Presenter: Sheila Mulbry, Round Rock ISD 
Core Area: Nature & Needs
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
Hours: 1 

Challenging gifted students in the regular classroom can be overwhelming. Discover how to engage gifted students in authentic learning experiences that take them beyond the confines of regular classroom curriculum.

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

© Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented, Austin, Texas 2020

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Are our efforts to close the achievement g: 1 ap coming at the expense of our gifted students? That doesn’t have to be the case when you think outside the box. Sheila Mulbry explores the seamless integration of advanced expectations for gifted learners in a regular classroom. She also offers strategies on how to promote independent work and create autonomous gifted learners.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn to:

  • Modify grade-level curriculum to incorporate higher-order thinking activities
  • Explore several programs and websites to engage in independent learning
  • Design activities for students who have mastered grade level outcomes
  • Assist students in developing advanced-level products as a result of their independent learning experiences

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

Presenter Bio

Sheila Mulbry currently serves as Gifted Coordinator with Lockhart ISD. She is a constant advocate for
gifted students and their special needs and has presented staff development on gifted education for the
past 20 years at local, state, and national conventions. She obtained BA degrees in Humanities (‘83) and
Elementary Education (‘90) and holds ESL and Gifted Endorsements from the State. Awards include
TAGT’s 2019 Educator of the Gifted. Sheila is currently serving as TAGT’s Board of Directors, K-12

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237 reviews for Inside the Classroom – Outside the Box: Focusing on and Nurturing the Needs of Gifted Students in the Classroom

  1. Patricia – DALLAS ISD (verified owner)

    I liked this course, but I do not think it was as strong as some of the others I have viewed. Would have liked the presenter to go deeper inexplaining some areas, or give more examples.

  2. Nancy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    it is very useful for the future in the classroom

  3. Josh – DALLAS ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful with real specific advice on how to help students.

  4. Melissa – SEALY ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative. It gives ideas to incorporate in the classroom and could work for general ed as will as GT.

  5. Kristen – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    great course! very informational and love the strategies

  6. Angelina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I like the insight and research given by the presenter. She also provided note worthy resources that can be used and applied by students in the classroom.

  7. Shelsea – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great course!

  8. Susan – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    Great class! Loved the instructor

  9. Nancy – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  10. Modesto – DALLAS ISD (verified owner)

    Target non Core classes with GT so it can be inclusive.

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