• Professional Learning for GT Hours

    Accountability Measures from the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted & Talented Students

    • 5.1 A minimum of thirty (30) clock hours of professional learning that includes nature and needs of gifted/talented students, identification and assessment of gifted/ talented students, and curriculum and instruction for gifted/talented students is required for teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the district’s defined gifted/talented services. Teachers are required to have completed the thirty (30) hours of professional learning prior to their assignment to the district’s gifted/talented services (19 TAC §89.2(1)).
    • 5.2 Teachers without required training who are assigned to provide instruction and services that are part of the district’s defined gifted/ talented services are required to complete the thirty (30) hour training within one semester (19 TAC §89.2(2)). 
    • 5.6 Teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the district’s defined gifted/ talented services receive a minimum of six (6) hours annually of professional development in gifted/talented education that is related to state teacher gifted/talented education standards (19 TAC §89.2(3) and TAC §233.1).

     

     

    Access information for 30 hours of GT training 2021-2022 school year (these courses are open for enrollment.  The courses will begin on JUNE 1, 2021 and remain open til the end of the 2021-2022 school year)

    Access information for 6 hour GT update 2021-2022 school year (these courses are open for enrollment.  The courses will begin on JUNE 1, 2021 and remain open til the end of the 2021-2022 school year)

     

    **GT hours earned in-district (via Canvas or face to face learning) will be documented in Strive.

     

    **GT hours earned outside the district (ie APSI, Region XI trainings, etc...)-documentation must be uploaded into Strive before credit can be awarded. Access information to upload documentation to Strive

    **GT hours earned during the summer are typically applied fo the following school year (ex.  GT hours earned summer 2020 are applied to the 2020-2021 school year).  However, if GT hours were not earned for the previous year, then they will be applied to the previous year first (ex.  GT hours were earned summer 2020, but no GT hours were earned in 2019-2020, then the hours will first be applied to the 2019-2020 school year.)