Q: Are the Visual Teaching Alliance for the Gifted & Talented workshops research-based?
A: Yes, we have been working in the field of Visual Learning since 1986. There is a great deal of information available supporting the core areas of the Visual Teaching template. Please contact us for our extensive list of visual and media literacy resources.
Q: Have you presented at national conferences?
A: Yes, past presentations include:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
International Reading Association (IRA)
Learning Brain Expo
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
National Art Educators Association (NAEA)
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHYC)
National Association for Year Round Education (NAYRE)
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Child Care Association (NCCA)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
National Education Association (NEA)
National Educational Computing Conference (NECC)
National Head Start Association (NHSA)
National Middle School Association (NMSA)
National Parent Teachers Association (PTA)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Staff Development Council (NSDC) International Conference of Creativity, Thinking and Education
Q: Are the workshops best suited for primary, secondary or university educators?
A: All three. Since the core areas are easily integrated into any subject at any level, the workshop is appropriate for a pre-k-12 educator audience. Administrators, paraprofessionals and parents also often participate in the workshops.
Q: Where are the workshops held?
A: We come to your school or organization’s chosen location, or in public meeting spaces.
Q: Are all workshops 6 hours in length?
A: Although the majority of our workshops are 6 hours, we also offer 2 and 3-hour formats. The 2-hour workshop is usually conducted as an after school faculty meeting. The 3-hour workshop makes it possible to work with a morning group and a different group in the afternoon.
Q: Do you offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) clock hours?
A: The Visual Teaching Alliance has been a Texas-based State Approved Provider since 2008.
Q: Do you offer workshops specific to certain educators?
A: Yes, we have custom workshops tailored to teachers of Gifted & Talented/Academically Advanced (TAGT approved), Early Childhood, ELL teachers Special Education and hands-on Technology workshops.
Q: Do you do workshops for students?
A: Yes, in fact many Accelerated Learning Programs and Gifted & Talented Programs take advantage of our hands-on student workshops. It is also an opportunity for parent involvement.
Q: How do we schedule a workshop?
A: Call (512.567.7291) or email (VTAlliance@me.com) us with your requested date(s), time(s), location(s) and type of workshop(s). Based on availability, we will confirm your workshop and forward our consulting agreement.