Gifted and Talented Services
Academics and Administration
SPARK/CTE Summer Camp
For current 3rd-5th graders
June 9-12, 2014
Camp is full.
Gifted and Talented Handbook (English)
Gifted and Talented Handbook (Español)
Parent Night Presentation (PDF)
Parent Night Frequent Asked Questions (PDF)
Gifted and Talented Academic Competitions (PDF)
Nomination Forms
Parent Nomination Packet (PDF) - English
Paquete de Nominación del Padre (PDF) - Español
Parent Newsletters
May 2014 (PDF)
mayo 2014 (PDF) (Español)
TAGT Nomination Forms
Nomination Instructions (PDF)
Outstanding Administrator (PDF)
Outstanding Advocate (PDF)
Outstanding Parent (PDF)
Rising Star Teacher (PDF)
Outstanding Teacher (PDF)
Contact
Aisha Coleman-Holmes
281-891-6205
acolem1@springisd.org

Julie Hill
281-891-6339
jhill@springisd.org
Helpful Links
Gifted / Talented Education in Texas (TEA)
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
National Association for Gifted Children
ERIC Clearinghouse for Disabilities and Gifted Education (ERICEC)
Texas Performance Standards Project
College Board
Advanced Academics Services (Region 4)
Mind Vine Press - The Gifted Education Company
Texas College & Career
Education in Action
Duke TIP (Talent Identification Program)
Gifted and Talented Services
Goal for Services

Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment and reflect individuality and creativity.

Purpose

The purpose of the Spring ISD Gifted and Talented program is to meet the learning needs of all gifted students through either an enrichment model for the artistically / creatively gifted or through academic acceleration model for the intellectually gifted.

Nomination / Identification

All students in grades K-3 are screened during the fall semester. Students in grades 4-12 can be recommended by campus personnel, past records, or by a parent / guardian. Once GT testing has taken place at each campus, student data is sent to the district committee for identification. Notification of placement will be sent to the parent / guardian.

Curriculum and Instruction for Identified Gifted Students

Spring ISD has developed a plan to improve the services of the gifted and talented program and to be exemplary with the expectations of the state. The gifted and talented program allows students to be provided an array of learning opportunities. Each campus will offer a variety of program services/options for students identified as gifted and talented. Opportunities to meet the needs of each child with individualized instruction, differentiated learning with depth and complexity and enrichment activities will be embedded in the curriculum and the instructional process. The improvement plan will continue to be developed to enhance the services of the program.

Differentiation

A variety of strategies are employed in order to differentiate the curriculum and instruction to meet the individual need of gifted and talented students. Because of the traits, behaviors, and characteristics of these students, they learn in different ways and at a different pace than other students. Challenges are imperative for these students. A differentiated curriculum can provide those challenges that will address the gifted students’ learning styles.

  • Questioning Strategies
  • Advanced Acceleration with mastery of current curriculum
  • Flexible Skills Grouping
  • Curriculum Compacting
  • Learning Centers
  • Interest Groups
  • Independent Study / Projects
  • Real world problems
  • Open Ended Problems
  • Use of advanced / sophisticated resources
  • Student choices in learning
  • Challenging lessons
  • Critical thinking / Problem Solving / Advanced Thinking
Depth
  • A Longer period of time to study concept / content
  • Use of advanced vocabulary
  • Use of generalizations / broad based themes
  • Examination of unanswered questions
  • Exploration of an ethical issue or judgment
  • Examination of rules, principles, or laws
Complexity
  • Content / concept is studied over time (past, present, future)
  • Content / concept is approached from different or multiple perspectives, view points, or roles
  • Content / concept has interdisciplinary connections
  • Non examples of the content / concept are investigated within the theme or generalization
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