Feb. 26, 2019: SAGE Coffee Chat: Science ADI with Tony Zahn and Wendy Howe

Learn about the Argument-Driven Inquiry instructional model that is used in GCISD science classes. SAGE will host a Coffee Chat featuring GCISD's Director of Science Tony Zahn and Science Instructional Coach Wendy Howe. Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Coffee & Social: 8:00 a.m. Presentation: 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Cross Timbers Middle School 2301 Pool Rd, Grapevine, … Continue reading Feb. 26, 2019: SAGE Coffee Chat: Science ADI with Tony Zahn and Wendy Howe

Dec. 14, 2018 GT Advocacy Concern: Legislative committee moves a step closer to recommending elimination of G/T funding

Stay alert: It's getting serious. Please read this to stay informed. In a nutshell: A committee of Texas legislators has been tasked with recommending a new way to fund public education. After a year of hearing testimony from stakeholders, yesterday, the committee released its final report. On page 26, recommendation #12 is their proposal to to eliminate $165 million of earmarked funds for … Continue reading Dec. 14, 2018 GT Advocacy Concern: Legislative committee moves a step closer to recommending elimination of G/T funding

SAGE is honored as TAGT’s State Parent Group of the Gifted!

TAGT Inspire Award: SAGE is the State Parent Group of the Gifted for 2018! Grapevine Colleyville SAGE is honored to be named the 2018 TAGT State Parent Group of the Gifted by the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented. TAGT strives to honor and recognize outstanding individuals and groups that have demonstrated a commitment to the … Continue reading SAGE is honored as TAGT’s State Parent Group of the Gifted!

GT Educator of the Month: Cheryl Taliaferro, ASPIRE Middle at Cross Timbers

Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Cheryl Taliaferro, ASPIRE Humanities Teacher at Cross Timbers Middle. The person who nominated her wrote: "Cheryl has a special heart for gifted students and their writing abilities. As teacher for ASPIRE at Cross Timbers Middle School, she has implemented interventions to improve students' writing by a large percentage. … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Cheryl Taliaferro, ASPIRE Middle at Cross Timbers

Jan. 30 SAGE Meeting: GCISD Counseling & Advanced Academics: Choosing GT & AP high school classes

Choosing GT & AP high school classes Get advice from your high school counselors about gifted & advanced course selection, grade weighting, & Arena Scheduling Wednesday, January 30, 2019 PDEC, 5800 Colleyville Blvd 5:30 Brown Bag Social 6:00-7:00 Presentation & Q&A Have questions? Get answers: Click here to see the post-event Q&A document Featuring: Counselors … Continue reading Jan. 30 SAGE Meeting: GCISD Counseling & Advanced Academics: Choosing GT & AP high school classes

GT Educator of the Month: Jon Turner, CHHS

Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Jon Turner, Colleyville Heritage High School, English I GT, AP Language and Composition. The parent who nominated him wrote: "This is directly from the 9-4-18 edition of CHHS' Panther Applause, sent weekly. I agree wholeheartedly! ... Jon Turner is one of the best teachers I have ever met. He constantly pursues … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Jon Turner, CHHS

giftED18 Highlights from TAGT’s conference in Fort Worth

The GCISD delegation to the TAGT conference — held this year in Downtown Fort Worth — included GT LEAD Teachers, ASPIRE Teachers, MS Discoveries Teachers, High School GT Teachers, Counselors (16), and the GT/Advanced Academics Department.  SAGE funded 10 educator attendees, and received a complimentary registration as part of our award of TAGT Parent Group … Continue reading giftED18 Highlights from TAGT’s conference in Fort Worth

GT Educator of the Month: Kim Gale, GT Specialist, Dove Elementary

Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Kim Gale, GT Specialist at Dove Elementary! The parent who nominated her wrote: “Mrs. Gale’s passion for teaching children, gifted children in particular, is truly overwhelming. It is truly amazing how she looks into the all around development of the gifted kids. Our kids are blessed and we … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Kim Gale, GT Specialist, Dove Elementary

Java With Julie: Presentations and Q&A about gifted/advanced academics

Julie Leslie, Director of Advanced Academics, plans to visit GCISD campuses to meet parents, students and educators; to  present information about GCISD's gifted & talented and advanced academics programs; and to provide an opportunity for you to ask questions. Coffee will be provided by SAGE. The "Java with Julie" meetings coming up are: December 14, 2018 @ 7:50 a.m. … Continue reading Java With Julie: Presentations and Q&A about gifted/advanced academics

Winter & Spring 2019 GT Parent Discussion Group

January 17, 2019, is the first meeting of an 8-week discussion series guided by GC-SAGE's SENG-trained facilitator where up to 20 participants can speak candidly about their children and interact and learn from each other. It increases parents' awareness that talented children and their families have unique emotional needs and develops skills for nurturing the … Continue reading Winter & Spring 2019 GT Parent Discussion Group