ERIC Number: ED288576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Academically Creative Education: An Interim Report.
Southwest Virginia Community Coll., Richlands, VA.
An overview is provided of activities undertaken by Southwest Virginia Community College and the Russell County School System to provide a cost-effective delivery system for education/enrichment opportunities for gifted seniors in rural high schools that lack the "critical mass" to sustain individual on-site programs. The delivery system used an existing transportation system to bring gifted students from individual schools together once a week at area vocational schools to achieve a cost-effective class size. At the vocational school, students received a variety of diversified educational experiences from a succession of teachers who were handpicked on the basis of their experience and skill in the instruction of gifted students. The project report provides an overview of the activities, profiles of the participating instructors, and instructional modules designed and implemented by the faculty. The modules include, with some variation, information on suggested time frame, prerequisites, overview of the unit, objectives, unit outline, assignments, informational text, suggested activities, culminating activities, study guides, and suggested films. The modules cover: (1) "The Exciting World of Dramatics" (Dramatic Arts Module); (2) "Karst Geomorphology and Speleology" (Earth Sciences Module); (3) "Contemporary World Issues" (World Affairs Module); (4) "Megatrends and Society" (Social Sciences Module); and (5) "Computers: Tools of Tomorrow" (Technology Module). Future plans for the project are also discussed, and a sample certificate of participation is appended. (EJV)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Computers, Earth Science, Enrichment Activities, High Schools, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Program Descriptions, Shared Resources and Services, Sociocultural Patterns, Theater Arts, Two Year Colleges, World Affairs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Virginia Community Coll., Richlands, VA.
Note: Financed under the "Funds for Excellence" Program. For the final report of this project, see ED 285 631. Page 25 cropped at bottom; best copy available.