Third-Party PD Verification

TAGT connects and empowers educators and parents to meet the unique needs of gifted learners and we appreciate your shared commitment to gifted education. Our vision is to provide relevant and innovative programs and services through an engaged, diverse membership. These core principals have guided our recent strategic plan, and as a result, we are reviewing all of our programs to ensure they are relevant, innovative and serving our diverse membership in the best way possible.

After a year of thorough review and research by an outside firm, the TAGT Board of Directors appointed a task force to explore the possible creation of a new peer-reviewed verification program focused on supporting G/T coordinators by providing a list of verified PD training to coordinators. Having received the task force’s thorough study of the feasibility of such a program, the TAGT Board of Directors determined to not pursue a TAGT Peer-Reviewed Professional Development Program.

Resources created by the task force to help with the selection of professional development by coordinators will be made available to TAGT member coordinators at a later date.

It is important to note that it is, and has always been, entirely up to local school districts to determine what is accepted as G/T training.

If you are a third-party training program that has relied on TAGT to vet third-party training programs, please be aware that courses may no longer use any of the following terms: “TAGT Verified,” “TAGT-Approved for the TAGT Awareness Certificate,” or “TAGT Certified,” as TAGT does not offer credit, the awareness certificate, verification, or certification of programs. Again, it is up to a school district to determine what is accepted for G/T credit, training, professional development, etc.

We appreciate your continued interest in TAGT and quality programming for gifted educators, as well as your patience and interest as we dug deeper into this potential project.

Please direct any questions you might have to Lacy Compton, Education and Communications Manager, 512.717.6074 or lacy@txgifted.org Thank you for your continued support of, and work for, gifted educators across the state!