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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 ...

  • Greetings friends! We are working with TEA to clarify a lot of this but this has a good summary: https://www.txgifted.org/blog_home.asp?Display=90. Also, the full bill is here: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB1525. ...

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    RE: GT Funding

    Go to SB 1525.  It is explained there.  Just discovered the wording during professional learning session I did at Region 8.  Thanks to Susan Huizinga at Region 8 for helping me find it. ------------------------------ Dr. Cecelia Boswell Owner, Consultant ...

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    RE: GT Funding

    Great idea Stacey!!! Michelle Swain, M. Ed. Director, Gifted and Advanced Academic Services Round Rock Independent School District 1311 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock, TX 78681 (512) 464-5023

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    RE: GT Funding

    Stacy, That is a really good question! I would like to know more too. From my understanding…. It probably isn't going to make a big impact on most districts. Maybe districts could share on this page how it has impacted their district. The funding ...

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  • Fort Worth, Texas, Application Deadline 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 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Department Details School/College Description TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors and leaders. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. The college has seven undergraduate programs, five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many nationally recognized, that offer degrees and paths to teacher certification in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education and special education. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences from their first semester with our center, institutes, programs and community partnerships, creating leaders in the classroom and beyond. University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 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, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®. At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum. 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 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 Please note that this posting is not intended to convey that such a need currently exists. TCU only accepts online applications and documents. To apply for a part-time 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. Letters of application and resumes will be kept on file until May 31, 2022. 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 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 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Department Details School/College Description TCU’s College of Education provides exceptional preparation for the most inspired and inspiring educators, counselors and leaders. TCU is the only university in the nation with two on-campus laboratory schools, Starpoint and KinderFrogs, for children with learning differences. The college has seven undergraduate programs, five master's programs and five doctoral programs, many nationally recognized, that offer degrees and paths to teacher certification in K-12 education, curriculum and instruction, curriculum studies, counseling and counselor education, educational leadership, higher education leadership, science education and special education. Students have the opportunity to engage in real-world experiences from their first semester with our center, institutes, programs and community partnerships, creating leaders in the classroom and beyond. University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 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, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®. At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum. 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 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 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. Letters of application and resumes will be kept on file until May 31, 2022. 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.
  • Missouri City, Texas, Job Overview Define the vision and mission of the school, provide strong educational leadership to ensure high standards of instruction; ensure compliance with FBISD district policies and perform related district-wide administrative duties as required and/or assigned. Instructional Leadership and School Management Assume administrative responsibility and instructional leadership for the campus Develop, review, revise, and continuously update the Campus Improvement Plan each year, with the assistance of the Campus Based Leadership Team Demonstrate thorough understanding of state and federal accountability systems Implement, communicate, and monitor Response to Intervention expectations to staff, parents, and students Direct the development and implementation of campus specific staff development Oversee and monitor a structured discipline management School/Community Relations Analyze and interpret available data to address needs of school and community Communicate effectively with students, staff, parents and other system administrators to share information, develop plans, resolve conflicts, and maintain a positive culture and climate Establish techniques to ensure parent and community involvement Personnel Management Interview, select, evaluate, and grow high quality school staff Recommend to the Superintendent/Asst. Superintendent decisions regarding termination, suspension, transfer, promotion, renewal or non-renewal of employees assigned to the campus Define expectations for staff performance regarding instructional strategies, classroom management and communication with the public Fiscal, Administrative and Facility Management Oversee expenditures, maintain fiscal control based on documented program needs, and accurately report financial information Manage the use of and coordinate the maintenance of school facilities and grounds to ensure a clean, orderly and safe learning environment Supervisory Responsibilities Carries out supervisory responsibilities for the faculty and staff of the assigned campus in accordance with the District’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Master's Degree Valid Texas Mid-Management or Principal Certification Advancing Educational Leadership (AEL) certificate or its equivalent Instructional Leadership Development (ILD or ILT) or must be obtained within 3 months of start date as designated by the Department of School Leadership Board Approved T-TESS Certification or must be obtained within 3 months of start date as designated by the Department of School Leadership Minimum of 3 years of administrative experience as an assistant principal required Minimum of 2 years of successful classroom teaching experience required Possesses a moral and ethical compass Demonstrates a heart and passion for leadership Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness Ability to manage personnel Ability to coordinate campus functions Ability to implement policy and procedures Ability to interpret data Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills Based on experience

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