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Gifted and Talented

 Sylvia Chastain

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Email: Sylvia.Chastain@gpisd.org

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Sylvia Chastain

What does GIFTED AND TALENTED MEAN?

“…gifted and talented student” means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:
-exhibits high performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area
-possesses an unusual capacity for leadership
-excels in a specific academic field”   -The State of Texas

Elementary Gifted & Talented students take part in a pull out program in grades 1-5.

The campus Gifted Specialist provides instruction for the pull out classes.  Curriculum units at this level are interdisciplinary and based on broad themes.  The units capture the high levels of achievement that GT students are able to exhibit. They incorporate logical critical and creative thinking skills into the core academic areas of math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Independent research opportunities allow students to investigate specific topics of interest and to develop sophisticated products.

Links

Duke Talent Identification Program

Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented

Advanced Academics information

Texas Education Agency Gifted & Talented information

National Association for Gifted Children

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

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