New Coordinator Boot Camp

Monday, August 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Format: Live Online, post-event recordings available 

Cost: $120 members/$220 nonmembers

Join TAGT for the online New Coordinator Boot Camp on August 2, 2021! Created by TAGT Emerging Leaders Program Alumni, this program is designed to provide new and aspiring district G/T coordinators with the knowledge and skills needed to begin this position with direction and understanding while providing the resources to effectively build and maintain appropriate educational services for G/T students in the district. The workshop will include an overview of Texas G/T state and local policy, the Texas State Plan for the Education of G/T Students, identification and assessment, professional development requirements, and building internal and external relationships. Participants will leave this workshop with connections to the G/T community, along with a network of fellow leaders, new and experienced, to call on throughout the year.
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Pre-Recorded Session Available July 26
How to Build and Sustain a G/T Program, presented by Lynette Breedlove, The Gatton Academy, Western Kentucky University
August 2
8:45 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Coffee Chats/Room Opens
9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m.: Introductions/Welcomes
9:10 a.m.-9:40 a.m.: How to Build and Sustain a G/T Program: Flipped Session Takeaways & Q&A
9:40 a.m.-10:20 a.m.: Top 5 Things We Wish We Knew, presented by Michael Flusche, Fort Worth ISD; Kevin Moore, Plano ISD; Heather Block, Pearland ISD; Blake Haygood, New Braunfels ISD; Meredith Austin, Humble ISD; and Robyn Olsen, Pearland ISD
10:20 a.m. -10:40 a.m.: Things We Wish We Knew Follow Up Breakout Sessions
10:40 a.m.-10:50 a.m.: Break 
10:50 a.m.-11:25 a.m.: Identification & Assessment: The Dos and Don’ts, presented by Celeste Sodergren, Waco ISD
11:25 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Tracking, Planning, & Differentiating the 30 Hours, presented by Audra Rowell, Northwest ISD
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Small-Group Reflection Time
1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.: Communication: How to Conduct Crucial Conversations and Build Relationships, presented by Monica Simonds, Richardson ISD
1:50 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Mentor Coordinator Q&A with Meredith Austin, Humble ISD, Maria Chrzanowski, Amarillo ISD, Tina Moore, Grand Prairie ISD, Chris Reichelt, Conroe ISD, and Christine Williamson, San Antonio ISD
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Closing and Small-Group Wrap-Up