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Advanced Academic Services (G/T)


The Advanced Academic Services will provide a variety of activities to enable districts to identify and serve gifted students, K-12. Services include both technical assistance and professional development activities.

Technical assistance can be provide on-site, via phone, email, DL, or webinars. The types of technical assistance provided but are not limited to are: assistance with program needs assessments, long-range planning and development of the District GT Plan, effective teaching practices, resources and instructional materials, TEA updates/information dissemination, and student assessments and identification process.

Professional development is provided face-to-face and on-line. Face-to-face trainings are provided at districts sites and at the ESC Professional Development Center in Huntsville. Topics may include but are not limited to: the 30 hour institute for teacher prior to teaching GT students, 6 hour administrator/counselor training, and the yearly 6 hour update for teacher in special topics in teaching the GT student.

Please let us know how we can help you with your GT program.


Melissa Saphos

Gifted and Talented Education Website at TEA