GT Staff Development
In Pearland ISD, all teachers of gifted or advanced students must obtain a 30-hour GT Awareness Certificate before their first gifted or advanced teaching assignment. This includes six hours in each of the following topics:
- Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners
- Identification and Assessment of Gifted
- Differentiated Curriculum for the Gifted
- Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
After their first year of teaching gifted or advanced students, teachers of these courses must earn at least 6 hours each year of GT professional development.
Summer Staff Development
Teachers may receive GT credit for attending a conference if they obtain approval from Advanced Academics prior to the conference. Please send a copy of the course description and conference title to Advanced Academics. After attending the conference, teachers must send a copy of the certificate of attendance to Advanced Academics.
Campus Staff Development
Campus staff development may count for GT credit if before the staff development an agreement has been made between the campus administrator and the Advanced Academics grade-level specialist. After completing the training, send a copy of the sign-in sheet, course agenda, and presentation to Advanced Academics.
Note: Participation in curriculum development, vertical alignment, or lesson planning will NOT receive GT credit hours.