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Professional Development

The Curriculum and Instruction Department is responsible for matching learning and growth opportunities to the needs and professional goals of our staff.

District-Approved Flex Day Options for 2024-2025

For sessions that include a registration fee and/or travel,
complete the Request for District-Paid Professional Development form.
In-Person options (note the locations and registration info in each calendar item)
Online Flex Hour options
Psychological First Aid online course
This TEA-compliant training through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network requires creation of a free account (5 hours)
EduHero online courses (general):                                           
Before it Breaks: Proactive Classroom Management (1 hr)
Effective Classroom Behavior Management (1 hr)
Classroom Conflict (1 hr)
Link to Special Education courses
Free In-person GT update courses: Increasing Student Engagement Through DIfferentiation  (BMS Library July 23rd and August 1st.)
Free online GT update courses:
EduHero (45 min - 1 hr each)
Engaging the Gifted Student
Personality Typing and GT Students
GT: Stress and Burnout
Emotional Needs of GT Students
Growth and Maturity of GT Students
The Twice Exceptional Student
Raising the BAR
Increasing your GT Diversity
Working with GT Parents
Overcoming Roadblocks to GT Success
Tech Tools for GT Students
Differentiated Assessments
GT Instruction in the ELAR Classroom
Growth Approach to GT Instruction
Functional Perfectionism
GT STEM Inquiry using PhET Simulations
GT Students and Differentiated Instruction
GT: Energizing K-5 Science 
Tools for Energizing Creativity
Fee-based online GT courses:
Region 13 (6-hour updates)
Differentiation for Advanced Students
Curriculum Compacting
Gifted Potential in Creativity and Leadership
Using the Depth and Complexity Framework
Administrators and Counselors Training
Choice Boards for Advanced Learners
Gifted and Talented: Proactive Differentiation Using Assessments (In-person at Region 13 Marble Falls location)
Responsive Learning (30 hr. Foundations)
College Board online AP Summer Institutes
Emergent Bilingual online courses
Emergent Bilinguals: Requirements and Responsibilities (EduHero free 2 hrs.)
Implementing the ELPS by content courses (TEA Learn ELPS free 3 hrs.)
ELPS Academy (TEA Learn ELPS free 4 hrs.)

Other Training for 2024-2025

(required for new staff)
(required annually)

Wondering if the PD you attended qualifies as GT training?

If you attended a workshop or completed an online training that you believe could count towards the State-required annual update hours for Gifted and Talented, complete this form to request consideration. If you still need to complete your hours, contact Curriculum Coordinator BJ Gates for information about available options.