The Round Rock ISD 2014 Summer Professional Development Conference will be two full weeks of learning opportunities for educators from around central Texas. The classes listed below are only the beginning. Check back often to see what has been added. Round Rock ISD attendees, make sure you sign up in eCampus as well. The number is included in each course description.
TAG Module Training Sessions are designed to cover the core requirements outlined in the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students and complete the 30 hour staff development requirement for gifted education in Texas. The state of Texas requires educators responsible for delivering services to gifted students to complete 30 hours of training in specific areas of gifted education. The five core modules provide a fundamental overview of the nature and needs of gifted students, explains how students are identified and assessed once in the TAG program, explores the social and emotional needs of gifted students, and trains participants in creativity and instructional strategies for differentiation. Note: Attendance in ALL FIVE modules fulfills the required 30 hours of gifted foundation training required by the state.