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Published: March 25th, 2019

Gifted 101 Summer Workshops

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

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)

Tucson Session

JUNE 3rd – Duffy Family & Community Center
5145 E. 5th street
Tucson, AZ 85711

Flagstaff Session

JUNE 5th – Flagstaff High School
400 W. Elm Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Phoenix Session

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.
Posted in Gifted News! |
Published: March 12th, 2019

Phoenix Desert Summer Institute – Summer 2019

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

Posted in Gifted News! |
Published: March 12th, 2019

90 Hour Gifted Provisional PD – Summer 2019

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


Posted in Gifted News! |
Published: February 12th, 2019

FREE Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute in Tucson

What? Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute
When? Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where? Amphitheater Public Schools, 701 W. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ
Why? Information and inspiration for families and teachers of gifted children

Gifted Parent Teacher Institute 2019 Flyer

Gifted Parent Teacher Institute 2019 Flyer – SPANISH

Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute Speakers

Join us at the upcoming free event for parents and teachers of gifted children, featuring national speakers on gifted education:

♦   Rick Courtright, Duke University – Gifted Issues for parents and teachers

♦   Brian Housand, University of North Carolina Wilmington – Daring Mighty Things and our children’s futures.

♦   Breakout Sessions, on curiosity, parenting help, gifted underachievement, and Gifted 101

♦   Guests – Peter Laing, Arizona Department of Education / Student Acceleration and Enrichment; Dustin Williams, Pima County Superintendent of Schools

More Details

Click here to register

  • Space is limited, so register now! 
  • Teachers will receive recertification hours for attendance 
  • This is a free event. Lunch is on your own. 
  • Spanish translation available
  • Posted in Gifted News!, Uncategorized |
    Published: January 17th, 2019

    FREE Gifted Institute ~ Feb 6 in Phoenix

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming Gifted Institute “Over-Excitabilities ~ Giftedness through the eyes of the Highly-Profoundly Gifted” on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ from 5:30 – 7:00 PM! This is a FREE event and professional development certificates will be available for attendees.


    Gifted Institute Feb 6

    Who Should Attend

    Parents, Educators, Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists

    Location

    Maryvale High School
    3415 N. 59th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ

    Posted in Gifted News! |
    Published: October 24th, 2018

    AAGT Program Cover Contest ~ Deadline Nov 15

    Here’s a great opportunity for students to design our program cover!
    Do you know an Arizona student who is an amazing artist?
    We are looking for a student to design our conference program.
    Our theme this year is “Gifted Knows No Boundaries”.
    Winner will receive $100!

    For a description of the contest and submission form, please download the Contest Cover Information Sheet and submit to [email protected] by November 15th.



    The cover design must include the following information…

    • 45th Annual Arizona Gifted and Talented Conference
    • Black Canyon Conference Center
    • February 7-8, 2019
    • Theme: Gifted Knows No Boundaries
    Be creative and have fun designing an innovative design.
    Color is best, but black and white submissions are accepted.
    Graphic art designs and photographic submissions are encouraged.
    Submissions should be in .jpg format and in 8.5 x 11 format
    Posted in Gifted News! |
    Published: October 16th, 2018

    AAGT Conference: Feb. 7-8, 2019


    The AAGT 44th Annual Conference brings together nearly 500 individuals from around the state. Over 60 sessions provide a learning opportunity for teachers, parents, and advocates to hear from leading researchers and experts in the field of gifted education.

    February 7 – 8, 2019
    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Black Canyon Conference Center
    9440 N. 25th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85021

    Register Today for the Early Bird Special Rates!
    October 1 – December 21, 2018
    Posted in Gifted News! |
    Published: October 12th, 2018

    Become a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator

    Do you want to help parents understand and develop skills to nurture the development of their gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional children?

    Become a SENG Model Parent Group Facilitator!


    A SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) brings together 10-20 parents of gifted, talented and twice-exceptional children to discuss such topics as stress management, motivation, discipline, and peer relationships.

    JOIN US IN Phoenix
    Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 8AM – 6PM
    Plus, two-hour online session at a later date.
    Phoenix SMPG Registration Link

    BARRY GOLDWATER HIGH SCHOOL
    2350 W Rose Garden Phoenix 85027
    Cost: $375 (includes one-year SENG membership, a $129.99 value)
    Facilitated by Carol Malueg

    The Deer Valley Unified School District is hosting this event.   For more information, download this Informational Flyer.

    Posted in Gifted News! |
    Published: September 10th, 2018

    FREE Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute in Tucson

    What? Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute
    When? Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Where? Amphitheater Public Schools, 701 W. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ
    Why? Information and inspiration for families and teachers of gifted children

    Regional Gifted Parent-Teacher Institute Speakers

    Join us at the upcoming free event for parents and teachers of gifted children, featuring national speakers on gifted education
    ♦   René Islas, Executive Director of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

    Children, opening the day with “Giftedness Has No Boundaries”
    ♦   Brian Housand, East Carolina University, presenting on Creativity
    ♦   Michele Thelen, Marana Public Schools, presenting on Gifted Families
    ♦   Rick Courtright, Duke University, presenting on Talent Development and the TIP Program

    More Details

    Click here to register

  • Space is limited, so register now! 
  • Teachers will receive recertification hours for attendance 
  • This is a free event, but donations are welcome to cover costs 
  • Spanish translation available
  • Posted in Gifted News! |