• What counts for a GT Update?

    In order for teachers to get the GT credit, the required GT updates should meet some or all of the following criteria:

    Designed specifically to prepare teachers to meet the needs of gifted students.
    Designed specifically to provide teacher with content knowledge above and beyond, that gained in a typical undergraduate teacher-preparation program.
    Designed based on identified needs of the district or GT students.
    Designed to increase understanding of nature and needs of GT students.
    Provided by an expert in gifted education or
    Provided by an expert (practitioner-level) in the content area. 

    For the 2019-2020 School Year-Academic Services has approved:

    TAGT OnDemand online course for the 6 Hour Update  

     

    Courses that substitute for the Core will count only towards the last three core couses. Nature & needs and Identification & Assessment must be taken face to face.
     

    Trainings That Count Toward G/T Update (must be a minimum of 6 hours)

     
    • TAGT OnDemand On-line Training for Core and Update
    • Project Lead the Way (18 hours count towards G/T Core ADC, CCT, and MDI)
    • National Math & Science Institute (18 hours count towards G/T Core ADC, CCT and MDI)
    • Springboard Training (18 hours count towards G/T Core ADC, CCT and MDI)
    • AP Summer Institutes (18 hours count towards G/T Core ADC, CCT and MDI)
    • IB Summer Institute (18 hours count towards G/T Core ADC, CCT and MDI)
    • AVID Summer Institute (Sessions as approved by the Advanced Academics Department)
    • SISD DNA Conference (Sessions as approved by the Advanced Academics Department)
    • Gifted and Talented Plus Conference
    • Texas Association for Gifted and Talented Conference
    • Region 19: Culture, Caring and the Classroom Conference
    • The Master Teacher: Top 20 Training

    For questions, please call or email:

    Nancy Franklin
    Advanced Academics Coordinator
    915-937-1682
    nfrank@sisd.net 

Last Modified on April 8, 2020