Leveraging AVID, SPED, and ESL to Improve GT Identification and Support


Presenter: Clint Rodriguez
Core Area: Identification & Assessment
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Are you looking for ways to better identify, support, and retain gifted students? In this course, Secondary GT Specialist Clint Rodriguez shares strategies that educators from GT, AVID, SPED, and ESL can use to partner together to support overlapping students. You’ll discover why collaboration is better than competition when it comes to providing resources to help gifted students thrive.

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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Identifying and retaining gifted students is important for helping them thrive, but some school districts have trouble identifying gifted students who come from diverse backgrounds. Clint Rodriguez, a Secondary GT Specialist in Richardson ISD, says that the key to making sure all gifted students are properly supported lies in partnering with educators in charge of AVID, SPED, and ESL

Since every student has unique needs, educators can’t use a one-size-fits-all approach to GT.

Rather than competing with each other for resources, Mr. Rodriguez says that the best way to support students is for all educators in charge of special groups to work together to provide services.

After taking this 1-hour course presented by TAGT, you’ll discover:

  • Common challenges of identifying gifted students
  • How to partner for equity
  • Strategies for identifying gifted students


Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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  1. Rubina – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Good information

  2. Jayson – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    It’s good to hear about the connection between AVID and GT. I always felt there was a connection.

  3. Yvonne – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Very timely topic.

  4. Leticia – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Well developed presentation.

  5. Claudia – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)


  6. Courtney – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    I like the information presented because it has a value added infomation on GTand special populations.

  7. Barbara – ALVARADO ISD (verified owner)

    The presenter did not provide enough in-depth information for working with special group populations.

  8. Martin – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It was helpful

  9. Racha – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course to learn from

  10. Miguel – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    This a clarifying presentation regarding thee different groups of student and how to serve them all with equity.

  11. Beth – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    The goal of this presentation wasn’t explicitly clear, but the presenter was very easy to listen to and made some good points.

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