Services For Educators And Their Schools
The most effective way to enhance the education of gifted students is to advance the knowledge and skills of teachers, counselors, librarians, and administrators. To accomplish this, the Institute provides gifted education seminars, workshops and courses covering a variety of topics and concepts throughout the academic year and during the summer. These include:
Educators can choose noncredit activities designed to satisfy state requirements for the 30-hour gifted in-service requirement and/or graduate courses in gifted/talented education that prepare teachers for the state certification exam in gifted education.
In addition, the School of Education offers summer programs that prepare new or inexperienced educators to teach an advanced placement course and to enhance the skills of experienced advanced placement teachers.
The Institute also provides leadership in the development of university-level coursework in gifted education and integrates these principles into the University's program of teacher certification.
The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) offers Continuing Professional Education credit and Continuing Education credit for School Board members in several topical areas. Visit the TAGT website for "continuing education credits and training" to learn more. In addition, every year the TAGT holds a state conference that addresses gifted-education issues that are of interest of parents, educators, and administrators.
The Gifted Students Institute office is located at 3101 University, Suite 172, Dallas TX 75275. The mailing address is P O Box 750383, Dallas TX 75275-0383.