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  • 1. by: Connie Greer, Erica Klein, and Allene Moore
  • 2.
    • A survey was completed in 1978 showing out of 42 states 37
    • responded with the recognition of certain attributes to the gifted and talented:
    • Intellectually gifted
    • Performing and visual arts
    • Academically gifted
    • Creatively gifted
    • Leadership and specific academic area
    • Cultural diversity
  • 3.
    • This act supports students that are gifted and
    • talented and does not fund local gifted education
    • programs. There are two priorities for grants for
    • the Jacob Javits program:
    • Initative to develop and scaled models to serve students who are underrepresented in the gifted and talented program.
    • To support state and local efforts to improve services for students.
  • 4.
    • Gifted and Talented students need support from teachers, and their families.
    • The teacher will compact lesson on a day to day basis as needed and will modify the scope and sequence with universal design, the students’ I.E.P.’s or the students individual program.
  • 5.
    • Gifted and talented students means a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment.
  • 6.
    • Student possessing outstanding imagination, thinking ability, innovative or creative reasoning ability, ability in problem solving, and/or high attainment in original or creative thinking
  • 7.
    • Possessing the natural ability to influence others; possessing skills in interpersonal relationships demonstrated, for example, by outstanding ability in such activities as student government
  • 8.
    • Possessing superior ability or potential in a specific course of study such as English language arts/reading, mathematics, science, or social studies
  • 9.
    • Teacher must provide gifted and talented children with an array of appropriately challenging learning experiences in each of the four (4) foundation curricular areas is provided for gifted/talented students in grades K-12, and parents are informed of the opportunities.
    • Opportunities are provided to accelerate in areas of student strengths
  • 10.
    • Gifted/talented curriculum is designed and evaluated through collaboration by specialists in content areas, instructional techniques, and gifted/talented education.
  • 11.
    • Teachers, administrators, and counselors who work with gifted students or have authority for making program decisions will have training in understanding the nature of giftedness and the needs of gifted students.
  • 12.
    • Texas requires that teachers of the gifted and talented are required to complete thirty (30) clock hours of professional development in gifted education.
  • 13.
    • Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students
    • Revised September 2009, Texas Education Agency
    Turnbull, Ann; Turnbull, Rud; and Wehmeyer, Michael (2009). Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools. Prentice Hall; Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.