ERIC Number: ED331194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Long Branch Gifted Program: Elementary Gifted Curriculum Guide, Grades K-5; Parent Handbook; Program Description [and Evaluation Report].
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.; Long Branch City Board of Education, NJ.
The curriculum for gifted students in grades kindergarten through 5 in Long Branch (New Jersey) is both accelerated and enriched using the basic district curriculum to ensure skill mastery and modified with additional materials and instructional strategies including: compacting of curriculum through mastery testing; increased opportunities for self-directed learning; inquiry teaching; the use of field trips and community resources; discussion and debate techniques; and use of questioning techniques and Bloom's Taxonomy exercises. Although the major areas of language arts, mathematics, and computers are noted, most of the guide focuses on goals, objectives, activities, and resources for each grade level in the areas of science, economics, inquiry process, and creative writing. The curriculum identifies goals, objectives, and concepts at each grade level and presents lessons in a matrix form listing objectives, procedures, and materials. Appended are various student self-evaluation forms, teacher evaluation forms, and resource lists. Also included in this package is a handbook for parents outlining student identification procedures and program characteristics; and a detailed program description and an evaluation report which finds the program highly effective. Various sample parent, teacher, and student survey and observation forms are appended to the evaluation. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Parents
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of General Academic Education.; Long Branch City Board of Education, NJ.