Celebrating Gifted

November 2022

Greetings, GT Families!

The weather is finally starting to cool, and we are ready to jump into the remainder of fall! November's newsletter has a number of articles about ongoing programming and meetings, as well as new events such as the GT PAC Parent Symposium, Film Fest, and the Coding and Filmmaker's Academy.


Read on to learn about these exciting opportunities!


Sincerely,

FBISD GT Department

Live Event! FBISD GT Information Download

Please join us online on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. for a brief Fort Bend ISD GT Information Download session to hear updates from the GT Parent Advisory Committee (GT PAC) and District GT Department.


Click here to join the live event!

Live Event Archives

Did you miss the September and October live events? They have been archived, and they are available online!


September Information Download Link


October Information Download Link

Family Series - The World Around Us

If you registered for the Fall Family Series Challenge, "The World Around Us," video submissions are due on or before Monday, November 14, 2022!


Click here to submit your video!


Family Series Web Page

GT PAC Parent Symposium - For Parents, By Parents

During the GT PAC closed meeting, members discussed the format of the upcoming 2022 GT Parent Symposium. This is an online event led by GT Parents, specifically designed for GT parents. The GT PAC is currently searching for a Keynote Speaker, as well as presenters to facilitate parent-led sessions during the symposium. If interested, please complete the form linked below no later than November 4, 2022.


2022 GT Parent Symposium Presenter Registration Form


We would also like to invite you to visit the GT Parent Symposium web page to view the Parent Symposium presentations from 2021 and 2022. This will familiarize you on the types of topics that are presented, as well as the format and schedule that has been used for the past couple of years.


GT Parent Symposium Web Page

Parent Resource from TAGT - Fostering Confidence and Self-Worth: Activities for Young Children

TAGT (Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented) publishes a weekly digital newsletter, Pulse, to its membership. As we receive and review these newsletters, we will curate resources that may be valuable for our community. This month, the article and activity guide for young children seems especially timely given the upcoming holiday breaks.

Article Snapshot: "As parents, teachers, or caretakers of young children, we all want to find the most effective ways to promote and foster children’s sense of well-being and confidence and to help them see the good and inherent value in those around them."


Click HERE to access the full article.

GT PAC Updates

The GT PAC hosted its monthly virtual meeting on October 12, 2022. During the “Information Download” portion of the meeting, the GT department shared information about the implementation timeline for the GT Learning Plans, GT Family Series Challenge, and GT Workstream updates. To access this video/recording, use the following link:


Live Event Information Download - October

Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP in FBISD) - November Happenings

In October, students conferenced with teachers about their research plan, and student work should be underway over the next few months. It should be noted that the TPSP is a research endeavor to be pursued at school for the required grade levels (grades 1-7); therefore, the majority of the work is expected to be completed at school, not at home. Students in grades 8-12 have the option of participating in TPSP, and a GT teacher will support their endeavors outside of the regular school day. We are looking forward to seeing the student projects in the campus showcases in the spring! Check campus web pages for campus-specific showcase dates in the early spring.


TPSP in FBISD Web Page

GT Learning Plan - November

The first two weeks of November will include a goals progress check. Parents will be provided a collaboration opportunity through a method determined by the campus: parent/teacher conferences, phone, email, or hard document. The first GTLP progress report will be posted in Skyward the week of November 14.


GT Learning Plan Web Page

Fort Bend ISD Film Fest! All grade levels may enter!

The Fort Bend ISD Film Fest is an annual competition hosted each year by the district for students and teachers of FBISD. Entries may be made in several digital media categories and projects are due March 1, 2023. Categories include Documentaries, Animations, and Narratives (long or short films). There are also opportunities to submit for Photography and Digital Media. Please see the Film Fest web page for details on submissions, rules, and rubrics!

Happy Creating!


Film Fest Web Page

SAVE THE DATE!

Coding and Filmmaker's Academy will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023 for students in grades 3-8! This is a student event offered by the Teaching and Learning Division of Fort Bend ISD, and they will be posting details on their website as the event draws closer. BOOKMARK IT!


Coding and Filmmaker's Academy Web Page

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