Professional Development for Teachers

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!

Tucson Session

June 18-21, 2019
Tuesday – Friday
Tucson High Magnet School
400 N 2nd Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705

Phoenix Session

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

  1. June 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 2019 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional*, Tempe Schools, $250 – Open to teachers state-wide.
  2. 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
[email protected]
(480) 299-2695