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Advanced Academic Services Cooperative

Robert Martinez, Education Specialist (361) 561-8587 • [email protected]

The Advanced Academic Services/GT Cooperative supports the areas of Gifted/Talented, Advanced Academics, and College and Career Readiness by designing an array of learning experiences for teachers, administrators, and counselors. The trainings and services provided through this cooperative will support the creation and alignment of curriculum that reflects modification of depth, complexity, and pacing of the general education program to meet the state goal of “professional products and performances.”

The State Board of Education (SBOE) requires that teachers who provide instruction and services for gifted students must have 30 hours of professional development prior to their assignment to the LEA’s G/T services or within their first semester. [19TAC§89.2(1)]

Teachers then must receive a minimum of six hours of professional development annually.[19TAC§89.2(3)]

Administrators and counselors must complete six hours of professional development. [19TAC§89.2(4)]


  • 6-hour updates [19TAC§89.2(3)]
  • 30-Hour G/T training [19TAC§89.2(1)]
  • Options for asynchronous 30 hour training
  • Onsite professional development and custom designed trainings
  • Networking with regional G/T teachers
  • Networking with regional G/T coordinators
  • Reduced fee for ESC-2 G/T professional development
  • Classroom observation
  • Parent and student involvement
  • Instruction aligned to the Texas State Plan and the Texas Performance Standards Project

Technical Assistance

  • Technical assistance includes unlimited email and phone support
  • Updates for G/T Advisory Committee members 

Sample Professional Development Opportunities

  • Increasing Rigor for the Gifted Student - Depth and Complexity
  • Social and Emotional Learning of Gifted Students
  • Equity in Gifted Education
  • Twice Exceptional Training with Special Education
  • Texas Performance Standards Project Training
  • Differentiation for the Gifted Student
  • Administrator Gifted and Talented Training
  • Counselor Gifted and Talented Training
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students
  • Assessment and Identification of Gifted and Talented Students
  • Multiple asynchronous opportunities available