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2013 Summer Scholarships for Educators & Administrators – Deadline: May 3, 2013

February 5, 2013

CGA is offering a limited number of educator and administrator scholarships for professional development programs offered during the 2013 summer months.

Are you a CISD educator or administrator (and CGA member) interested in gaining some additional gifted education training and enrichment?

Parents, please forward this to your favorite teacher!  By enriching and supporting our amazing educators and administrators, we improve the educational experiences for everyone.

2013 Summer Scholarship Application for EDUCATORS

2013 Summer Scholarship Application for ADMINISTRATORS

NOTE: These are different forms so please complete appropriate application.

DEADLINE for both applications: May 3, 2013


Although this is not an exhaustive list, here are a few summer conferences educators or administrators might be interested in attending with these scholarships.  If you learn or know of a different summer conference that furthers the mission of CGA, please complete the appropriate application for consideration.

July 14-19, 2013 at University of Connecticut – Confratute was created by the Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development in 1978, when Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis decided they wanted to host a summer conference focused on Enrichment Teaching and Learning. They didn’t want it to be just any conference, though. They wanted to combine the best qualities of a CONference with a summer instiTUTE and add a whole lot of FRAternity in between.  For one week every summer, educators converge on the beautiful flagship campus of the University of Connecticut in rural Storrs, CT. Confratute offers a jam-packed schedule of events to engage, inspire, and rejuvenate educators.

CGA has provided 3 scholarships to Confratute over the last 2 summers.

July 15-18, 2013, July 22-25, 2013, and July 29 – August 1, 2013 at SMU-in-Plano campus – Southern Methodist University, in cooperation with The College Board, will offer an Advanced Placement Program Summer Institute.  New and experienced AP and Pre-AP teachers spend four days exploring the latest methods and curriculum topics in Advanced Placement Program education. Participants conclude their Institute experience at SMU with renewed enthusiasm for the AP Program and equipped with new ideas and resource materials to use in their classrooms.

UTA and TCU campuses offer similar AP summer institute course offerings.

June 17-22, 2013 in San Antonio, TX – Register for the #1 attended brain-based course in the world—discover the brain’s best-kept learning secrets in one short week and get enough research-based, classroom-tested, practical strategies for years!  You’ll learn the principles and strategies for positive changes that can skyrocket achievement scores.

June 24-25, 2013 in San Antonio, TX – This amazing 2-Day event gives you the extreme skills and insider knowledge, with practical classroom-tested tools to reach every student, nearly every time. You will learn how to successfully understand and intervene with reluctant, hyperactive, and apathetic or even disconnected learners in a totally new way. You’ll get positive, practical, research-based strategies that can skyrocket achievement scores.

July 15-19, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV and July 20-24, 2013 in Chicago, IL

July 19-20, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV – At this conference, you will have the opportunity to:

              • Share instructional strategies with colleagues that lead to AP success.
              • Enhance your classroom by exploring new resources and technology.
              • Develop strategies for building and improving an AP and Pre-AP program in your school.
              • Participate in workshops and sessions focusing on AP courses and Pre-AP strategies for new and experienced AP teachers.
              • Hear results of the AP exam and discuss student performance with AP Development Committee members.
              • Learn methods and policies to increase educational access and equity.
              • Network with colleagues from across the United States and around the world.
              • Explore exhibits featuring new textbooks and classroom technologies.
              • Earn continuing education units (CEUs).

GT online courses are available each semester during the 2012-2013 school year. Dates for remaining GT online courses:  June 7, 2013 – August 16, 2013

Following is a list of the 2012-13 GT online training classes available.  Each is $75 and 6 GT Credit Hours.

                • Foundations of Gifted Education – 6-hour update
                • GT for Administrators/Counselors
                • Module 1: Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students
                • Module 2: Assessment and Programs for Gifted and Talented
                • Module 3: Differentiating Instruction for Gifted and Talented Students
                • Module 4: Designing Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Students
                • Module 5: Setting Standards for Gifted and Talented Students
                • Research Skills for GT Teachers – Cost for this class is $100 with 12 GT Credit Hours.

Thank you for your interest in gifted education.  Please contact CGA Scholarship Chair Michelle Bauer with any questions.

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