ERIC Number: ED202642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-4
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Gifted and Talented Program in a Small School. Position Paper.
Bradt, William D.
The Little Falls City School District's K-12 gifted and talented program is organized on three sequential levels. The elementary grades program is part of the nationally replicated Talents Unlimited Program based on Bloom's Taxonomy, and is taught by the regular classroom teacher to all students in a participating classroom. Students participate in any subject area through previously constructed lesson plans consisting of intellectual exercises. The second level (discontinued at this time because of funding) for seventh and eighth grades is a pull-out program in which an instructor meets with identified gifted/talented students one to two hours per week. The program features simulation exercises, field trips, intellectual games, and discussions about proposed projects. An advisory committee determines guidelines for selecting students for this level and the third level (grades 9-12). Third level students undergo a series of simulation exercises, meetings with professionals in their areas of interest, and conferences with the director about available research data. A mentor is selected for each student, to act as a facilitator, resource person, and reinforcer. The student or group of students selects a worthwhile one to four year project. At this stage, independent study and individualized educational planning are emphasized. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Little Falls City School District, NY.
Identifiers: New York; Talents Unlimited Program