The Region One ESC Advanced Academics Department offers several ways educators and counselors may participate in training mandated by the State of Texas in support of students identified as Gifted and Talented. Training sessions found in our Professional Development System are pre-scheduled and delivered at Region One ESC-selected sites. You may contact the department to schedule and host onsite training sessions at a location of your choosing, and a full range of online courses are available.
2020-2021 Online GT Courses for Mandatory 30-hour Training and 6-hour UpdatesAre you assigned to teach or support students identified as Gifted and Talented and are unable to participate in group training sessions? We offer authorized, online e-courses as a convenience to help you and your district meet training mandates. To take the online courses, you must pre-register with Region One ESC. You will receive instructions on how to access the online courses after you provide a copy of your purchase order to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Click here to view a flyer containing workshop numbers.
2020-2021 Continuing 6 hours for Teachers of the Gifted for Administrators and Counselors (online)
Administrators and counselors must participate in training sessions designed specifically to support their respective roles in assuring students identified as gifted and talented receive appropriate educational opportunities. We offer two sessions this year specifically for administrators and counselors. Click the link below to access information about this workshop.
2020-2021 Gifted and Talented Coordinators Meetings
Region One ESC hosts no-cost GT Coordinators Meetings at which participants receive program updates from the Texas Education Agency, share best-practices, and help shepherd delivery of appropriate gifted and talented services in our area.
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Equity in Gifted Education Program and Services
The State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students states an expectation that "the population of the gifted/ talented services program is closely reflective of the population of the total district and or campus". The link below contains a brochure that you may share with others to help inform about what is in the State Plan.
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As a reminder, sessions are pre-scheduled and available annually through the Region One ESC Professional Development (PD) System (www.esc1.net/staffdevelopment) and may also be delivered at your school/district location. In the PD System, registrants may select from onsite sessions held at a Region One ESC facility or online courses approved by the state. To schedule training at your site, contact Patricia "Patty" Rendon at email@example.com.Region One ESC also brings in experts in the field of Gifted and Talented education for special workshops.