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  • Call for Outstanding Student Nominations Nominate your outstanding 4 th -8 th graders for summer 2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps online at www.educationinaction.org/nominate . Outstanding 4 th -8 th graders travel to the Dallas/Fort ...

  • This is wonderful!  Thank you for sharing Audra! I need a collection like this for around the Austin area (Williamson and Travis Counties).  Does anyone else in the group have one to share like this? ------------------------------ Tiffany O'Connell GT ...

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  • I send this out every spring to our parents.  Would love to be able to add to it. https://www.smore.com/xnwjd-summer-enrichment-opportunities ------------------------------ Audra Rowell Advanced Academics Coordinator, K-12 Northwest ISD Justin, Texas ...

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  • Hello All, Do any of you have a Middle School Humanities resource that you love and/or that works well with GT students? Any suggestions or ideas are welcome! Thank you, ------------------------------ Brigette Cardenas Advanced Academics Instructional ...

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    I'm compiling resources for our parents of GT camps & competitions in the DFW area. If you know of any, please share them with me. :) ------------------------------ Alyssa Hanna GT Coordinator Godley ISD ahanna@godleyisd.net ------------------------ ...

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  • Huntsville, Texas, Requisition: 202100039F Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty Department: School of Music General Requirements: All School of Music faculty members are expected to maintain a record of performances, service, and creative productivity that indicates continuing growth of national and international visibility. The applicant must work collegially with others and be committed to undergraduate education. Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties: Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate applied Tuba and academic classes in an area of expertise, actively recruit and maintain a studio of Tuba majors, and perform with faculty chamber groups. All School of Music faculty members are expected to achieve in research/performance, professional development, and service, be committed to undergraduate education, and work collegially with others. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position: Submit application, letter of interest, vitae, university transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, contact information for three additional references (please list these additional references in the “reference contact information” section), and a media presentation. The media presentation document should include a list of URL's of recent recordings including repertoire information and performance date. Other supporting materials may be requested at a later date. Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Scott Plugge, Chair – Tuba Search Committee, School of Music, Sam Houston State University, PO Box 2208, Huntsville, TX 77341-2208, plugge@shsu.edu, (936) 294-3808. The search committee will begin review of applications upon receipt. Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
  • Austin, Texas, Mission ACE Academy provides a personalized education for gifted learners within a nurturing community. Vision ACE students embrace a complex and progressive curriculum, thrive in academic environments and confront challenges with creativity and flexibility. Overview Led by an exceptional faculty, the school offers a personalized, student-centered, and academically engaging program that nurtures and challenges students to reach their fullest potential.   ACE Academy is an 501(c)3 non profit, private school that offers gifted programming from K to 8th  grade. Established in 2005, ACE Academy educates an underserved community of learners in Austin,  Texas. A commonly accepted statistic is that gifted learners are those who score in the top 5% of IQ  tests. A GT student can vary radically in specific abilities or areas (asynchronous development).  Because GT children process information differently from the average student, they need a learning  environment flexible enough to meet and encourage these differences. Their unique ways of thinking  are assets that must be valued and encouraged, or they may be suppressed, hidden, or lost.  ACE Academy seeks a dynamic, perceptive and unifying leader as its next Head of School starting Summer 2021. The successful candidate will be devoted to the school’s mission and vision.  ACE Academy’s Head of School will foster a climate of  excellence and promote growth among students, faculty and staff. This is an exceptional opportunity  to help lead a school through its next phase of growth.  Desired Qualities and Qualifications The next Head must become a passionate advocate for the school –both internally and across our city, state and country. They must be an engaged and authentic presence at school and in the community. This person will work in partnership with the Head of Operations, Dean of Faculty, the Board of Trustees, parents, alumni, and parents of alumni to envision a vibrant future for the school and then implement that plan. The successful candidate will possess positive energy, optimism, superb communication skills, and a long-term strategic perspective to help grow the school.  The ideal candidate should embody the spirit of kindness, warmth, and acceptance that permeates the school. As well as being communicative, approachable and responsive.  The successful Head will be a collaborative, consensus-building leader who actively solicits input and asks powerful questions; builds relationships first; listens well; communicates with inspiration and clarity; and effectively delegates and empowers other team members.  They will bring passion for creating the next generation of education programs and can cultivate a culture of innovation and creativity. This person will be able to propel ACE Academy into its next phase of growth. ACE Academy has defined the following additional priorities for preferred candidates: Experience in education and evidence of a commitment to lifelong learning. A sophisticated understanding of private, independent school business curriculum models and ability to adopt best practices   Ability to build a culture of philanthropy. Long-term commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Superb interpersonal and people management skills. A strong understanding of gifted and the twice exceptional population. Ability to build systems to maximize retention. Ability to authentically embody the joy of learning in an Early Childhood to Grade 8 setting. Leadership and decision-making experience; operational savvy, entrepreneurial mindset.   Head of School  The Head of School serves as a partner administrator of a staff of 25-40 and a student body of 80- 145 students ranging from Kinder through 8th grade. The Head of School provides leadership and innovative vision in the ongoing planning, development, direction,  implementation, evaluation and growth of the school. The Head of School aligns the school’s strategic plan with the academic goals and resources needed to meet the mission and vision of ACE.  The Head of School is a passionate, life long learner who will continually look for innovative ways to make ACE Academy a leader in gifted education, reaching as many students and striving to make a direct impact on our broader community.   The Head of School, Head of Operations and Dean of Faculty and Curriculum participate as collaborative members of the leadership team. Membership in the leadership team requires the highest level of professionalism in conducting day-to-day business and building relationships. This person should be a transformative leader that empowers every employee to be the best they can be.  Qualities and Skills Required for this Position Passionate Thought Leadership Creative Problem Solver Collaborator Flexibility Team player Life long learner Experience with gifted and the twice exceptional population ACE Academy is a growing school that has the flexibility of a small organization, the mindset of a start-up business, and the security of an established institution. As a member of the administration team there will be tasks that come up throughout the year that might not be part of your official job description, but will require your assistance. Embracing this type of collaborative and team approach with a positive attitude is necessary for your success and professional growth within the school.   Based on Experience
  • Grapevine, Texas, ASPIRE Academy for Highly Gifted Students is seeking a math teacher to instruct middle school students in high school-level math courses. Housed at Cross Timbers Middle School, ASPIRE operates as a school-within-a-school, providing highly gifted learners with appropriate learning activities and experiences in core academic areas to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, and social growth. This teacher will join a highly successful ASPIRE team of middle school teachers and will be supported by an instructional coach. Based on student need, this teaching position will include sections of Algebra I, Geometry, and possibly Algebra II/PreCalculus. Qualifications Education/Certification: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject(s) and level(s) assigned.  Applicants must hold one of the certifications listed:  Secondary Mathematics Grades (6-12), Mathematics Grades (7-12), Mathematics Grades (8-12) Experience teaching algebra and/or geometry, preferred  Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned Gifted & Talented Endorsement or Certification preferred  (GT certification required during the summer or fall semester if candidate does not already have it)   GT 30 hours plus annual six (6) hour update Experience teaching gifted students preferred  Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of core academic subject(s) assigned General knowledge of curriculum and instruction Understanding of the unique social and emotional needs of highly gifted students Ability to cultivate positive relationships with highly gifted and high achieving students and their families Ability  to create a positive learning environment Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Ability to bring digital tools into the classroom Ability to differentiate according to student readiness, interest and needs Experience: Experience teaching gifted learners (such as accelerated math/science teacher, GT sections of math courses, etc.) Curriculum design experience specifically related to differentiating instruction and creating differentiated learning experiences for gifted students 

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