Professional Development

Gifted Education Training Opportunities by Vicki Massey

PreK-12 Teachers of All Subjects

Zoom Trainings*:

  • June 3, 9-2:30 p.m. Cluster Groups PLC, $50
  • June 6, 27, July 11, Aug. 1, 8 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional,  9-3:30 p.m. $250**
  • June 24, 9-2:30 p.m. Pull-Out Program PLC, $50
  • July 8, 9-2:30 p.m. Gifted Coordinators PLC, $50

*All trainings are subject to minimum numbers of participants – grab a friend!

**Pre-session work and additional work assigned and monitored for this training

Tentative Face-to-Face trainings (Coronavirus contingent)

  • July 13-17, 2020 – Chinle, $250 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional Endorsement*
  • July 20-22 – Flagstaff, $175- 45 Hour Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children* –
  • (This is a follow up to Gifted Provisional Endorsement training, although any may attend)
  • July 27-31, 2020 – Flagstaff, $250 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional Endorsement*
  • All trainings open to teachers statewide.

* Additional course hours assigned, done independently, and monitored by instructor

All trainings open to teachers statewide. Trainings pending all year. Contact below for further info.

*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


SENG Phoenix Mini-Conference

SENG is pleased to bring the experience of the annual conference to the local gifted, talented, and twice-exceptional community of Phoenix, Arizona!

Join us for a dynamic day packed with a morning keynote, valuable breakout sessions, and making connections.

When: Saturday, February 29th, 8:00AM – 4:30PM  

Cost: $95 (Members); $120 (Non-Members)

Location: Barry Goldwater High School: 2820 W. Rose Garden Lane Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Contact: [email protected]


SENG Phoenix Mental Health Providers Day

Join us for a dynamic day packed with a morning keynote, expert panels, valuable discussions, and making connections.

When: Friday, February 28th, 8:00AM – 4:00PM  

Cost: $49

Location: Barry Goldwater High School: 2820 W. Rose Garden Lane Phoenix, Arizona 85027

Contact: [email protected]


FREE Gifted and Advanced Learning Leadership Institute – January 28, 2020

Please join us for a FREE leadership institute for K-8 school-level administrators and leaders focused on gifted and advanced learning at the elementary school level.

This institute will engage attendees in the unique academic, intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted learners and Arizona law and State Board of Education Rules regarding Gifted Education programs and services. A review of research-based programs, service delivery models and strategies and systems of support will be shared to support both gifted and advanced learner access and success within rigorous curricula.

A facilitated panel will then provide the opportunity to hear from, and engage with, school leaders in Pima County regarding their successes and challenges in developing, enhancing and leading diverse gifted and advanced learning programs.

Attendees will leave empowered with new understanding and practical tools to help support their local school efforts to expand accelerated and advanced learning opportunities for the students and families they serve.

Facilitators:

  • Peter Laing provides leadership for Acceleration and Enrichment for the Arizona Department of Education
  • Marianne Landrith is the Program Director of Frameworks & Foundations and GiftED for the Pima County School superintendent’s Office
  • Louise Till is the Senior Coordinator in the gifted education program in Tucson Unified School District

Cost: FREE

Audience: K-8 school administrators and leaders

Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office: 200 N. Stone Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85701

When: Tuesday, January 28, 1:00-4:00PM

Contact: Marianne Landrith, [email protected]


Pima County School Superintendent – Southern Arizona Gifted Endorsement Courses

The Pima County School Superintendent’s Office is hosting two series of courses to support gifted educators.

Southern Arizona Advanced Gifted Education Course – Spring 2020

  • January 10 – April 18, 2020
  • 45 Hours of training for new gifted educators to apply toward the Arizona Gifted Education Endorsement

Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office

Southern Arizona Provisional Gifted Endorsement Course – Fall 2019

  • September 6 – November 16, 2019
  • 45 Hours of training for new gifted educators to apply toward the Arizona Gifted Education Endorsement
  • Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
      • 200 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
  • Cost: $365  – Registration is Closed

Southern Arizona Advanced Gifted Education Course – Fall 2019

  • August 23 – October 5, 2019
  • 25 Hours of advanced training for more experienced gifted educators to apply toward the Arizona Gifted Education Endorsement
  • Location: Pima County School Superintendent’s Office
      • 200 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
  • Cost: $220  – Registration is Closed

Gifted Education Training Opportunities

PreK-12 Teachers of All Subjects

  • January 11, 25, Feb. 1, 202045 Hour -Gifted Endorsement, Part 1 *, held at the American Leadership Academy in Gilbert, $175 –This is the first half of the 90 Hour Gifted Provisional Certificate.
  • February 8,22, March 28, April 18, May 2, 2020-Avondale, $250 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional Endorsement*
  • July 6-10, 2020 – Chinle, $250 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional Endorsement*
  • July 27-31, 2020 – Flagstaff, $250 – 90 Hour Gifted Provisional Endorsement*

All trainings open to teachers statewide. Trainings pending all year. Contact below for further info.

*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