ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-08-070

Date Created : 05/09/2008


Co-op Directors
High School Principals
other: GT Administrators and Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Alice Barnes Rose, 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, Programs for Gifted Education

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.

This workshop will be conducted via CIV (Compressed Interactive Video) at each of the state’s fifteen education cooperatives. Hopefully this will be convenient to schools and teachers. The schedule will be as follows:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 – English and Social Studies
Thursday, August 7, 2008 – Math and Science

Workshops each day will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and participants must attend the entire workshop for completion of this required training and to obtain certificates of attendance. This will be the only statewide workshop conducted this summer. Teachers should make plans to attend.

The workshops will be for teachers of mathematics, science, social studies or English. 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.

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 in each individual district. The deadline for registration is July 7, 2008; however, teachers hired after this date are eligible to attend.


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