Earn Your G/T Training Requirements This Summer Through Region 4!

The following courses align to the Texas State Plan (TSP) requirements for the Gifted/Talented (G/T) 30-hour training requirement. These sessions may also be counted for the six-hour update if the participant is in need of a refresh on the content or if the district requires different courses for the 30-hour requirement. 

Districts make a local decision regarding what courses to acceptWe encourage you to check with your district G/T lead prior to registering for any G/T session. 
30-Hour Requirement Sessions
Asynchronous Online Course Opportunities 
Asynchronous sessions will begin five days after registration closes and end approximately three weeks later. They will be provided through an online course platform so that participants have greater flexibility in completing the course.
Nature and Needs of Gifted/Talented Students
  • Starts June 28 | Session ID: 1520488 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
  • Starts July 19 | Session ID: 1520491 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
Identification and Assessment of Gifted/Talented Students
  • Starts June 28 | Session ID: 1520519 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
  • Starts July 19 | Session ID: 1520521 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted/Talented Students
  • Starts June 28 | Session ID: 1520546 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
  • Starts July 19 | Session ID: 1520547 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
G/T Curriculum and Instruction: Models of Differentiated Instruction
  • Starts June 28 | Session ID: 1520643 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
  • Starts July 19 | Session ID: 1520653 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
G/T Curriculum and Instruction: Engaging Gifted Students by Adding Depth and Complexity
  • Starts June 28 | Session ID: 1520655 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
  • Starts July 19 | Session ID: 1520647 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
G/T Curriculum and Instruction: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Starts June 28 | Session ID: 1520649 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
  • Starts July 19 | Session ID: 1599761 | Asynchronous Online via Canvas
Facilitated Synchronous Session Opportunities 
Synchronous sessions will begin and end in one day and will be provided at Region 4 ESC or through a virtual platform, depending on health guidelines.
Nature and Needs of Gifted/Talented Students
  • Starts July 12 | Session ID: 1517511 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
Identification and Assessment of Gifted/Talented Students
  • Starts July 15 | Session ID: 1517516 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted/Talented Students
  • Starts July 27 | Session ID: 1517521 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
G/T Curriculum and Instruction: Models of Differentiated Instruction
  • Starts July 20 | Session ID: 1517527 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
G/T Curriculum and Instruction: Engaging Gifted Students by Adding Depth and Complexity
  • Starts July 19 | Session ID: 1517534 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
G/T Curriculum and Instruction: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Starts June 25 | Session ID: 1517539 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
  • Starts July 22 | Session ID: 1517540 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
6-Hour Update Session
This session will begin and end in one day and will be provided at Region 4 ESC or through a virtual platform, depending on health guidelines.
Implementing the Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) 
  • Starts June 22 | Session ID: 1579248  | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
Administrators and Counselors
The 2019 revised TSP requires administrators and counselors who have supervisory duties for G/T teachers to complete G/T training. The sessions below fulfill these requirements. Sessions begin and end in one day and will be provided at Region 4 ESC or through a virtual training platform, depending on current health guidelines.
Gifted/Talented District Implementation of Service Options: An Administrator’s Role
  • June 28 | Session ID: 1517546 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
  • July 28 | Session ID: 1517547 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
A Counselor’s Guide to Supporting Gifted Students
  • June 29 | Session ID: 1517552 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
  • July 29 | Session ID: 1517553 | Synchronous at Region 4 ESC
Advanced Placement Summer Institute (APSI)
Explore the APSI course framework, the exam, and the new 20192021 AP resources that will help you plan and focus instruction—and give you feedback throughout the year on the areas where individual students need additional focus.

Districts make a local decision whether to count a portion of APSI courses for G/T hours. We encourage you to check with your district G/T lead regarding APSI courses.

These sessions are one week long and will be provided through a virtual training platform.
U.S. History: July 2630: Learn more and register here
Biology: July 26–30: Learn more and register here
Questions? E-mail gifted@esc4.net