Depth and Quality for the Gifted Learner
Spring Special: Register by May 1, 2015 and receive $10 off!
Explore hands-on techniques that encourage teachers to reach all of their students. With a special emphasis on differentiating for introversion and extroversion, our experienced presenters will guide participants through deeper thinking activities and methods that encourage quality over quantity, even in the age of standardized testing.
Enjoy a day exploring the Museum while engaging in a variety of activities that help teachers differentiate naturally. Receive hands-on techniques that are available for immediate implementation!
Participants will receive:
• 6 hours of TAGT-approved credit toward the completion of state mandated 30 hour teacher training, OR
• 6 hour update credit for those who have completed their 30 hours,
• interactive activities and techniques that can be implemented in the classroom immediately,
• hands-on, Museum-related activities,
• workshop notebook, and much more!
To register, call 713-639-4659 and request one of the dates below. Payment is due upon registration. Sessions are limited to 40 participants and a minimum number of 15 participants must be reached.
June: 15, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
August: 10, 11, 12
All sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to visit the Museum’s special exhibitions at the field trip price.
Cost: $60 per person.
Credit cards and POs are accepted. No refunds or cancellations. If the minimum number of participants has not been reached two weeks prior to the date of the class, it will be cancelled. Registered participants will be notified and their registration fee returned.
Questions? We're happy to help! Please e-mail
or call 713-639-4659.
Staff Development Gifted and Talented
Aramco Teacher Research Institute 2014
Teachers use museum collections, pose research questions, control variables and collect data for analysis while earning 6 hours of CPE credit in this new TAGT-approved Gifted and Talented Workshop. Morning and afternoon labs focus on content areas needing strengthening according to STAAR performance in 2013:
Lab 1: Environmental Factors using the Cockrell Butterfly Center
Lab 2: Vertebrate Zoology in the Morian Hall of Paleontology
Each lab is structured to extend the classroom into the real world, using six sequential steps, chosen to provide challenging learning experiences for the gifted and talented student.
Step 1: How to introduce students to learning environments that challenge them to explore and to make discoveries.
Step 2: How to expose students to broad knowledge themes like sustainability and adaptation.
Step 3: How to develop activities that require students to problem solve independently as they plan and execute their original research.
Step 4: How to develop observation and data collecting activities that are open-ended.
Step 5: How to extend learning beyond the 3-hour lab, providing connections to other real world experiences.
Step 6: How to develop activities that students can do with parents and other members of the community.
Participants will receive 6 hours of credit toward the completion of state-mandated 30-hour teacher training OR 6 hour update credit for those who have completed their 30 hours.
The research activities are structured for the gifted and talented learner and can be applied to environments at school or on field trips to the Museum.
$60 per person
Session is limited to 40 participants
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Register by calling 713-639-4708. Payment must be made at registration. P.O.s are accepted.
Payment is due upon registration. No refunds or cancellations. The minimum number of registrants for this class is 15. If the minimum has not been reached two weeks prior to the date of the class, the class will be cancelled. The participants will be notified and their registration fee returned.