Professional Development
Gifted Education


Gifted Programs is committed to providing staff development related to the nature and needs of gifted and talented students, identification of gifted students, and differentiation of curriculum and instruction for gifted students.  These staff developments not only assist teachers in developing challenging and engaging lessons, but also in understanding the unique social and emotional needs of these high ability students.  Envision Trainings provide teachers of gifted students in grades 2 through 6 with an understanding of the project-based curriculum incorporated into the service design for gifted students.  The Teaching Up! series provides structured work sessions for teachers of all students to enhance their understanding of and skill with regard to the design and implementation of challenging instructional experiences for learners at all levels.  All trainings support teachers of gifted students in meeting the professional development requirements outlined in the Texas Administrative Code.  

To view the Gifted Programs Department's Staff Development Plan,
please click here.

According to the Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part II, CHAPTER 89, school districts shall ensure that:

  • teachers have completed the thirty (30) hours of professional development prior to their assignment to the district’s gifted/talented services that includes nature and needs of gifted and talented students, assessing student needs, and curriculum and instruction for gifted students. (19 TAC §89.2(1))
  • teachers without training required in paragraph (1) of this section who provide instruction and services that are part of the Gifted/Talented Program must complete the 30 hour training requirement within one semester. (19 TAC §89.2(2))
  • 6 hours of continuing education in the field of gifted and talented is required every year after the foundation hours are completed. (19 TAC §89.2(3) and TAC §233.1)
  • administrators and counselors that are responsible for program decisions must also receive a minimum of six hours in nature and needs and program options. (19 TAC §89.2(4))

Conroe ISD offers online and in-person trainings to address each of these areas.  CISD employees can find all GT offerings in Eduphoria.  
Eduphoria must be accessed from within the CISD network or through a VPN connection.  
All information regarding VPN can be found on the Technology Department's website.

GT hours may also be obtained through select trainings offered by the following:

If you attend a workshop outside of CISD, please see these instructions regarding uploading certificates to Eduphoria and asking for credit in CISD.

Fees associated with any training found at the above websites are the responsbility of the registrant.


The Conroe Independent School District (District) is an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator:
3205 W. Davis
Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

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3205 W. Davis
Conroe, Texas 77304
(936) 709-7752

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