Presenter: Deborah Mersino, Ingeniosus
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

The ripple effects of exhaustive testing, economic instability, and outdated myths have resulted in ineffective and confused approaches to gifted education in recent decades. Learn how each component has affected G/T instruction, and what you can do to bring positive change.

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

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Did you know you can probably trace your biggest challenges in gifted education back to social and political mistakes? For example, the No Child Left Behind Act was meant to increase support for at-risk and struggling students, but it resulted in a lack of focus and resources for G/T students. Though society and politics may be beyond your help, your gifted students are not! When you understand the roots of the problem, you can become an advocate for better G/T education.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How high-stakes testing affects G/T students
  • The impact of the economy on gifted education
  • Pervasive myths about gifted students
  • How you can become an advocate

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

Presenter Bio

Deborah Mersino is the principal of Ingeniosus, a company created to provide individual consulting and seminars. In this position, she combines her over 20 years of marketing and communications experience with her passion for gifted education. Mersino speaks and writes for educators, nonprofit organizations, and businesses that serve gifted and talented communities nationwide. 

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644 reviews for RED ALERT: Gifted Education as a Civil Right

  1. Alan – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This one was dated and should be replaced….. gifted students in 10 years….2021…

  2. Sharon – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


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  4. Jesus – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  5. Kimberly – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Great info, but one of the videos did not open

  6. esther – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)


  7. April Renee – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Super easy to follow along to.

  8. Peggy – MIDWAY ISD – WOODWAY (verified owner)

    Very good. It reminds us all that we need to advocate for the things we need.

  9. Katiuska – Angleton ISD (verified owner)

    good course

  10. Gabriel – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    This course demonstrates a need for GT advocacy and how we can provide that advocacy.

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