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ERIC Number: EJ976115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1040-1350
New Paths of Learning
Smutny, Joan Franklin
Understanding Our Gifted, v23 n2 p12-14 Win 2011
While resources for the gifted are not abundant, many schools do offer classes, programs, services, and/or clubs that broaden student learning beyond the curriculum. What can educators do to expand the horizons of gifted children--to open their minds to new worlds of knowledge and understanding? Programs for gifted students, particularly those offered at independent institutes or universities include classes rarely seen in a school setting. The Center for Gifted in the Chicago area offers courses like robotics, filmmaking, journalism, applied mathematics, and theater. Gifted children thrive in these programs not only because they provide challenge, but because they offer exposure to new, unexplored worlds. Even if gifted programs are not available in the schools, teachers and parents can still find valuable resources. Some teachers shy away from the arts because they think they have to be trained artists in order to use them in the classroom. This article discusses how arts can be integrated into subjects in the curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois