ERIC Number: ED330192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Project EAGLE (Early Academic Gifted Learning Experience): A Program for Gifted and Talented Students (Grades K-3).
This manual is intended to guide the development of a primary grade gifted and talented program called Project EAGLE. The program focuses on lateral enrichment, higher level cognitive domain skills, creative thinking, self-directed learning, self-awareness and acceptance, and interpersonal relationships. Students complete assignments in theme-oriented booklets during regularly scheduled "seat-work" time. The Project EAGLE teacher visits students weekly to provide instruction, introduce new concepts, encourage feedback, and identify possible problem areas. Section I of the manual contains a philosophy, definition of giftedness, target population definition, and information on district policy, program goals, needs assessment, funding, program management, and general program results. Section II covers screening and identification procedures for grades 1-3 and for kindergarten. Section III on program implementation discusses scheduling, role of the classroom teachers, and timelines for implementing various program components. Section IV presents program goals and component objectives; general curriculum information with sample lessons; and a curriculum guide for each grade level listing enrichment concepts, materials/resources, and evaluation/assessment methods. The final section outlines evaluation of student performance and program evaluation. Appendixes contain a brief summary of research, sources for evaluation and curriculum materials, and various administrative forms. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Curriculum Development, Enrichment Activities, Gifted, Independent Study, Primary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Special Programs, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation, Talent, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Somers Point Public Schools, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 165-168.