ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-06-101

Date Created : 04/07/2006


Co-op Directors
High School Principals
other: G/T Administrators/Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Diana Julian, Assistant Commissioner
G/T Summer Workshop: Teaching the Gifted in the Secondary Content Classroom

Regulatory Authority:
Rules Governing Gifted & Talented Program Approval Standards

Contact Person:
Ann M. Biggers, Administrator, G/T Programs

Phone Number:


The education service cooperatives will again sponsor a one-day workshop to fulfill the requirements for counting identified gifted and talented students being served in secondary content classes by a teacher, not a trained specialist in gifted education. It will be held at Benton Jr. High School, 411 Border Street, Benton, Arkansas, on Friday, August 4, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration will be 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the upstairs front hallway in front of the library. There is limited parking on the upper level and a large teachers’ parking lot at the basement level. Signs will be posted at both levels giving directions to registration. This will be the only statewide workshop conducted this summer. Teachers should make plans to attend.

The workshop will be for teachers of English, mathematics, science or social studies. Districts that wish to count identified gifted students enrolled in a secondary content option, as formally receiving gifted and talented services, must send any content teacher not having previously attended an approved in-service workshop, unless a waiver has been granted by the Office of Gifted and Talented.

Participants are required to attend the full day in order to obtain certificates of attendance.

Please have teachers, requiring this workshop, register through the education service cooperatives or in the case of Pulaski County districts, through the Administrator of Gifted Programs. The deadline for registration is July 7; however, teachers hired after this date are eligible to attend.


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