Professional Development for Teachers
Gifted 101 Summer Workshops
The Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented will be hosting Summer Gifted 101 Workshops across the state.
Presenter: Dr. Shelagh Gallagher
Dr. Shelagh Gallagher is an internationally recognized and award-winning expert in gifted education and problem-based learning.
Dr. Gallagher has received the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Curriculum Division award for her PBL units multiple times, including several years in a row, has served two terms on the NAGC Board of Directors, and continues to serve in leadership roles for NAGC. She is also a Senior Fellow at Yunasa, a summer program for highly gifted youth offered through the Institute for Educational Advancement. She is the recipient of both the Distinguished Service Award and the James J. Gallagher Award for Advocacy from the North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented for “her outstanding contributions to the education of the gifted and talented; for her lifetime advocacy for gifted learners at the district and national levels, as a scholar, teacher, author, professor, consultant, and parent; and for her service as a former Board member of NCAGT and NAGC.”
Topic: The Road to Higher Order Questions & Problem Based Learning
Attendees will receive recertification credit hours that can be applied towards a gifted endorsement.
Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: Members $50 each; Non-Members $65 each (Lunch not included)
JUNE 3rd – Duffy Family & Community Center
5145 E. 5th street
Tucson, AZ 85711
JUNE 5th – Flagstaff High School
400 W. Elm Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
JUNE 6th – Barry Goldwater High School
2820 W. Rose Garden Ln.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Seating is limited, so make sure to go online today to reserve your seats.
Phoenix Desert Summer Institute
In conjunction with the Phoenix Desert AP® Summer Institute, newly designed 4-day workshop sessions for Advanced / Honors & Gifted Strategies are offered to any teacher who teaches Advanced, Honors or Gifted students. For more information, visit the PHOENIX DESERT SUMMER INSTITUTE website. All teachers are welcome to attend!
June 18-21, 2019
Tuesday – Friday
Tucson High Magnet School
400 N 2nd Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
July 15-18, 2019
Monday – Thursday
Pinnacle High School
3535 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Gifted Education Training Opportunities
PreK-12 Teachers of All Subjects
- June 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 2019 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional*, Tempe Schools, $250 – Open to teachers state-wide.
- July 15, 16, 17, Aug. 17, Sept. 14, 2019 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional*, Pendergast School District, Phoenix, $250 – Open to teachers state-wide.
*Additional course hours will be assigned, done independently, and monitored by the instructor.
Download the Gifted Training Flyer
These interactive professional development opportunities will explore national, state, and district guidelines for meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted children in a variety of ways. Best practices in teaching using 21st Century Skills, Growth Mindset, Grit, cooperative learning, constructivist teaching, and interactive note booking techniques will be used throughout the training.
Bring to each session: composition notebook, sharpened colored pencils, scissors, highlighter, glue stick, dry-erase marker, drink, lunch. You will need to purchase or borrow one book that you will read for the class; more details in class.
Facilitator: Vicki Massey, Gifted Endorsed, AZCCS and STEM Trained, Professional Development Consultant – Guides By Their Sides, LLC
For more information and registration form contact:
Vicki Massey, Guides By Their Sides, LLC