development. 3.3 Uses strategies for nurturing the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students at home and in school. 3.4 Understands approaches for educating and involving parents, the community, and other professionals in supporting gifted and talented children.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 208

8:30am CDT

GT Update - Tech Apps for Successful Differentiation - Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

Formative assessment and differentiation is now easy to do using technology. Differentiating allows all students to be successful and work at their own pace. Programs like Quizalize, Google Expeditions VR, AR, and the VR 360 beta program are just some of the wonderful apps that we will discuss during the course.


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 603

8:30am CDT

GT Update K-12: Examining the Gifted and Talented through Modern Film
Limited Capacity seats available

There are social/emotional characteristics of gifted and talented children. What are they? Which ones do your students possess? Which do you as a teacher posses? How can knowledge of these characteristics help teachers maximize student learning potential? Participants will engage in experiences that lead to student self-knowledge, thereby creating a personal life handbook. Modern film, introspective exercises, and discussion will serve as the learning medium.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 740

8:30am CDT

GT Update K-12: RRISD Identification, Assessment and Local Norms
Limited Capacity seats available

In the 2017-2018 school year RRISD implemented new testing measures as well as a new processes for identification of students in need of gifted services. Come to this session to learn more about the assessments, identification and our updated service model.

Speakers

Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 730
 
Thursday, July 26
 

8:30am CDT

GT Update 3-8: Questioning Skills and Discussion Strategies
Limited Capacity seats available

Differentiate for your gifted and high ability learners through effective questioning and discussion strategies. Incoporate Depth and Complexity Icons into you classroom to reach high levels of thought and interaction.


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
Room 725

8:30am CDT

GT Module 3 - Social and Emotional Needs
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 3.1 Identifies individuals (family members, teachers, peers, and others) and environments (school, home, and community) that influence the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students. 3.2 Identifies how characteristics of special groups of gifted and talented students influence their social and emotional development. 3.3 Uses strategies for nurturing the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students at home and in school. 3.4 Understands approaches for educating and involving parents, the community, and other professionals in supporting gifted and talented children.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 607

8:30am CDT

GT Module 4 - Creativity and Questioning
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 4.1 Understands the characteristics of gifted and talented students and the influence of these characteristics on instructional strategies used in classrooms for the gifted and talented. 4.2 Designs lessons within and across disciplines that teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking in the gifted and talented students. 4.3 Locates and develops resources for assisting gifted and talented students in the fulfillment of their creative potential. 4.4 Adapts the classroom to the learning differences of each gifted and talented learner including the management of large and small groups and independent learning. 4.5 Identifies strategies from gifted education that can be used in the regular classroom


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 207A

10:30am CDT

GT Update K-8: Independent Study Projects for Gifted and High Ability Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Classroom teachers will learn about Independent Study Projects for Gifted and High Ability Learners. Find resources for easily implemented projects. ISP is an excellent differentionat strategy for students in need of a challenge.

Speakers

Thursday July 26, 2018 10:30am - 12:20pm CDT
Room 208

12:30pm CDT

GT Update K-12: Introduction to Depth and Complexity
Limited Capacity seats available

Teacher will get a comprehensive introduction into the Depth and Complexity framework, including icons and practical everyday uses in all subject areas.


Thursday July 26, 2018 12:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 725

1:30pm CDT

GT Update K-12: Transform Your Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

First step in learning, ENGAGEMENT! This workshop will set you on the path of 100% engagement in ALL learners. We will start by learning how to do small things in the classroom that help you gain momentum for the next step, the ultimate goal, room transformations. Cactus Ranch has been implementing a Transformation Room where all teachers have access to it, like a science lab. We use these tools to set the stage for learning. The theme is our platform for teaching lessons that are ARRC aligned. We will look at techniques, rooms, lessons, planning, and more! Our students keep asking, What are we going to learn next....what more could you ask for?


Thursday July 26, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 723
 
Monday, July 30
 

8:30am CDT

GT Module 4 - Creativity and Questioning
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 4.1 Understands the characteristics of gifted and talented students and the influence of these characteristics on instructional strategies used in classrooms for the gifted and talented. 4.2 Designs lessons within and across disciplines that teach strategies for nurturing creative and critical thinking in the gifted and talented students. 4.3 Locates and develops resources for assisting gifted and talented students in the fulfillment of their creative potential. 4.4 Adapts the classroom to the learning differences of each gifted and talented learner including the management of large and small groups and independent learning. 4.5 Identifies strategies from gifted education that can be used in the regular classroom.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 613

8:30am CDT

GT Module 5 - Curriculum Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 5.1 Applies the basic principles of a differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective, and physical development of each gifted and talented student. 5.2 Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive and affective content as related to each academic discipline, to multiple disciplines, and to broad-based themes, issues, and problems. 5.3 Develops activities to encourage original research, independent study, and problem solving that are authentic to each discipline. 5.4 Includes meaningful products in the curriculum that engage the gifted and talented student in real life experiences and promote lifelong learning. 5.5 Collaborates with general education professionals in the development and coordination of programs for gifted and talented students.

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 615

8:30am CDT

GT Update K-12: Bring Depth and Complexity to YOUR Campus
Limited Capacity seats available

Work with our Trainer of Trainers to learn all about Depth and Complexity and how to bring that knowledge back to your campus and provide PD for the staff. In this session, you will learn the framework and recieve the resources for you to implement training at your campus.

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 207B

8:30am CDT

GT Update K-12: Ignite Your Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Our workshop is based on the book The Wild Card by Hope and Wade King and strategies from Bill Perryman’s book 7 Steps to Developing a Language Rich Interactive Classroom. We use the content from the King’s book to generate thinking stems that help teachers to explore risk taking. We use examples and articles to build the scaffolding to take risks. We use Q&A strategies from Perryman’s book to read the articles but also demonstrate how they work and can be easily implemented in your classroom making every student accountable. These strategies have been very successful with our talented and gifted population because they get so tired of the same lessons and techniques and start tuning out. These lessons hold every child accountable, but even better, they are engaged and eager to participate.


Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 607

8:30am CDT

GT Update: A TAG Book Study: Making All Kids Smarter
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a great opportunity for all teachers to learn about strategies and activities for teaching all kids to be thinkers, not just gifted students. In addition to looking at the needs of gifted students, we will look at brain compatible classrooms, differentiation, interdisciplinary thematic instruction, the icons of Depth & Complexity, and questioning strategies that benefit all students. And we'll have some fun while doing it! Teachers will benefit from reading Making All Kids Smarter Strategies That Help All Students Reach Their Highest Potential by John DeLandtsheer prior to the class, but they can still attend if they haven't had a chance to finish the book. Target Audience K-5

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 112

8:30am CDT

GT Update: Cloudy with a Chance of Gifted
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore and analyze different types of gifted students through the film and characters in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Movie will be shown as part of training. No need to watch it ahead of time :)

Speakers

Monday July 30, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 606
 
Tuesday, July 31
 

8:30am CDT

GT Update: K-12 Equity Focus: Assessments and Local Norms for Identification in Diverse Populations
Limited Capacity seats available

Get an overview of the district's use of local norms, assessements, and service options that are directred at improving equity in our district's identification for gifted services. An excellent course for those who serve on campus screening and selection committees.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 615

8:30am CDT

GT Module 5 - Curriculum Differentiation
Limited Capacity seats available

This module is part of the initial 30 hours of GT foundation training. This module focuses on the following objectives: 5.1 Applies the basic principles of a differentiated curriculum to the cognitive, affective, and physical development of each gifted and talented student. 5.2 Demonstrates knowledge of cognitive and affective content as related to each academic discipline, to multiple disciplines, and to broad-based themes, issues, and problems. 5.3 Develops activities to encourage original research, independent study, and problem solving that are authentic to each discipline. 5.4 Includes meaningful products in the curriculum that engage the gifted and talented student in real life experiences and promote lifelong learning. 5.5 Collaborates with general education professionals in the development and coordination of programs for gifted and talented students.

Speakers

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:30am - 3:30pm CDT
Room 208

10:30am CDT

GT Update: K-12 Equity in Gifted Education: A State Initiative
Limited Capacity seats available

Take an in depth look at the report published by TEA that focuses on best practices in identification of gifted students in under-represented populations. In this session you will learn how to look for traits of giftedness in under represented populations.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 10:30am - 12:20pm CDT
Room 615

1:30pm CDT

GT Update: K-5 Use Picture Books to Promote Equity in GT Identification
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to use picture books with characters from diverse backgrousnds to stimulate high order thinking skills and to identifify potential students for gifted services.

Tuesday July 31, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Room 615