VIDEO Feb. 17 Escape the Bus – A digital, mobile escape room experience for students, parents, and teachers

Keynote Video: Ready to escape? The bus will be parked at the Southlake Carroll ISD Administration Building, 2400 N Carroll Ave, Southlake, TX 76092. Can't miss it! Click here to register for Escape the Bus!! ​Special offer for Educators: Scroll to the bottom of this page! Schedule:   Above is an example of the Bus … Continue reading VIDEO Feb. 17 Escape the Bus – A digital, mobile escape room experience for students, parents, and teachers

GT Educator of the Month: Travis Sampson

We asked SAGE members to nominate an educator who's going above and beyond for gifted students. Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Travis Sampson, music teacher at Bear Creek Elementary and founder of the GCISD District String Orchestra. The person who nominated him wrote: "Mr. Sampson's GCISD District Orchestra, now in its 5th … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Travis Sampson

Dec. 19: Colleyville Middle’s “Dessert and Discussion” about GT Issues

Colleyville Middle School SAGE Campus Representatives Beth Kobes and Sweta Reddy will host a "Dessert and Discussion Night" on December 19, featuring four GT high school parents — combined they have four National Merit Scholar winners — as they share their journey on how they helped their children make the choices in middle school and … Continue reading Dec. 19: Colleyville Middle’s “Dessert and Discussion” about GT Issues

GT Educator of the Month: Gina Ballweg

Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month for November is Gina Ballweg, 3rd grade humanities teacher at Heritage Elementary. The person who nominated her wrote: "Mrs. Ballweg is a teacher that goes beyond the word extraordinary. Everyday she engages her students, she pulls them into whatever they are studying and challenges them to think beyond … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Gina Ballweg

GT Educator of the Month: Jennifer Spence

We asked SAGE members to nominate an educator who’s going above and beyond for gifted students. Our SAGE GT Educator of the Month is Jennifer Spence, who teaches 4th grade in ASPIRE Academy at Glenhope Elementary. The person who nominated her says,"Jennifer challenges the students to go beyond traditional practices and basic thinking. She encourages … Continue reading GT Educator of the Month: Jennifer Spence

Oct. 18 Coffee Chat: Measuring Student Growth

SSAGE (Supporting and Advocating for Gifted Education) invites you to a Coffee Chat about measuring student growth. How does assessment data help ensure that your gifted student achieves proper learning growth each year? Start your morning with SAGE on Wednesday, October 18 at our first Coffee Chat of the year. We'll provide coffee — and … Continue reading Oct. 18 Coffee Chat: Measuring Student Growth

Announcing the Sherry Hamilton Memorial Grant for Gifted Educators

SAGE is very pleased to announce a new scholarship fund for gifted teacher education as a memorial for one of the educator founders of SAGE, Sherry Hamilton. Many of the district gifted specialists, active and retired, along with some former administrators who all worked with Sherry, are donating $400 toward this scholarship fund in memory of Sherry Hamilton for … Continue reading Announcing the Sherry Hamilton Memorial Grant for Gifted Educators

Fall 2017 Educator Grants

SAGE is proud to provide grants for teachers or administrators who support gifted students. The Fall 2017 SAGE grant awardees are: Angie Connell, GT Specialist at Heritage Elementary, receives a SAGE Educator Grant to attend the 2017 Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) Conference. Bobbi Anderson, 5th Grade Math/Science Teacher and Robotics Club Sponsor at Silver … Continue reading Fall 2017 Educator Grants

Nov. 7: Gifted Pathways: Navigating Your GT Child from Kindergarten to College

Gifted Pathways: Navigating Your GT Child from Kindergarten to College will include breakout sessions for parents of gifted children of all ages. Sessions will focus on the unique needs of GT kids at each stage of life. The event will be on November 7, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Professional Development and Education Center … Continue reading Nov. 7: Gifted Pathways: Navigating Your GT Child from Kindergarten to College

Sept. 21: Lunch & Learn Brown Bag with Becky Manning

Meeting recap: We had a full house at September's SAGE Brown Bag featuring Becky Manning, GCISD Director of Advanced Academics. We are very appreciative to Mrs. Manning for presenting about GCISD's learning platform model of instruction, ASPIRE High School, GT Diversity Task Force. Click here to view the slideshow that includes answers to questions that … Continue reading Sept. 21: Lunch & Learn Brown Bag with Becky Manning