Appropriately differentiated learning opportunities will be provided for identified gifted students at East Elementary with services that are an integral part of the total district gifted plan. Identified gifted students in grades 1-4 are placed in clusters within regular classrooms. Gifted services are primarily delivered through differentiation of the curriculum by the classroom teachers. The site gifted coordinator serves as a consultant to provide resources for teachers, work with small groups on special projects, and/or team teach in classrooms. Initiatives to provide for appropriate educational experiences will include:
Expanding curriculum opportunities to allow gifted students to move through the core curriculum at an appropriate flexible pace,
Providing differentiated curriculum to meet the unique needs of the gifted,
Appropriately matching the program and support services to the individual,
Structuring learning environments that address the unique needs of gifted students and accommodate a variety of learning rates and styles, and
Assessing the intellectual level of identified students and considering the unique learning characteristics of each child.
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