Intermediated School – Gifted & Talented Program
Students at the 4th and 5th grade level are served through the resource room model. The lessons are based on the student's interests and supports the concept of differentiated curricula for students placed in the gifted and talented program. Extensions of the depth and complexity of the learning experience is accomplished by promoting higher order thinking skills, critical and creative problem solving skills and research skills. Affective needs of gifted students are addressed, as well. All classes at the Intermediate School receive Project Lead the Way lessons in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Quiz Bowl competitions and Honor Choir are also offered at the 4th and 5th grade levels. Scripps National Spelling Bee is a competition that takes place during the 5th grade year.
Arkansas State Department of Education: Definition of Giftedness- "Gifted and talented children and youth are those of high potential or ability, whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and/or motivation, and creative ability. "
National Association for Gifted Children http://www.nagc.org/
Duke Tip Program https://tip.duke.edu/
Hoagies' Gifted page: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE) http://www.agatearkansas.org/
Purdue University Gifted Education Resource Institute https://www.education.purdue.edu/geri/
Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association http://arquizbowl.org/
Scripps National Spelling Bee http://spellingbee.com/
Characteristics of Gifted Children