Pre-K-6th grade students returning for in-person learning came back on February 16, while students in grades 7-12 returned on February 22.
Gifted News & Notes
Created and shared by the Gifted Program Mentor, ElizaBeth Warner, these provide Paradise Valley gifted teachers with recommendations, professional development opportunities and department updates on a weekly basis.
Gifted Cluster Connection
Created and shared by the Gifted Differentiation Coach, Emily Skelton, the Cluster Connection is a bi-monthly news letter that supports gifted cluster teachers around the PV district with PD opportunities, and many other resources for differentiation.
Gifted Digital Training Menu
Collaborate & Connect: Created and shared by the Gifted Program Mentor, Elizabeth Warner, these provide PVUSD teachers with digital resources and links to resources for Distance Learning.
PVUSD Gifted Education Resources
This is a live google sheet with resources added for teachers. It includes links for digital instruction and technology recommendations.
Arizona Associate for Gifted and Talented (AAGT)
"Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT) is a nonprofit organization of educators, parents and community members working together to better meet the unique needs of our gifted and talented students in Arizona."
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
SENG works to offer the gifted community support and guidance through education, research, and connection. Founded by Dr. Jim Webb, the organization offers many resources with SENGinars, an Annual conference, online support groups and more.
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
"To appropriately identify, develop, and nurture individual talent, educators at every level -- from the classroom to the district office -- must understand the strategies, practices, and tools. That's where NAGC comes—We want every student to reach their personal best!"
Curriculum Enrichment Resources - Hoagies’ Gifted Education
Hoagies assembled a links list of resources for teachers and home educators of gifted students. Books and articles are listed that address topics like differentiation, grouping and curricular units that meet the needs of gifted learners. All books are linked with Amazon or their publisher for easy access to purchase.
California Association for the Gifted (CAG)
Similar to AAGT, CAG provides the resources to support understanding of appropriate developmental and differentiated identification and curriculum practices.