I. Thirty Hour GT Foundation Online Training for new-to-G/T Teachers

    2023 Fall 30 hour GT Foundation ONLINE training available for untrained teachers who have been assigned GT learners: 

    Please fill out this form if you are a new-to-GT educator and in need the 30 hour G/T Foundation Training. Registration information and the code to access the TAGT on-demand modules will appear once the form is complete.  Follow the instructions that appear to gain access to the Responsive Learning, TAGT on-demand learning modules. This training needs to be completed by January 3, 2025 for participants to be in compliance.  

    Secondary instructors who have attended APSI, OnRamps, AVID, or other Advanced Academics content-related training the summer prior to needing their 30 hour training can have that training count for up to 18 of their 30 hours. Contact Cody Pruitt for sign-up information about remaining training requirements if this applies to you. 

    Contact Cody Pruitt with questions about the training or access information. Send all training certificates to the district administration office upon completion.  Keep a copy of your training certificates for your records.

    II. PD Documentation for new-to-district Teachers who have 30 Hour GT Foundation Training
    Teachers who have thirty (30) hours of GT Foundation training records from outside of district should submit copies of training certificates to Cody Pruitt,  Advanced Academics Coordinator. Upon review and acceptance of documentation, hours will be recorded in the GT training records maintained by the district (this is separate from True North). Employees are required to maintain records of their GT foundation training hours and annual updates.  Proof of training can be requested at any time. Teachers using the outside provider online training provided by the district will also need to submit certificates of training upon completion.

    III. Six Hour GT Update Requirement for Professionals Currently Serving Gifted Learners

    Pflugerville ISD's training cycle for GT Professional Development is June 1 - May 1.  Teachers who provide instruction and services that are a part of the district’s defined gifted/talented services receive a minimum of six (6) hours annually of professional learning in gifted/talented education that is related to state teacher education standards.

    Teachers providing GT services in PFISD include: elementary GT cluster teachers, PFLEX teachers, Advanced Academic core content teachers (AP, Advanced, and dual credit/enrollment teachers).  Six-hour updates should be completed annually by teachers serving GT learners each year after the 30 hour Foundation training.  The thirty hour foundation training should be taken prior to annual updates.  An annual update does not need to be completed in the year the 30 hour foundation training is completed.
    IV. Six Hour GT Update Process - June 2023 - May 2024:  
    1. Campus GT Administrators are responsible for creating a GT Professional Learning Plan for their campus annually with the support of the Advanced Academics Coordinator. 
    menu of approved GT training options can help create this plan. Make sure the campus plan is outlined in the link above titled GT Professional Learning Plan prior to the end school in May.  Campuses can elect to have teachers locate their own training options as part of their plan.  It is strongly recommended that campuses have a targeted area of professional learning identified through the campus self-evaluation and/or GT teacher survey.  As you plan, please note that the first item on the menu of options is the online TAGT on-demand professional library paid for by the district.  Consider using these modules to fulfill training needs or a blend of online learning and face to face PLC meetings.  Book study suggestions can be accessed at Hoagies Gifted.

    Each participant should save documentation of training activities.  Documentation may include one or more of the following depending on training type:
    1.) Transcript;
    2.) Certificate;
    3.) Letter or documentation stating training received;
    4.) Sign in sheets and agenda/notes from PLC / book study meetings - include chapters read, dates of meetings, and topics discussed.
    2. Teachers serving GT Learners will complete a Professional Learning Reflection  by May 1, 2024. To submit the form for the Professional Learning Reflection, all questions must be answered and documentation of training must be attached to the end of the form.  This form is open during the entire training cycle window of June 1, 2023 - May 1, 2024. The form will close on May 7, 2024.
     V. State GT Information

    Additional information for GT services in Texas can be found at Gifted and Talented Education in Texas.