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G/T Professional Development Requirements

All core content teachers are required to obtain the initial 30 hours of specialized gifted and talented training and 6-hour annual training updates.  Region 11 offers G/T professional development sessions in each domain throughout the year.  Administrators and counselors are required to obtain 6 hours of training in the Nature & Needs of Gifted Students.

30-Hour Initial G/T Training

  • New teachers have one semester from their hire date to complete the initial 30-hour GT training in the following strands. Teachers starting in August must complete this training by December 31st.
    • Nature & Needs 6-hours
    • Identification & Assessment 6-hours
    • Differentiation 6-hours
    • Curriculum & Instruction 12-hours

6-Hour Annual G/T Update

  • Teachers have from June 1 - May 31 to complete the 6-hour G/T update in any of the above strands.
  • Sessions offered outside of LWISD and Region 11 require pre-approval from the Gifted/Talented Coordinator in order to count toward the initial and annual training requirements.  

G/T Professional Development Documentation

  • Professional development records will be maintained by campus administrators.
  • The Director of Advanced Academics will monitor campus records for compliance purposes.