Professional Development for Teachers

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 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

  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