Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Secondary educators and district or campus leaders will explore diverse resources to meet the academic and social and emotional needs of gifted students. Participants will identify needs and challenges specific to secondary GT classrooms, begin to solve these challenges through awareness and differentiation, and network with stakeholders.
giftED18 Wednesday registration and RSVP required. G/T teachers, G/T program leaders, and campus administrators may register by selecting the 1-day giftED18 option or join TAGT for the full event, including an additional 2-day secondary track. Once registered, RSVP here.
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Student Panel
10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Table Conversations
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Conversations
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (included) and conversation
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Keynote: Social & Emotional Needs of Secondary Gifted Students
2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel: Identifying Older G/T Students
3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Topic Roundtable & Curriculum Share
4:10 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Closing & Wrap-up
Thank you to our sponsor:
Discuss your challenges with fellow educators and leaders and reflect on student experience panel.
Breakout Conversations (40-min sessions, select two)
- Early College High Schools, Dual Credit Strategies: Learn more about these opportunities, students who succeed in these environments, and how to specifically meet G/T needs in these options.
- AP/IB Differentiation Strategies: Many schools serve G/T students through Pre-AP, AP, and IB programs. How do we differentiate to meet more directly meet the needs of G/T students through AP and IB?
- Placing G/T Teachers: Begin building your G/T teacher profile and identify the strengths required to effectively serve secondary G/T students.
- Developing and Evaluating G/T Teachers: Discuss best practices for developing and evaluating G/T educators, connect T-TESS domains to classroom practice, and receive templates and tools to share throughout campus.
Keynote: Social and Emotional Needs of the Secondary Gifted Student
Mike Postma, Executive Director, SENG
Explore what it is like to be a gifted student in high school and the social/emotional impact of stress, anxiety, and relationships on the social/emotional well-being of the gifted high schooler. Examine these challenges and discover strategies to help.
Panel: Identifying Older G/T Students
Ensuring diverse G/T populations and equitable access to services requires intentional cross-departmental partnerships, intentional planning and conversations, and both qualitative and quantitative data. This is particularly challenging in the secondary setting. Join a panel of experienced G/T professionals as we explore best practices in identifying students who may otherwise be missed.
Topic Roundtable & Curriculum Share
Choose the 3-4 topics most meaningful to you as table facilitators lead conversations around your lingering questions. Additional topics may be identified during the Summit.
- Rural schools
- AP/IB Differentiation activities
- Parent outreach
- Lesson sharing
- Texas Performance Standards Project
- Social-Emotional Curriculum
- School scheduling
- Enrichment Programs, Mentorship
- Advocating within school/district
- Soliciting and Implementing Student Feedback