Advanced Academics/Gifted and Talented
ESC Region 11 provides training and technical support for advanced academics/gifted and talented education. The 30-hour gifted and talented training required by 19 TAC § 89.2(1) is offered three times a year, both face to face and online. Six-hour gifted and talented updates required by 19 TAC § 89.2(3) are provided through the core content areas, as well as concept specific trainings, such as Twice Exceptional, throughout the year. Administrator and counselor training required by 19 TAC § 89.2(4) is offered in the fall and summer each year. Advanced Academics/GT Advisory Committee meetings are held in the spring and fall for administrators, GT coordinators, directors, and teachers. Customized trainings and GT packages are available according to district needs. Technical assistance is always available for GT concerns and questions.