• Gifted Learners at Sawyer Road

     For more information contact Sterling Garner at SGarner@marietta-city.k12.ga.us

     

    Resource ModelGifted Brochure

    • 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

     

     Gifted 2 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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