• Gifted Brochure

    Gifted Learners at Sawyer Roadsue

    Ms. Sue Shelton is our Gifted Specialist. Ms. Shelton has 10 years experience in Gifted Education and STEM. Founding Member of 1st STEM school in Georgia, MCAA with a gifted endorsement.


    Resource Model

    • All students are gifted in these classes.

    • STEM Design Challenges

    • Critical and Divergent Thinking

    • Curriculum has an academic content foundation, but focuses on interdisciplinary

      enrichment activities.

    • Two segments per week.

    Collaboration Model


    • Gifted specialist and classroom teacher  collaborate in the  development of challenging assignments that substitute for or extend core MATH and ELA standards.

    • Direct instruction provided by classroom teacher, but there is collaborative planning

      between the classroom teacher and the gifted specialist

    • Teachers document curriculum modifications through time log of collaborative planning with Gifted Specialist for ex: lesson planning, gifted lessons, provided and modeled by gifted specialist, and observation of gifted lessons taught
    •  Differentiated Homework in Math & ELA

                • Challenge Book Study in Reading w/ Gifted Specialist

                • IB Summative Assessments

                • STEM Design Challenges embedded in IB Planners
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    Model

    • Gifted students placed as a group into a heterogeneous regular classroom

    • Regular classroom teacher has gifted endorsement.

    • Teacher documents curriculum modifications made for gifted students in individual student contracts in ELA & Math

    • Differentiated Homework in Math & ELA

    • Challenge Book Study in Reading w/ Gifted Specialist

    • IB Summative Assessments

    • STEM Design Challenges embedded in IB Planners


    Cluster Model

    • Gifted students placed as a group into a heterogeneous regular classroom
    • Regular classroom teacher has gifted endorsement.

    • Teacher documents curriculum modifications made for gifted students in individual student contracts in ELA & Math

    • Differentiated Homework in Math & ELA

    • Challenge Book Study in Reading w/ Gifted Specialist

    • IB Summative Assessments

    • STEM Design Challenges embedded in IB Planners


    Talent Development

    • Students in K-2 are identified by teacher or referred by parent who are candidates for the gifted program and pulled out weekly for talent development by Gifted Teacher.
     
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