GT Lead Teachers

GT Lead Teachers

2018-2019 Impact Learning | Back-to-School Professional LearningGT Lead Teachers

Date and Time: August 14th; 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

GT Lead Teacher Districtwide Day Training 

Location: Duff Elementary Cafeteria

Day at a Glance



8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Building Our GT Garden  
  • How does our Garden Grow? 
  • Reviewing Campus Data 
  • Professional Expectations, Services and Deadlines 
  • 4th Grade Curriculum- Universal Concept of Change 

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Depth and Complexity 
  • Differentiated Lesson Planning 
  • Using Rubrics 
  • Mentorship Web 
  • Literature Circles 2-6 
  • Extra-curricular  
  • Goal Setting 

Description: Elementary GT Lead Teachers will participate in strategies to create a community of learners, review campus data to make informed decisions, meet with mentors, discuss state and district job expectations including services and deadlines. Teachers will be introduced to the universal concept of change and the 4th-grade pullout curriculum for the first six weeks. Additionally, GT Lead teachers will engage in collaborative planning to create differentiated lesson plans for various types of gifted and talented learners using the 4th-grade curriculum with depth and complexity as a model for other grade-level planning.  The year-long plan for literature circles will be briefly examined and modeled.  Spelling Bee and UIL timelines for implementation will be discussed.  Teachers will self-reflect on prior knowledge and experience and will create a goal for further coaching and learning throughout the year. 

Focus Area: Differentiation  


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