What GT interventions are provided?

Differentiation

Differentiation is a way of thinking about teaching and learning that addresses the particular learning needs of each student based on their readiness, learning preferences, and interests. In the classroom, teachers use varied approaches to curriculum, instruction, and assessment to optimize each student’s learning experience.
 
Advanced students are more likely to be challenged when they are provided with differentiated instruction as it means they receive the instruction, materials, and tasks they need to maximize their learning.

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

May include…

  • Instructional support for classroom teachers
  • Small group instruction by GT Resource Teacher
  • Parental Support

3rd Grade – 5th Grade

May include…

  • Instructional support for classroom teachers
  • Student interest groups
  • Small group instruction (pull-out) in ELA and math for identified students
  • Above grade level instruction
  • Parental Support

The Middle School Level

In the middle school level, accelerated courses are offered at each site to select students. Within each course, students are required to use higher level thinking skills and be more independent, creative, and extensive in the pursuit of topics and concepts. The differentiation is achieved by modifying the content selected, the process emphasized, and the product developed. The accelerated courses differ in at least four ways: rate, depth, breadth, and methodology.

The High School Level

At the high school level, the continuum of services extends to gifted and talented students. Students take Honors and AP classes, dual enrollment courses, and participate in a variety of courses, activities, and/or clubs to address their individual gifts and talents. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, student government, fine arts and foreign language clubs, (music, art, and dance), and internships within the community. Data is available for school-based leaders and program supervisors to monitor performance of students enrolled in selected courses.