Elementary

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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 and 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 and Needs
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
    Hours: 1


    This course is intended for parents of gifted students.

    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: 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: Nature & Needs 
    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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  • 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.
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    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: 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: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
    Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
    Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary

    Hours: 6
     

    Differentiation is a much discussed and extremely important topic in education. However, many teachers may still be struggling to implement it. How do you reach many students at different levels of readiness and knowledge? In this 6-hour course, Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed.T., will take you through the book “Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom,” providing discussion, reflection, and practical tips for implementation in your classroom today!




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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: 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: 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.   Add to Cart or Click Here for District Pricing
     
  • Presenter: Ashleigh Murphy &; Nancy Bryant, Katy ISD
    Core Area: Creativity & Instruction
    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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