In this resource we talk about Gifted and talented students and how being in the program effects them. As they are usually put into a sterotype we wanted to share how in reality they are all different and learn and adapt in different wyas. They also need a lot of emotional support in which we talk about mental health too!
The purpose of Making Sense of Our World is to encourage students to use communicative behaviors to relate their thinking like scientists. The module introduces strategies developed in Kindergarten. These strategies include identifying sensory attributes to sort, classify, and compare observational data about our world, and are for all students. The classroom teacher should work with a specialist or special educator to find or develop alternate activities or resources for visually impaired students, where appropriate.
This workshop attempts to merge fundamental issues of gifted education with those of multicultural education, from the perspective of the culturally diverse classroom/community to the global village. Participants will learn some of basics of differentiating for gifted students in both a mainstreamed and honors/gifted classroom. Participants will learn about the under-representation of minority students in gifted classes and honors programs, and study strategies for “closing the achievement gap.”
If you have found yourself stumbling across this resource, chances are you are either well versed in the lack of support gifted children often face in a traditional learning environment and if not, then consider this your 'aha' moment. Parents, educators, and other support service personnel can use this free resource to find local and national resources to academically and socially-emotionally support gifted children ages 5+. While the local resources are targeted specifically to the Triangle Area, the state and national resources can be used respectively. Here, you will find a comprehensive collection of organizations, academic enrichment opportunities, gifted testing providers, and online networking opportunities to ensure your child is supported academically and social-emotionally both at school and home.