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					  Houston Area
    Cooperative
       on the
Gifted and Talented
   2007 - 2008
                                 Introduction

The Houston Area Coop on the Gifted and Talented is pleased to present the
2007-2008 Staff Development Series. Unless otherwise indicated, the
sessions are held on Saturdays and carry six-hours of gifted/talented credit.

Each host district has provided the actual address of the workshop and
directions can be obtained from MapQuest.

http://www.mapquest.com/

Obviously, no one school district alone could afford to bring the number of
quality speakers on gifted education that districts cooperating together can
bring. We hope that you will take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity
for teachers, administrators, counselors, and parents to attend training in the
field of gifted and talented education.

Please note that each session which carries G/T credit can also be used for
partial fulfillment of the thirty hours of required training for gifted education.
                            Professional Expectations


1.   It is expected that you will arrive on time and stay for the entire day. All
     locations are open before 8:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.
     and plan to stay until 4:00 p.m. Sign-in sheets will be picked up from the
     tables at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and conclude
     at 4:00 p.m.

2.   Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. As a courtesy to our guest
     speaker, please plan your lunch so that you will not arrive late to the
     afternoon session. The afternoon sessions will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

3.   It is expected that you will behave like a professional educator, which
     means you will refrain from reading newspapers, magazines, or books, and
     refrain from grading papers during the speaker’s presentation. Please
     respect the rules of the local school district regarding no smoking on
     school property (State law), limiting food and drinks, cleaning your
     immediate area when you leave, and not spilling coffee or soft drinks on
     carpeted areas like Board Rooms. Please turn your cell phones and
     beepers to silent. G/T Co-op sessions are for adults only, no children
     please.

4.   If you have questions about a Houston Area Cooperative on the Education
     of the Gifted and Talented session, please call your school district’s Co-op
     representative in the G/T office. All registration, attendance records, and
     certificates of attendance are coordinated by your G/T representative for
     your school district.

5.   Attendees who create a disturbance to others attending the session may be
     asked to leave by the host school district representative. Certificates will
     not be issued to educators who are asked to leave a G/T Co-op training
     session.

6.   We hope that you will enjoy your day(s) of gifted and talented training. If
     there is anything that we can do to make your day more enjoyable, please
     feel free to ask. Six hours of G/T credit will be awarded to participants who
     arrive on time and stay for the entire session. Thank you for participating in
     this important G/T training experience. We’re glad you’re here.
 Houston Area Cooperative on the Gifted and Talented
             2007-2008 Speaker Series

DATE           SPEAKER             HOST              TOPIC/STRAND               AUDIENCE
                                             FALL

Sept. 29      Nancy Weber         Tomball       Differentiating Curriculum     Teachers, K-12
                                   Spring       Nature/Needs & Program         Administrators &
Oct. 12     Dr. Joyce Juntune
                                   Branch               Options                  Counselors
                                   Spring
Oct. 13     Dr. Joyce Juntune                          Nature & Needs          Teachers, K-12
                                   Branch
                                                       Creativity and/or
Oct. 20          KidProv            Alief                                      Teachers, K-12
                                                    Instructional Strategies
Nov. 3       Dr. Jim Delisle      Stafford          Social Emotional Needs     Teachers, K-12
               Dr. Lynette         Spring           GT TExES Preparation/
Dec. 1                                                                         Teachers, K-12
               Breedlove           Branch               Update Only
                                                       Identification &
Dec. 8      Dr. Joyce Juntune       Alvin                                      Teachers, K-12
                                                         Assessment
                                            SPRING

Jan. 26       Dr. Ned Moss         Cy-Fair          Social Emotional Needs     Teachers, K-12

Feb. 16     Dr. Rick Olenchak      Lamar                 Update Only           Teachers, K-12

Mar. 29    Dr. Nancy Radcliffe      Katy        Differentiating Curriculum     Teachers, 6-12
                                                    GT TExES Preparation/
Apr. 12     Dr. Laura Mackay       Lamar                                       Teachers, K-12
                                                        Update Only
Apr. 26     Dr. Laura Mackay     Clear Creek    Differentiating Curriculum      Teachers, K-5
                                                      Nature and Needs/
May 10      Dr. Michael Saylor    Ft. Bend                                     Teachers, K-12
                                                           Update
 TBA              TBA               Klein       Identification/Assessment      Teachers, K-12
TOPIC:               Differentiating Content for Gifted Learners


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K-12


SPEAKER:             Nancy Weber

                     Nancy Weber has been presenting high quality seminars, keynote speeches
                     and workshops since 1987. She is a former classroom teacher with over 25
                     years of experience in education. Nancy is co-author of Teacher Talk: What It
                     Really Means and has worked as a film consultant for Disney Educational
                     Productions. She published the story “A Simple Touch” in the bestseller A
                     Second Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as the lead chapter in the
                     2003 NAEYC publication, The Power of Guidance.


DATE:                September 29, 2007


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Tomball Intermediate School Auditorium
                     723 W. Main
                     Tomball, TX 77377


SPECIAL NOTES:

The auditorium is located on Main St. which is also FM 2920. For parking, turn into the driveway
next to the school and drive to the large parking lot behind the building. There is limited parking in
front of the school.




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Differentiated Curriculum for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
               FM 2920           Main Street
                                               Tomball
                                               Intermediate
                                               School         723 W. Main St.
                                               Auditorium



                                  Hwy 249




                 Hwy 290




              I-10


                      Beltway 8
                (Sam Houston Tollroad)                        Houston


             Hwy 59


Sugar Land
TOPIC:               Nature & Needs and Program Options for the Gifted Learner: A Session
                     for Administrators and Counselors


AUDIENCE:            Administrators & Counselors, K-12


SPEAKER:             Dr. Joyce Juntune

                     Dr. Juntune is the Education Director of the Institute for Applied Creativity in the
                     Dept. of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University at College Station.
                     She has served as the Executive Director of both the American Creativity
                     Association and the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Juntune is the
                     recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding efforts in gifted education. Dr
                     Juntune’s extensive teaching experience includes students from pre-school
                     through graduate school.


DATE:                Friday, October 12, 2007


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Spring Branch ISD Administration Building
                     Board Room
                     955 Campbell
                     Houston, TX 77024


SPECIAL NOTES:

This session will focus on the nature and needs of gifted learners including characteristics and
common social-emotional needs. Programming options to serve these students will also be
discussed.




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Nature and Needs for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
             Hwy 290




       Sam Houston Toll Road
                 (Beltway 8)




                                                    610 Loop



I-10
                               Campbell




                                          Spring Branch ISD Admin. Bldg.
                                          955 Campbell Rd., Houston 77024

                                          Located 1 block south of I-10 on Campbell
   Hwy 59                                 Rd. Best entrance is on the south side of
                                          the building.

                                          Campbell crosses I-10 between Voss and
                                          Blalock/Echo Lane, about half-way
                                          between Beltway 8 and 610 (west loop).
TOPIC:               Nature & Needs of Gifted Students


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K–12


SPEAKER:             Dr. Joyce Juntune

                     Dr. Juntune is the Education Director of the Institute for Applied Creativity in the
                     Dept. of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University at College Station.
                     She has served as the Executive Director of both the American Creativity
                     Association and the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Juntune is the
                     recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding efforts in gifted education. Dr.
                     Juntune’s extensive teaching experience includes students from pre-school
                     through graduate school.


DATE:                October 13, 2007


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Westchester Academy of International Studies Cafeteria
                     Spring Branch ISD
                     901 Yorkchester Street (Near I-10 West and Kirkwood)
                     Houston, Texas 77079


SPECIAL NOTES:

This session will focus on the Nature and Needs of gifted learners including the characteristics and
common socio-emotional needs.




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Nature and Needs for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
Directions to Westchester Academy for International Studies (901 Yorkchester):
    Take I-10 West toward Katy.
    Exit Kirkwood.
    Make a "U" turn and follow the feeder street (east) to Yorkchester. I-Hop is on the corner of the I-10
       feeder & Yorkchester.
    Turn right on Yorkchester and just past the Hampton Inn is Britoak.
    Turn right onto Britoak and enter our parking lot on the left.




                                                     Kirkwood
                                       I-10


                                                                Britoak




                                                                          Yorkchester
                                                                                                   Beltway 8




                                                                                        Wilcrest




       Hwy 99

                                     Hwy 59
TOPIC:               Thinking Inside the Box!


AUIDENCE:            Teachers and Parents, K-12


SPEAKER:             Kid Prov (Brad Newton, Bob Barraza & Shawn Patrello)

                     After a successful audition with Young Audiences, Kidprov ® performed their
                     first show on Aug. 19 1993. Since then Kidprov ® has been one of the most
                     requested groups in Young Audiences. Aside from their Dallas area bookings
                     Kidprov has toured Texas extensively and has worked throughout the United
                     States in places like Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Little Rock, Minneapolis and San
                     Diego. Kidprov ® has presented many times at the TAGT Conference as they
                     train teachers in using the art of improve to inspire and develop creativity in
                     gifted students.


DATE:                October 20, 2007


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 am
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


Location:            Alief Taylor High School
                     7555 Howell Sugar Land Drive
                     Houston, TX 77083

                     (Located off Bellaire Blvd. between Eldridge Parkway and Highway 6)


SPECIAL NOTES:

“Out of the box” thinking has long been regarded as the key to thinking creatively. But what if
circumstances forced you to stay inside that box (think TAKS test)? What would you do? Join
Kidprov for a full day of highly energetic and interactive improvisational techniques guaranteed to
amplify the creative AND critical thinking skills of your students. Whatever your subject matter,
whatever your grade level, walk away with instantly applicable activities. We’ll supply the boxes...




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Creativity and/or Instructional Strategies for gifted
students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
Alief Taylor HS
TOPIC:               Meeting the Intellectual and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children in a
                     School Setting


AUDIENCE:            Teachers and Parents, K–12


SPEAKER:             Dr. James Delisle

                     Dr. Jim Delisle lives in Kent, Ohio and is Professor of Gifted Education at Kent
                     State University. He is currently teaching gifted middle school students part-
                     time and has been doing so for 15 years, in addition to his university job. Dr.
                     Delisle, a former teacher and counselor, has authored several books including
                     The Gifted Kids Survival Guide; Growing Good Kids; and When Gifted Kids
                     Don't Have All the Answers. His latest books, Parenting Gifted Kids; Smart
                     Talk: What Kids Say About Growing Up Gifted; and More Than A Test Score:
                     Teens Talk about Being Gifted, Talented, or Otherwise Extra-Ordinary were
                     recently released.


DATE:                November 3, 2007


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 am
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Stafford Intermediate School Auditorium
                     Stafford MSD
                     1625 Staffordshire
                     Stafford, Texas 77477
                     281-261-9200


SPECIAL NOTES:

Gifted children and teens possess unique intellectual and emotional needs that must be understood
before they can be addressed in a school setting. In this session, Dr. Delisle reviews these needs,
including understanding the emotional intensities that often accompany giftedness, accepting
personal imperfections (and those of others), finding and keeping true friends, and enjoying one's
abilities in the context of the wider world. Following this overview, Dr. Delisle will highlight more
than 15 classroom-tested lessons and strategies that instill compassion, self-awareness and
leadership among students.


IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Social Emotional Needs for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
TOPIC:               Preparing for the GT Supplemental Certification Test


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K-12, who have completed their initial 30 hours, need their 6
                     hour update, and want to become certified in gifted education by taking
                     the Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certification exam offered by SBEC


SPEAKER:             Dr. Lynette Breedlove
                     Director of Advanced Academic Studies, Spring Branch ISD


DATE:                December 1, 2007


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Spring Branch ISD Administration Building
                     Board Room
                     955 Campbell Rd.
                     Houston, TX 77024


SPECIAL NOTES:

This session is NOT for initial credit. Teachers attending this session must have already completed
their initial training. The purpose of this session is to prepare participants for the GT TExES Exam.
Participants should register for the GT TExES Exam at www.texes.ets.org.




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of the annual update.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
             Hwy 290




       Sam Houston Toll Road
                 (Beltway 8)




                                                    610 Loop



I-10
                               Campbell




                                          Spring Branch ISD Admin. Bldg.
                                          955 Campbell Rd., Houston 77024

                                          Located 1 block south of I-10 on Campbell
   Hwy 59                                 Rd. Best entrance is on the south side of
                                          the building.

                                          Campbell crosses I-10 between Voss and
                                          Blalock/Echo Lane, about half-way
                                          between Beltway 8 and 610 (west loop).
TOPIC:               Identification and Assessment of Gifted Students


AUDIENCE:            Teacher, K-12


SPEAKER:             Dr. Joyce Juntune

                     Dr. Juntune is the Education Director of the Institute for Applied Creativity in the
                     Dept. of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University at College Station.
                     She has served as the Executive Director of both the American Creativity
                     Association and the National Association for Gifted Children. Dr. Juntune is the
                     recipient of numerous awards for her outstanding efforts in gifted education. Dr
                     Juntune’s extensive teaching experience includes students from pre-school
                     through graduate school.


DATE:                December 8, 2007


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Manvel High School
                     Alvin ISD
                     19601 Hwy. 6
                     Manvel, TX 77578



SPECIAL NOTES:

This session will focus on the identification of gifted learners including activities teachers can do in
their classrooms to determine which students should be referred for testing.




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Identification and Assessment for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
TOPIC:               GT Brain Research for the GT Classroom


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K–12


SPEAKER:             Dr. Ned Moss

                     Dr. Ned Moss has been an educator working in gifted programs for over 26
                     years. His doctoral research is in the area of gifted Latinas. His background
                     includes teaching gifted children in a gifted high school where he taught all of
                     the social studies, including AP Government and AP Psychology. He has been
                     a developer of GT curriculum, K-12, and involved in gifted instruction for
                     teachers of the gifted at all levels. He has taught classes at the University of
                     Houston, Houston Community College, and Sam Houston University, both
                     graduate and undergraduate courses. He was the principal, Co-Director, and
                     Master Teacher at the Rice University Summer School for Middle and High
                     School Students for many years. Dr. Moss was the GT Specialist for Region VI
                     in Huntsville and served 58 districts in that capacity. He is currently the Director
                     of Advanced Studies for the Lamar Consolidated ISD.


DATE:                January 26, 2008


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Cy Woods High School
                     Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
                     16825 Spring Cypress Road
                     Cypress, TX 77429


SPECIAL NOTES:




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Social Emotional Needs for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
       Skinner


                     Spring
                     Cypress           I-45
                                                                         Hwy 59


  Cypress        Woods HS


                 Hwy 290



                           Cypress Woods High School
                           16825 Spring Cypress Rd., Cypress 77429

                           Travel northwest on Hwy 290. Take the Skinner
                           Rd. exit. A school complex consisting of Robison
                           Elementary, Spillane MS, and Cypress Woods HS
                           will be seen on the right .




I-10




                                                                    I - 45
  Hwy 59
TOPIC:               “Who cares about the Diagnosis? Differentiation by Thinking: Multiple
                     Intelligence”


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K–12


SPEAKER:             F. Richard Olenchak, Ph. D., P.C.

                     Dr. Olenchak serves as Professor, Psychologist, and Co-Director of the Urban Talent
                     Research Institute at the University of Houston. He taught 2- 11, including teaching at
                     a specialized school for gifted students and served as a K-12 Director of Gifted
                     Education. Currently he is serving in the National Association for Gifted Children
                     (NAGC) and currently a member of the Board of Directors of SENG (Supporting the
                     Emotional Needs of the Gifted). He has also served in the past in the International
                     Future Problem Solving Program (President), Association for the Education of Gifted
                     Underachieving Students (President), and the Research and Development Division of
                     the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talent (Chair).


DATE:                February 16, 2008


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Terry High School
                     5500 Avenue N
                     Rosenberg TX 77471


SPECIAL NOTES:

This session is offered to experienced GT Teachers who have completed the required 30 clock hours of GT
Awareness Training. The session counts towards GT update only; not for core credit.

Session: Multiple Intelligences, as described by Howard Gardner in the 1980’s and amplified by
many researchers since, offers teachers a readily accessible avenue for differentiation. It is rooted
in the philosophy that each individual acquires, processes, and then uses information differently.
The theoretical framework of Multiple Intelligences can be quickly applied in classrooms where
teachers suddenly have a powerful tool for un-camouflaging and developing hidden talent among
students regardless of what has been diagnosed as educational needs. In addition to learning how
to easily integrate Multiple Intelligences into each content field, participants will experiment with
several field-tested thinking strategies that make differentiation a simple but critical task.

IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of the annual update.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
TOPIC:               Meeting the Needs of the Gifted Learner in Advanced Placement and Pre-
                     Advanced Placement Classes


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, 6–12


SPEAKER:             Nancy Reeves Radcliffe, Ph.D.

                     Dr. Nancy Radcliffe has worked in the field of public education for thirty-one years.
                     She has served as teacher, assistant principal, principal, curriculum coordinator,
                     director of curriculum and instruction, and adjunct professor. For the past ten years,
                     Dr. Radcliffe has operated her own educational consulting firm, Radcliffe
                     Resources, serving as the president and major consultant for the organization. Her
                     emphasis is on strategies for differentiation and critical/creative thinking
                     techniques. Dr. Radcliffe earned a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University, a
                     Master of Education from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D in curriculum and
                     instruction from Texas A&M University. Dr. Radcliffe also serves on the Board of
                     Trustees for Klein ISD, where she has held the position of President, Secretary,
                     and several other chairmanships. Most importantly, Dr. Radcliffe is the mother of
                     three sons, so knows from personal experience what it is like to parent and
                     educate children in today’s world.


DATE:                March 29, 2008


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Katy Independent School District
                     Education Support Complex, Room 1200
                     6301 S. Stadium Lane (off FM 1463 just north of I-10)
                     Katy, TX 77494

                     Directions: Westbound on I-10, exit at Pin Oak/FM 1463. Stay to the left on the
                     feeder to the 4-way stop at FM 1463. Turn right; the KISD ESC is on the left.
                     Enter through the doors marked “Staff Development.”


SPECIAL NOTES:

This six-hour session will focus on hands-on, practical strategies for developing the maximum
potential of gifted learners in AP and Pre-AP classes by varying processes, products, and content.

IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Differentiated Curriculum for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
Directions to Katy ISD Education Support Complex, Katy, TX:


From Houston, take I-10 west to the Pin Oak/FM 1463 exit. After exiting, stay to the left on the
feeder road, parallel to the interstate. Continue on the feeder road to the 4-way stop at FM 1463.
Turn right on FM 1463. The Katy ISD Education Support Center is on the left, immediately past
Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union. Enter through the doors marked “Staff Development.”




                            Education Support
                                Complex
TOPIC:               Preparing for the GT Supplemental Certification Test


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K-12, who have completed their initial 30 hours, need their 6
                     hour update, and want to become certified in gifted education by taking
                     the Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certification exam offered by SBEC


SPEAKER:             Dr. Laura Mackay

                     Dr. Mackay is currently serving as First Vice President of the Texas Association
                     for the Gifted and Talented. Before becoming a consultant, she held several
                     different positions in Clear Creek ISD, including district GT Coordinator. Dr.
                     Mackay also teaches at the University of Houston – Clear Lake.


DATE:                April 12, 2008


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Terry High School
                     5500 Avenue N
                     Rosenberg TX 77471


SPECIAL NOTES:

This session is NOT for initial credit. Teachers attending this session must have already completed
their initial training. The purpose of this session is to prepare participants for the GT TExES Exam.
Participants should register for the GT TExES Exam at www.texes.ets.org.




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of the annual update.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
TOPIC:               Differentiating Curriculum for Elementary GT Students


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K–5


SPEAKER:             Dr. Laura Mackay

                     Dr. Mackay is currently serving as First Vice President of the Texas Association
                     for the Gifted and Talented. Before becoming a consultant, she held several
                     different positions in Clear Creek ISD, including district GT Coordinator. Dr.
                     Mackay also teaches at the University of Houston – Clear Lake.


DATE:                April 26, 2008


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 am
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            Clear Brook High School, Auditorium
                     Clear Creek ISD
                     4607 FM 2351
                     Friendswood, TX 77546


SPECIAL NOTES:

Strategies to differentiate the standard district curriculum will be presented. Dr. Mackay will focus
on techniques that are particularly helpful to elementary teachers in meeting the needs of young
gifted students.




IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Differentiated Curriculum for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
 Directions to Clearbrook High School, 4607 FM 2351, Friendswood 77546

        Take the I-45 South exit toward Galveston.
        Take the FM 2351 exit. (It may be combined with Dixie Farm Rd. You’ll want to pass Dixie
         Farm Rd. and stay on the feeder to FM 2351.)
        Turn right (west) on FM 2351.
        You should see the school after you pass Beamer Rd.




                                                HOUSTON




                      Sam Houston Toll Road
 Hwy 59               (Beltway 8)


                                                                                I-45


To Sugar Land                             288


                                                                  FM 2351
                                                                                       To Galveston
TOPIC:               GT-More Than Gifted and Talented: What Theory and Research Says


AUDIENCE:            Teachers, K–12 who have completed the 30 hours of initial training


SPEAKER:             Michael Sayler, PhD. University of North Texas

                     Michael Sayler, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of
                     Technology and Cognition and is an Associate Dean for the College of
                     Education. He serves on the placement committee for the Texas Academy of
                     Mathematics and Science (TAMS) at UNT. Dr. Sayler has served in leadership
                     positions for many national and state gifted education groups. Dr. Sayler's
                     professional and research interests include:
                         parenting of gifted/talented
                         character development in the gifted
                         math for gifted
                         nature of gifted and talented
                         highly gifted
                         acceleration opinions especially early college entrance
                         social and emotional aspects of giftedness


DATE:                May 10, 2008


TIME:                8:30 am – 4:00 pm
                     Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session starting


LOCATION:            FBISD Administration ANNEX
                     Fort Bend
                     3119 Sweetwater
                     Sugar Land, Texas 77479


SPECIAL NOTES:

It is important to know if what we do actually has an impact on gifted children and youth, but few of
us have time to read the latest theories or the most recent empiric research related to the gifted. In
this session, a life-span model of giftedness is presented which explores the personal and external
influences and dynamics related to talent development and thriving at home, in school, career
success, personal well-being, life-satisfaction, and personal happiness. This day-long staff
development session will also provide an overview of the latest empiric research in the field of gifted
and talented education and development and provide practical applications that build on the
research results.

IMPORTANT: Participants who arrive on time and stay for the entire session will receive six hours
of G/T staff development credit in the area of Nature and Needs or update for gifted students.

Certificates will be distributed at the end of the session.
Fort Bend ISD Administrative Annex
3119 Sweetwater Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479                 To Houston




                                              N


                                          W       E
                                              S
               Sweetwater Blvd.
From Houston:
Take Hwy. 59 South
towards Victoria. Take
the Hwy. 6 exit and turn
south, under 59, on
Hwy. 6. Williams
Trace is the 4th light.
Turn west, right, on
Williams Trace.
After the first
light, at Austin
Parkway, the
name of the road
changes to Sweetwater
Blvd. Continue through
the light on Sweetwater.
Just after the light, at the
second break in the median,
turn south, left, into the
parking lot. Entrance is at
the back of the building. The
Main Auditorium is at the
west end of the building.

				
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