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  • Hi All- Maybe there is data already "out there" somewhere, but I'm curious if there is any demographic information about the teaching and education backgrounds of teachers who specifically teach in GT classrooms or are directors of gifted programs? ...

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    Mission Statements

    The teachers in my region have asked about examples of mission statements from districts' written GT manuals...  Would anyone like to share theirs? ------------------------------ Vince Moore, PhD Advanced Academics Consultant Region 14 ESC Abilene, TX ...

  • I hope everyone takes time to listen to this session. It sounds great. ------------------------------ Jaret Hodges Assistant Professor University of North Texas Denton, TX 830-857-6209 ------------------------------

  • Hi Kari,  This is a really hard problem that I have talked with a few districts about. The hard part about this is to untangle how much growth is because of the g/t program from the rest of their growth. The best way of doing this is to look at students ...

  • My district made heavy use of PALs. It was a popular program and worked to incentivize high school students (PALS was a very popular elective) and the elementary students looked forward to it. One challenge that I recall facing was the logistical side ...

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  • Stratford, New Jersey, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine HCOP PT Teacher   Job Title:                     PT Teacher Department:               Academic Affairs         Facility:                       Stratford          Reports To:                  Program Coordinator, Student Case Manager & Advisor SUMMARY: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) aims to increase the pipeline of disadvantaged high school and college students into medical school. This multifaceted effort is specifically designed to increase retention and graduation of these diverse underserved students across the educational continuum, from high school and community college into four year college and graduate medical school professional programs.   The HCOP Academy exposes students to careers in medicine and provides resources to assist students to progress to the next educational level. Services include advising, educational enhancement, mentoring, field trips, panels, entrance exam preparation, application assistance, and more. Working under the direction of the HCOP Case Manager & Advisor, the Teacher will assist with curriculum development for and supervision of high school participants in the HCOP Explorers and Saturday Academy. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop STEM curriculum modules for high school participants. Schedule visits with community partners for exposure to various healthcare populations and environments. Supervise student activities and promote engagement with content and facilitators. Collect & maintain a repository of academic resources for students. QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The ideal candidate for this position will be passionate about STEM and working with high school students in classroom and non-traditional settings.  STEM curriculum development and group management skills are essential.  Knowledge of college and career readiness strategies preferred. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Odessa, Texas, The University of Texas Permian Basin STEM Academy Charter School is seeking student-centered individuals to teach 1st Grade during the 2020/2021 school year. The 1st Grade Classroom Teacher will design and deliver instructional lessons which provide appropriate educational opportunities and instruction for each student, according to his/her needs and abilities. The general responsibilities for this position include: • Develop current lesson plans (daily and/or weekly) and instructional materials that provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil. Provide planned learning experiences that motivate students, utilize best practices, are inclusive of parent participation, and are developmentally appropriate. Select and utilize appropriate instructional materials, aids, and supplies that assist in the development of innovative, well-organized units of study • Participate cooperatively in the system of evaluation as stated in the Charter’s guidelines. Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, prepare student reports and communicate with parents regarding their child’s progress • Participate in assigned committees, school and parent meetings • Additional duties, as assigned WORK SCHEDULE : This is an exempt, non-tenured TEA funded teaching position. Teachers are scheduled to teach and participate in various professional development days, as scheduled each academic school year. Generally, this position will require the Teacher to be on campus during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In this role, evening and weekend hours may be required to grade materials, create lesson plans, and attend parent meetings and other academic events. Additional duties, such as morning and lunch duty, will be assigned that will require extended workdays. HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered.   Link to job posting at the UTPB Careers site: https://utpb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2633. Please include all required documents with your submission. Unofficial transcripts of all college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire.   The University offers an excellent compensation package, which includes a broad range of employee benefits and a generous retirement program ( TRS ). We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu. UT–Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented group members are encouraged to apply. UTPB participates in e-Verify. • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in a STEM field or Curriculum and Instruction • A valid Texas teaching certificate • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in a STEM field or Curriculum and Instruction • A valid Texas teaching certificate • Minimum of one to three years of K-12 teaching • Candidates without a Master’s Degree will be required to enroll in an accredited program within 18 months of hire and earn the degree within 5 years of hire • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning • All UTPB employees must be able to pass a criminal background check Preferred Qualifications: • Preference will be given to educators with experience using various technologies in a STEM field  
  • Odessa , Texas, The University of Texas Permian Basin STEM Academy Charter School is seeking student-centered individuals to teach Kindergarten during the 2020/2021 school year. The Kinder Classroom Teacher will design and deliver instructional lessons which provide appropriate educational opportunities and instruction for each student, according to his/her needs and abilities. The general responsibilities for this position include: • Develop current lesson plans (daily and/or weekly) and instructional materials that provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil. Provide planned learning experiences that motivate students, utilize best practices, are inclusive of parent participation, and are developmentally appropriate. Select and utilize appropriate instructional materials, aids, and supplies that assist in the development of innovative, well-organized units of study • Participate cooperatively in the system of evaluation as stated in the Charter’s guidelines. Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, keep appropriate records, prepare student reports and communicate with parents regarding their child’s progress • Participate in assigned committees, school and parent meetings • Additional duties, as assigned WORK SCHEDULE : This is an exempt, non-tenured TEA funded teaching position. Teachers are scheduled to teach and participate in various professional development days, as scheduled each academic school year. Generally, this position will require the Teacher to be on campus during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In this role, evening and weekend hours may be required to grade materials, create lesson plans, and attend parent meetings and other academic events. Additional duties, such as morning and lunch duty, will be assigned that will require extended workdays.   HOW TO APPLY: All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered.  Link to job posting at the UTPB Careers site: https://utpb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2634. Please include all required documents with your submission. Unofficial transcripts of all college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire.   The University offers an excellent compensation package, which includes a broad range of employee benefits and a generous retirement program ( TRS ). We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu. UT–Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented group members are encouraged to apply. UTPB participates in e-Verify. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in a STEM field or Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education • A valid Texas teaching certificate • Minimum of one to three years of K-12 teaching • Candidates without a Master’s Degree will be required to enroll in an accredited program within 18 months of hire and earn the degree within 5 years of hire • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning • All UTPB employees must be able to pass a criminal background check

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  • This weeks Global #gtchat Powered by TAGT tackled the issue of the impact of critical thinking on society. Our guest was Colin Seale, founder of thinkLaw and author of Thinking like a Lawyer. Colin Seale is an educator, attorney, and critical thinking expert. He founded thinkLaw, an award-winning organization, to help educators leverage inquiry-based instructional []

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