Gifted & Talented Program

Township of Union G&T program

The National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) definition- Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude ( defined as exceptional ability to reason and learn) and competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or domain.

Gifted and Talented (G&T) program teachers will provide opportunities for students to pursue individual interests in depth. Instruction will be fast paced with more complex and in-depth content to encourage students to make connections, problem solve, and develop critical, creative and innovative thinking. They will also learn effective practices in communication and collaboration, develop life, career and self-regulations skills and develop effective information, media and technology strategies. Grouping of students will be done in the classroom.

The goal of the program is:

  • To identify gifted children in order to develop their advanced potential,

  • To provide an opportunity for students to be encouraged to learn and apply the innovation skills of higher order thinking, critical reasoning, creative production, problem finding and solving and decision making.

  • To provide an environment for achievement.

Each student's progress is monitored each marking period. At the end of the school year, students are evaluated using the appropriate criteria mentioned above to progress the following year in the G&T program.

Teachers are responsible for differentiated instruction on a daily basis.

There are different eligibility requirements for each grade level for students (Grades 1-8) to be in the G&T program.

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