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  • Hi! My name is Lindsey Wells. I am the new Curriculum Director for Mineral Wells ISD. I have been in education for twenty-two years. I have taught second-eighth in all subjects with all student populations in my classrooms. Most recently I served ...

  • Hello Everyone, I am DongMei (May) from Austin ISD, a new member since May 2024. I am the evaluator of our district's Javits GT program. I got exposed to GT education for less than 2 years and I have learned a lot from my Austin ISD colleagues in the ...

  • Hi Dana! Welcome to TAGT. I hope you will consider joining the New Coordinator Boot Camp on August 2nd. https://www.txgifted.org/new-coordinator . Not only will this camp provide information and resources, but you will meet others who can support ...

  • Hi everyone!! I am so excited to join this group and have a place to come for support from colleagues. I am starting my first year as the GT Coordinator for our district and am thrilled for the opportunity. I am also an Instructional Math Coach so ...

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  • Fort Worth, Texas, Application Deadline: Not applicable Position Details: The College of Education occasionally has openings for part-time temporary adjunct instructors with specializations in middle/secondary teacher education (grades 4-8 and/or grades 7-12). Applying for a part-time teaching appointment would add the applicant to a pool which is available to the departmental search committee for consideration in case the need arises. Department Details: N/A School/College Description: TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors, leaders, and youth advocates. The college offers both B.S. and B.S.E. degrees at the undergraduate level, as well as five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many of which are nationally recognized. Programs include eighteen content area pathways to teacher certification in K-12 education along with programs and/or concentrations in youth advocacy, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education, mathematics education, language and literacy education, and special education. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences with our centers, institutes, programs, and community partners. University & Fort Worth Description: ABOUT TCU Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine. Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity. At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included. ABOUT FORT WORTH Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country. Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues. Required Application Materials & Application Instructions: TCU only accepts online applications and documents. To apply for a part-time adjunct position, attach a letter of application and a curriculum vita to the online application. Additional documents may be required by the department at a later time. AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
  • Fort Worth, Texas, Application Deadline: Not applicable Position Details: The College of Education occasionally has openings for part-time temporary adjunct instructors with specializations in elementary teacher education (grades kindergarten through sixth grade). Applying for a part-time teaching appointment would add the applicant to a pool which is available to the departmental search committee for consideration in case the need arises. Department Details: N/A School/College Description: TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors, leaders, and youth advocates. The college offers both B.S. and B.S.E. degrees at the undergraduate level, as well as five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many of which are nationally recognized. Programs include eighteen content area pathways to teacher certification in K-12 education along with programs and/or concentrations in youth advocacy, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education, mathematics education, language and literacy education, and special education. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences with our centers, institutes, programs, and community partners. University & Fort Worth Description: ABOUT TCU Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine. Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity. At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included. ABOUT FORT WORTH Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country. Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues. Required Application Materials & Application Instructions: TCU only accepts online applications and documents. To apply for a part-time adjunct position, attach a letter of application and a curriculum vita to the online application. Additional documents may be required by the department at a later time. AA/EEO Statement: As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
  • Huntsville, Texas, Requisition: 202300290S Occupational Category (Staff Positions Only): Professional Hiring Salary: Monthly-Staff Department: Charter School General Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Education or in a related field. Experience in teaching or a related field preferred. Valid Texas Teacher Certification to teach Kindergarten through sixth grade or able to obtain one in a calendar year to teach Kindergarten through Sixth grade. Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties: Responsible for instructing students in an elementary school from Kindergarten through sixth grade. Creates and maintains an educational atmosphere that encourages effective student learning and supports school programs and goals. Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only): Instructs students on subjects such as science, literature, and math, and creates a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program. Implements and administers into daily student instruction appropriate educational curriculum, which is aligned with the Texas State Standards. Creates instructional resources for use in the classroom. Plans, prepares, and delivers instructional activities. Creates a positive educational climate in which students can learn. Analyzes student progress and provides appropriate instruction. Provides a classroom management/discipline plan ensuring safety at all times. Ensures assessment regulations and guidelines are followed at all times. Develops a classroom/school climate that promotes positive learning conditions. Works professionally and cooperatively with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, and the community. Integrates technology into the instructional program. Meets course and school-wide student performance goals. Participates in ongoing training sessions. Creates lesson plans and modifies accordingly throughout the year. Grades papers and maintains the grade book. Writes grant proposals to gain funding for further research. Creates projects designed to enhance lectures. Reads and stays abreast of current topics in education. Utilizes various curriculum resources. Integrates competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans. Utilizes curricula that reflect the various educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served. Develops incentives to keep participants in class. Develops professional relationships with other agencies and programs. Utilizes public library resources. Works with program coordinators to ensure initiatives are being met. Tutors students on an individual basis. Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities. Prepares and distributes required reports. Observes and evaluates student performance. Manages student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures. Guides the learning process towards achievement of curriculum goals. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and strategies aligned with the instructional objectives, in order to meet the needs of all students. Participates as an active member with other faculty and staff. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy. Maintains and improves professional competence. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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  • In October of this year, I was informed that TAGT would no longer be supporting gtchat. Our final chat with TAGTs support was December 21st. I’d like to express my gratitude to TXGifted for their support over the past 12 years. In 2024, #gtchat will chart a new course. (See joint statement below.) I would Continue reading A Look Back and a LookAhead

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