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Staff Development

GT Professional Development for 2017-2018 School Year
30 Hour Institute – Must attend all days to earn credit

Session Date/Time Location
Institute for New Teachers of the Gifted July 17-20, 2017 8:00 – 4:30 pm VMA Library

 

Updates for 2017-2018 School Year

Session Date/Time Location
Apple Teacher Training – RMS
https://sanbenito.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=493
*open to select teachers only
March 9, 2017
8:00 – 11:15
RMS
Location: Room B115
Apple Teacher Training – BCMS
https://sanbenito.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=495
*open to select teachers only
March 10, 2017
8:00 – 11:15 (am)
BC
Location: Room H306
Apple Teacher Training – Miller Jordan
https://sanbenito.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=494
*open to select teachers only
March 9, 2017
12:45 – 3:00 (pm)
Miller Jordan
Location: Room B103
Apple Teacher Training – VMA
https://sanbenito.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=496
*open to select teachers only
March 10, 2017
12:45 – 3:00 (pm)
VMA
Location: F139
TPSP Scoring
https://sanbenito.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=497
May 20, 2017
8:00 – 4:00 (pm)
VMA Library

 


 

ยง89.2 Professional Development
According to the Texas State Plan (2009) school districts shall ensure that:

(1) “prior to assignment in the program, teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the program for gifted students have a minimum of 30 hours of staff development that includes nature and needs of gifted/talented students, assessing student needs, and curriculum and instruction for gifted students;

(2) teachers without training required in paragraph (1) of this section who provide instruction and services that are part of the gifted/talented program must complete the 30-hour training requirement within one semester;

(3) teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the program for gifted students receive a minimum of six hours annually of professional development in gifted education; and

(4) administrators and counselors who have authority for program decisions have a minimum of six hours of professional development that includes nature and needs of gifted/talented students and program options (p.26).”

Procedures for GT Staff Development at San Benito CISD

1. Once teachers have earned the initial 30 hours of GT training it remains valid for their entire teaching career as long as a copy of the certificate that documents the training has been filed with the campus and district GT Coordinators.

2. The annual 6 hour GT update is only required for teachers that have GT students in their classroom during that particular school year. The update needs to be completed by the end of the first semester during that particular school year and must be filed with the campus and district GT Coordinators.

3. Teachers must register on Eduphoria for GT training held at the district.

4. Teachers must register on the ERO and on the Region One website for GT training held by the district.

5. Professional development opportunities to satisfy these requirements will be offered during the summer and fall semesters of each school year.