Summer 2021 Events

ESC Region 6 Gifted & Talented

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SUMMER ACADEMY for G/T 30 Hour Foundation Courses

There are two options for the 30-hour G/T Foundation Coursework which is required by Texas Education Agency (TEA) for those who teach G/T students or have authority over planning and programming of those students. All classes are online from 9am until 3pm. Each session requires a morning and afternoon online session in addition to independent research and work time. Check in begins at 8:30am.

CAUTION: You MUST register for each session separately (registering for Day 1 does NOT automatically register you for the whole academy- this allows for flexibility in scheduling in case you need to attend in June and July to get all sessions in).


June 7 Day 1: Nature & Needs #443340

June 8 Day 2: ID & Assessment #443341

June 9 Day 3: Differentiated Instruction #443344

June 10 Day 4: Creativity & Critical Thinking #443349

June 11 Day 5: Depth & Complexity #443352


July 19 Day 1: Nature & Needs #443356

July 20 Day 2: ID & Assessment #443357

July 21 Day 3: Differentiated Instruction #443363

July 22 Day 4: Creativity & Critical Thinking #443366

July 23 Day 5: Depth & Complexity #443371

G/T 6-hour UPDATE! Differentiated Instruction (Including Interactive Notebooks, Sketchnoting, and Choice Boards)

Join us for this session to help guide students in their own learning mission! In addition to traditional methods of differentiation, we will also look at ways to add a little fun to interactive notebooks, including foldables, sketchnoting, and digital notebooks. Also, we will look at Choice Boards to help differentiate and motivate gifted learners.

July 28 Session #4143578

G/T Counselor, Administrator Training

According to state law, all counselors and administrators must have six hours of G/T training specific to their roles as school leaders of gifted students. Prior to HB 3, the training was a combined session designed for counselors and administrators. Beginning with Fall 2020, school leaders should take the session most appropriate to their job duties.

May 18 Counselor Training Session #443337

June 3 Counselor Training Session #443338

May 13 Administrator Training Session #443333

June 15 Administrator Training Session # 443355

All classes are ONLINE.

Fee: $175 per session

Fee Service Districts Attend FREE

For specific details or to register, click here.

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Tanny McGregor brings over 30 years of professional experience to her creative and engaging

sessions. Tanny has served as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, gifted intervention

specialist, and preK-12 staff developer. She is the author of three books, Comprehension

Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading (Heinemann, 2007), Genre Connections: Lessons to

Launch Literary and Nonfiction Texts (Heinemann, 2013), and her newest release, Ink & Ideas:

Sketchnotes for Engagement, Comprehension, and Thinking (Heinemann, 2019). Tanny was

also a contributor to the seminal work, Comprehension Going Forward: Where We Are/What’s

Next (Heinemann, 2011). In addition to writing and consulting, Tanny serves as a teacher on

special assignment for West Clermont Schools in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Follow her on Twitter @TannyMcG and visit her website at

Join us for an afternoon with Tanny McGregor!

Wednesday, June 30th, 9am-4pm

This is an online event.

Guest speaker Tanny McGregor will quench your thirst for a little educational summer fun! We will learn how to use sketchnoting as a way for students to learn, understand, and retain concepts and information. In addition, the day will include time for sharing ideas and networking with other education professionals.

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to REFRESH yourself...and earn G/T Credit!

Fee Service Members attend this Special Day FREE!

All others: $75 registration fee

Books by Tanny McGregor..........Sign up to spend the afternoon with her JUNE 30! Session # 411962

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What are you reading?

Book Club Suggestions

Thrive Through the Five by Jill Siler

Read the World...Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age

by Kristin Ziemke & Katie Muhtaris

Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell


If you have specific training needs for your district, please let me know. We can plan a session (online or onsite as it is appropriate) to meet your needs.

  • Online, at ESC, or at your district
  • Update topics: Special Populations of G/T, Differentiating Instruction, ISN's and Interactive Notebooks, Texas Performance Standards Project, Creativity/ Critical Thinking, Depth & Complexity, or we can CREAT A CUSTOM SESSION to meet your needs!
  • Review District Training Plans and Goals
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