leadership conference April 8, 2014 Sherry Myers, Presenter The Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted and Talented students. Steve Jobs. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
Here’s to the crazy ones.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
Because the people who are crazy enough
To think they can change the world,
Are the ones who do.
To offer guidance to districts and campuses, standards for “recommended” and “exemplary” performance are included as viable targets.
Ignorance of the law is not an excuse for being
out of compliance!
HB5, Section 46, has put a new emphasis on compliance and quality of programs.
Texas Education Code §29.122:
“…each school district shall adopt a process for
identifying and serving gifted and talented
students in the district and shall establish a
program for those students in each grade level…”
This is state law, passed by the Texas Legislature.
Texas Administrative Code19 TAC §89.3:
“School districts shall provide an array of
learning opportunities for gifted/talented
students in kindergarten through grade twelve
and shall inform parents of the opportunities.”
This is state rule, as determined by TEA.
Students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication, as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted/talented students will have produced products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.
as adopted by the Texas State Board of Education
English & Spanish
If you want to see a successful gifted program model, look at a successful athletic program. Key points are:
Keep these ideas in mind when you look at your district’s gifted services!
Do you have a GT focus?
Must keep records…
Identification “To Do” List
Program Services Report
ACISD GT Program
GT Contact Meetings
District GT Program Manual
Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students
1.Commitment to the State GT Plan
2. Change is a process, not an event
3. Build human capacity
4. Inspect what you expect
Closing comments, questions……….