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In Edgewood ISD, "gifted and talented student" means a child who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment and who:
1) exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area;
2) possess an unusual capacity for leadership; or
3) excels in a specific academic field.
Gifted students differ in learning abilities and require educational opportunities beyond the mainstream setting. It is the goal of Edgewood ISD to provide a comprehensively planned curriculum, which recognizes and nurtures students with high potential.
PROGRAM DESIGN, CURRICULUM, AND INSTRUCTION
The gifted/talented program on the Elementary and Intermediate campuses of Edgewood ISD utilize the following prototype. At grades K through 5 students who meet all identification criteria will participate in the pullout program. Students in grades K through 5 will be pulled out for half a day once a week to participate in g/t activities that incorporate content in math, science, language and social studies.
Activities that encourage creative/productive-thinking abilities are used. Students will also develop specific subject matter aptitude through advanced content and processes in using Bloom's taxonomy and other measures to address higher order thinking skills. Gifted/talented activities will provide an array of challenging learning opportunities that emphasize the content in the four core areas of math, science, language and social studies.
The curriculum in the elementary program focuses on the development of abilities in each of the areas listed below:
1. Stimulation of curiosity and interest.
2. Development of creative cognitive ability.
3. Development of leadership skills.
4. Development of independence.
5. Development of self-expression.
6. Provisions for a rapid pace of learning.
7. Integration of math, science, social studies and language arts.
Options to meet the needs of advanced learners will be made available by providing information concerning special opportunities (contests, academic recognition, summer camps, etc.) is available and disseminated to parents and students.
Flexible grouping patterns and independent investigations are employed in the four core academic areas. Students have the opportunity to utilize technology resources to pursue their interests.
G/T students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade have the opportunity to be meet every day during their G/T class period. Sixth graders will be prepared for the Region 7 Model United Nations Simulation Competition during the first semester. Gifted students will research the political, cultural, social and economical issues for their country. Each delegate will prepare a resolution for the committee of their choice. The delegation will create a map, issue collage, and audio/visual presentation for competition. The two-day simulation will include impromptu resolution writing and debate. Seventh and Eighth graders have the option to participate in Model UN and apply for MUN Leadership. All middle school gifted students will have opportunities to participate in the East Texas Academic Rodeo Competitions, Region 7 Robotics Competitions, and BizWorld as well.
Edgewood High School
High School G/T students will meet at the beginning of each school year during tutorials with the High School G/T teachers to discuss the opportunities for the upcoming year. Each student will complete a survey selecting the competitions, activities, leadership positions, and community service hours in which they would like to be considered for during the upcoming school year. Our students compete in Region 7 Model United Nations and Robotics Competitions, East Texas Academic Rodeo Contests, which include, but not limited to Academic Challenge Quiz, Mindset Breaking Experience, Pentathlon, and Writing. Leadership and volunteer application opportunities for Region 7 Model United Nations, Edgewood ISD STEAM Camp Volunteer, and Texas Say What Summit.
Edgewood Middle School
804 E. Pine
Edgewood, TX 75117
Phone: (903) 896-1530
Fax: (903) 896-7349
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