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TAGT Awards

March 27, 2011

Know a great GT Teacher or Parent?  Nominate them for a TAGT Award!  Deadline is April 1st.

From Jan Delisle of TAGT:

It is time to think about those individuals who have made an impact on the lives of students, parents and faculty within their districts.  Too often, we let these acts of excellence go by without recognition.  Honestly, folks, we need to thank these people more than ever right now.

I encourage you to take the time to nominate: (criteria below)  
Outstanding Teachers of the Year
Outstanding parent of the Year
Regional Advocate of the Year
Rising Star Teacher of the Year

Please send your forms – which can be found on the TAGT website – to Jan DeLisle at 469-742-8701 fax.
Deadline for receipt of nominations is April 1, 2011.

Selection Criteria:
Outstanding Teacher of the Year
• Has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to professional growth.
• Has developed a written personal philosophy of education for the gifted that matches the characteristics of gifted and talented students.
• Has impacted gifted education at the local, regional, and state
levels.
• Has developed and implemented lessons, units, and themes that differentiate the curriculum for gifted students.
• Has served the needs of gifted students in both the cognitive and affective domains.
• Has up to three letters of recommendation detailing specific examples of the above.

Outstanding Parent of the Year
• Has demonstrated contribution of time and effort in support of the education of gifted individuals.
• Has promoted practices that benefit all gifted children.
• Has impacted gifted education at the local, regional, and state levels.
• Has encouraged shared leadership and participation among other parents, professionals, and/or community leaders.
• Has up to three letters of recommendation detailing specific examples of the above.

Regional Advocate of the Gifted
• Has provided distinguished support for gifted students among key educational administrative and policy makers.
• Has demonstrated contribution of time and effort in support of the education of gifted individuals.
• Has promoted practices that benefit all gifted children.
• Has impacted gifted education at the local, regional, and state levels.
• Has encouraged shared leadership and participation among other parents, professionals, and/or community leaders.
• Has up to three letters of recommendation detailing specific examples of the above.

“Rising Star” Teacher
Demonstrates outstanding promise by:
• Actively working toward gifted endorsement and/or is engaged in advanced professional development.
• Utilizing instructional strategies appropriate for gifted students.
• Addressing the affective needs of gifted students.

 

 

 

 

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