Dr. Beth Maloney
Teaching and Learning Consultant
Gifted and Talented Education - GATE
Gifted and Talented Curriculum
Our highly professional staff uses a variety of techniques, strategies, and activities to heighten our gifted and talented students' ability to think – to reason. We use Bloom’s Taxonomy, Sternberg’s Creative, Analytical and Practical Theory of Reasoning, and Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences to guide instruction in gifted and talented education.
Each strand of the framework is not taught in isolation. We recognize the complexity of the thinking processes. We also believe that when students make personal connections with the curriculum, their learning becomes authentic/real.
Our curriculum framework is designed to develop the intellect, and intra and interpersonal social/emotional development. Through curricular experiences, it is our hope that students learn the value of becoming life long learners and citizens of character.
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Beyond the scope of lessons taught in the classroom by the school counselors, facilitators inquire, discuss and verify the sensitive feelings of gifted and talented students.
Habits of Mind
"Habits" are traits successful people demonstrate and continually develop. The “Habits” are an important part of our curriculum framework. Facilitators infuse these sixteen life skills in the curriculum so as to better equip students in their journey to become successful citizens.
Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision
Listening with Empathy and Understanding
Gathering data through senses
Applying past knowledge to new situations
Questioning and Posing Problems
Remaining open to continuous learning
Responding with wonderment and awe
Thinking about Thinking (Metacognition)
The Gifted and Talented Program is based upon the following curricular framework