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  • 1. Texas Goals For Gifted Education
    • Students who participate in services designed for gifted students will
    • demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication
    • as evidenced by the
    • development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced
    • in relation to students of similar age, experience, or environment. High school graduates who have participated in services for gifted students will have produced
    • products and performances of professional quality as part of their program services.
  • 2. History
  • 3. Purpose Types
    • Provides stimulating & challenging environment for GT students
    • Provides enrichment necessary to continue to enhance student's abilities
    • Pull out enrichment programs
    • Cluster Grouping within the main classroom
    • Additional special GT classes offered
  • 4. Teacher Standards
    • Standard I - understands and applies knowledge of the historical, legal, and conceptual foundations of gifted education.
    • Standard II - has comprehensive knowledge of the cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics and needs of these students.
    • Standard III - understands and applies knowledge of assessment issues relevant to gifted and talented students, including identification, diagnosis, and evaluation .
    • Standard IV - understands and applies knowledge of systematic program and curriculum design .
  • 5. Teacher Standards
    • Standard V - creates a learning environment that reflects research-supported instructional practices .
    • Standard VI - collaborates and communicates with students and parents/guardians; colleagues and administrators; professionals in business, industry, and universities; and the public to support the education of gifted and talented students .
    • Standard VII - fulfills professional roles and responsibilities and understands legal and ethical issues relevant to the education of these students.
  • 6. Specifics of Implementation
  • 7. Identification Parameters
    • District must have a written plan
    • Screening at least once a year for non- identified students
    • Assessment must include several sources
    • Must not discriminate on basis of language, economic status, race, sex, etc.
    • Final selection team includes at least 3 educators trained in the needs of gifted students
  • 8. Websites to Visit
    • TEA Page http:// ritter.tea.state.tx.us/gted/GifTal.html
    • Hoagies Gifted Education http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
    • National Association for Gifted Children www.nagc.org