Educator Toolkit

A teacher working with his students in a Duke TIP classroom.

Basic information

School ID look-up 

Use our school ID look-up tool to find the Duke TIP School ID you need to put on the invitation form or request materials. If your school is not listed, email 456talentsearch@tip.duke.edu.

School update form

Web form where you can update your contact information, sign up for email announcements, and request print materials.

Enrollment calendar

View the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search deadline table in the Identifying Students section.

Materials for identifying students

Educator Guide (PDF)

A print guide giving an overview of the program.

Student brochure (PDF)

An overview of the program for students and their families. A Spanish version (PDF) is also available.

Materials for notifying students

Invitation form (DOC)

A form you can fill out to tell students they are invited to the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. A PDF version and a Spanish version (DOC) are also available.

Financial Aid form (DOC)

A form you can fill out for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. A PDF version and a Spanish version (DOC) are also available.

Enrollment instructions (PDF)

Instructions for students who are completing the paper applications with helpful hints. A Spanish version (PDF) is also available.

Purchase order instructions (PDF)

Instructions for educators who would like to pay for their students’ enrollment.

What is above-level testing?

Just the Facts 

One page handouts on important issues for academically talented students.

Materials for celebrating students

Sample ceremony script (PDF)

Sample script to use for an awards ceremony at your school for 4th–6th Grade Talent Search participants.

Certificate template (PDF)

A certificate you can use to honor your 4th–6th Grade Talent Search participants.

Press release template (DOCX)

A press release template to help you notify local press about your students' achievements.

PSAT 8/9 press release template (DOCX)

A press release template to notify local press about students who took the PSAT 8/9.

Partnership badge

A badge to you can include on your website, social media pages, and publications to show that you are a Duke TIP partner.

Duke TIP participating school badge

Resources

Teachers Workshop

A blog and community space for teachers featuring advice on classroom challenges, tips, and lesson plans.

Gifted Today

TIP's blog with research, research-based advice, and listings of programs and competitions for academically talented students.

Webinars and information sessions

Links to webinars and information sessions about TIP programs and benefits, hosted by TIP staff.

Writing Contest guidelines (PDF)

Prompt and instructions for the 2018 Duke TIP Writing Contest.