Program Service Options
Gifted Talented Services for students in the Intermediate grades who have been formally identified receive the following service options:
-Pullout services with the Gifted Talented Resource Teacher multiple times a week for students identified for General Intellect.
-Differentiated Instruction in the regular classroom by student’s teacher. (Enrichment Packets are provided by the GT teacher)
-Independent Projects offered by their regular classroom teacher, Gifted/Talented Resource teachers, or the Library Media Specialist.
-Working with Future Problem Solving group is another option for service.
Specific Academic Aptitude
-Students who are identified in a specific subject are served in the regular classroom as well as pull-out services multiple times a week.
-Teachers differentiate to meet that child’s need in that subject area by giving them more rigorous assignments, and choices in products. (Enrichment packets are provided by GT teacher.)
-Students are also clustered group at certain times in the day to meet their individual needs. (depending on the subject for which they are identified.) For example, this may include during literature circle time (advanced reading) or small groups in Math. Working on the RDES school newsblog is another way to meet the needs of students identified in Language.
Students nominated in these areas are invited to attend special sessions that focus on either the art, music, drama, dance. The Specials Teachers will provide enrichment opportunities.
Differentiated Opportunities are also offered for students in the arts. These opportunities present themselves mostly in product choice, in that students may choose to perform a skit, write a song, do a dance as ways of showing what they learned.
Students who are nominated in Leadership are pulled out at least 2 times a month to meet with the Gifted Talented Resource Teacher during their lunch time. Leadership opportunities include acting as RDES Safety Patrol, helping with Grandparent’s Day and Picture Day, and a charity based giving project.
Differentiated Opportunities present themselves for leadership students in small group settings, classroom projects, and student government.
Students identified in Creativity come to quarterly workshops led by the Gifted talented Resource Teacher to enhance their giftedness.
Differentiated Opportunities present themselves for creativity students in
classroom assignments and projects.
RDES Enrichment Teacher/Literacy Coach