Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens. Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Texas Book Festival - 10/17-18/2015

2015 Texas Book Festival October 17 – 18, 2015 
from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Texas Book Festival Free and open to the public
 State Capitol and surrounding grounds, Austin, TX

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Gifted Education Matters Webinar Series

Learn from some of the best minds in gifted education through presentations and ongoing discussions of the best tools, techniques, and strategies for teaching gifted students. This webinar series will be useful to new teachers, experienced gifted teachers, and anyone with gifted students in their classroom. Visit  Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to register.

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm (MST) converts to 6:00-7:00 pm (CST)
Cost: FREE 
PD Hours: 1 hr/webinar

Friday, September 18, 2015

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program

The Jack Kent Cooke FoundationThe Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is accepting applications for its College Scholarship Program. Recipients will be awarded as much as $40,000 per year for four years for tuition, books, living expenses and other required fees. Up to 40 spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Applicants must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2016 and enroll in an accredited four-year college in fall 2016. Visit the website for further eligibility requirements.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Texas Teen BookFest - 9/26/2015

2015 Texas Teen BookFest
Saturday, Sept. 26, 8:30 – 5:30
St. Edward's University
FREE and Open to the Public

The Texas Book Festival, in a close partnership with BookPeople and with generous support from Humanities Texas and venue sponsor St. Edward's University, is pleased to present the Texas Teen Book Festival, a one-day event that celebrates the teen reading experience by inviting teens to visit with many of the most popular and critically acclaimed Young Adult authors in the country.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Gifted and Talented Nominations Open

 September 14 to September 25, 2015
Austin ISD

Schools in Austin ISD are accepting nominations for gifted and talented services for students in grades K-12. Complete the GT Parent Nomination and GT Parent Survey and submit to your child's Campus GT Advocate.

Escuelas en Austin ISD están aceptando nominaciones para los servicios dotados y talentosos para estudiantes en los grados K - 12. Complete la Lista de Verificación y el Nominación para los Padres para el Programa de Dotados y Talentosos. Daselo al representante del Programa de Dotados en la escuela.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Austin Museum Day - 9/20/2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Austin Museum Day is a free, city-wide rediscovery of Austin museums held on the penultimate Sunday of the month of September. It provides the public with a free access to exhibits and activities representing more than 40 Austin cultural institutions!

For more information, contact Rebecca Marino.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

What is this "gifted" thing anyway?

This is a question I am asked—in one form or another—on a regular basis. I find myself pausing, assessing who is asking, how much they may or may not understand, how open to the idea of “gifted” they may be, and then mentally searching through all of the definitions and descriptions about gifted I know, to carefully craft an answer that has the best chance of sticking and being understood. Why is answering this question so hard? Click here to read more of this article posted by the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.