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Welcome to Gifted and Talented Education at Northpointe Intermediate School. Do you have questions about Gifted Education and how to qualify? Please email me at sherimohle@tomballisd.net.
I look forward to working with your Gifted and Talented students this year.
 
 
Dear Parents of GT Students,
 
It is an honor to be the GT Specialist at Northpointe Intermediate! There is no better place to teach.
A little about me: I have taught in Leander ISD, Borger ISD, and La Porte ISD. This is my third year at Northpointe, and I couldn't be happier. I am married to the love of my life, and we have two sons. Both of our sons were identified as Gifted and Talented in Clear Creek ISD. We have been doing GT for a long time at our house! Our oldest son, Travis, graduated Valedictorian from the University of Houston College of Architecture and works at Gensler Houston architectural firm. Our youngest son, Austin, is a senior this year at the University of Houston and is majoring in Digital Media. He is in the process of publishing his first book, which is a manual for a table top game system he has created. He recently decided that an app is needed to fully enjoy the game experience and is currently designing one.
My husband and I grew up in Austin and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. I have my Bachelor of Science in Education and my Masters in Education. In addition to being a certified Texas GT Specialist, I am a certified Texas Reading Specialist, and a certified Texas ESL Specialist. I love to read and allow my GT Students full access to my classroom library. I am definately a book nerd! I look forward to another wonderful year at NIS!
 
 

Testing for students NEW to TISD

For anyone who recently enrolled at Northpointe  Intermediate for the 2018-2019 school year from out of district....If your child was in the gifted program at their prior school, please contact me to review your child's testing information from your prior school.  If further testing is needed, I will contact you. 

To make testing requests, please email Sheri Mohle  at   sherimohle@tomballisd.net  ASAP.

 

Please note that if your child has testing data from a prior school district, we will assess the data, but it may be necessary for us to complete testing in TISD in order to follow TISD GT qualification guidelines.

 

 UIL Event try-outs

 

UIL try outs will be starting this week. UIL Number Sense and Chess Puzzle Solving will be Thursday, Nov. 8 after school in the libray. UIL Oral Reading try outs will be during lunch on Friday, Nov. 9. UIL Ready Writing will be Monday Nov 12 at 7:00 am in Mrs. Thrower's room.  UIL Maps, Graphs and Charts will be Tuesday, Nov. 13 after school in Mr. Snell's room. UIL Spelling will be at 7:15 am on Nov. 15 in Mrs. Shaw's room. UIL Social Studies, Math and Calculator testing will be coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

These websites are great resources for information about gifted students and their families:
 

National Association for Gifted Children

 

TAGT:  Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

 

Hoagies Gifted Education Website

 

Gifted Journey

 

NSGT - National Society for the Gifted and Talented

 

Summer Institute for the Gifted

 

SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.  Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted

 

Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

 

Kid Source Gifted Education Articles

Austin ISD's GT Parent Newsletters

 

Parenting the profoundly gifted child comes with its own unique opportunities and challenges. We hope to offer families support, insight and resources.

Texas Parents of the Profoundly Gifted

 

Davidson Institute for Talent Development

 

The Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP) is a resource for providing differentiated instruction to gifted/talented (G/T) students (and can be used for providing enhanced academic opportunities for all students). Texas GT Performance Standards Projects

 

TAGT Conference in Houston

 

GT Coop Professional Development Sessions for Teachers and Parents

 

Brain Science Games

 

Some interesting links for GT learners. GT Blog -Byrdseed

 

Categories include creative writing, musical composition, inventions, and visual arts.International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards

 

DUKE TIP GT Talent Search

 

Musings on Nature vs. Nurture for the Gifted

 

http://www.mensa.org/

 

http://www.exquisite-minds.com/

 

Envisions by Mindvine - GT Curriculum

 

Depth and Complexity

 

Top Ten Myths in GT Education Video

 

Exquisite Minds

 

Links

 
Brain Games Great Brain games!
Chess Kid Online Chess for Kids....teaches how to play and can practice
playing
Cool. Math games Fun math games

Destination Imagination Global DI website
Enchanted Learning learning activities...good research source
Hooda Math Great brain teasing math games
National Geographic for Kids Great research material
North. Harris Regional DI Website Regional DI information
Texas DI website State DI info