ERIC Number: ED331258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Operations Guide: An Encounter with Inquiry.
Northern Burlington County Gifted Education Consortium.
This guide to developing "Activity Days" for gifted children is a product of a New Jersey consortium of eight school districts in Burlington County, New Jersey. Briefly considered are the consortium's philosophy and program rationale. Goals and objectives of the gifted program are specified. The origins of the Activity Day program component are reviewed. An Activity Day is a highly organized experience in which teachers, administrators, parents, and guest speakers cooperate to expose gifted children from all consortium schools at one grade level to four interest area workshops, an arts performance, and new experiences and friends. Criteria for Activity Day participation are given. An outline is provided to help plan an Activity Day with information on staff roles, site selection and preparation, transportation, the course of study, assignments of students, the agenda, and information dissemination. Much of the document consists of detailed Activity Day lesson plans at the sixth grade level. Topics include the part-changing method of problem solving, handwriting analysis, writing for fun and profit, self-understanding, making a filmstrip, logic, extra sensory perception, properties of light, and bats. Sources of outside speakers and a sample agenda with suggested Activity Day workshops for grades 3 through 8 are also included. Various evaluation forms complete the guide. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Burlington County Gifted Education Consortium.
Identifiers: New Jersey (Burlington County)
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