PAT Curriculum Night
October 2010
General Program
Overview
PAT Program
Mission Statement
Recognizing that children are our
greatest resource, the mission of the
Program for the Acad...
PAT Class Focuses
on Teaching Students
to THINK WELL
Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and
evaluating thinking with a view to improving
it. It is sel...
Critical Thinking
Intellectual Traits
•Fairmindedness
•Intellectual Humility
•Intellectual Courage
•Intellectual Integrity...
Other Critical Thinking Strategies
Bloom’s Taxonomy
deBono’s 6 Thinking Hats
By doing…
Deducibles
Peter Puzzlemaker
Number Circuits
Deductive Thinking:
using a sequential order to
analyze, evaluate, eliminate and
draw conclusions.
They will learn…
By doing…
Logic Decimal Number Puzzle
Grid Logic
Quotation Quizzlers
Creativity is…
• the ability to imagine or invent something new
• the ability to generate new ideas by combining,
changing...
Draw Starts
By doing…
By doing…
Substitute
Combine
Adapt
Magnify, minify
Put to other uses
Eliminate, elaborate
Reverse. rearrange
Problem Solving
• process that uses both critical and creative
thinking together
• a variety of approaches to solve proble...
CPS
SPS
By doing…
Plexers
By doing…
K K
C C
U U
T T
S S
WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS
Red Herrings & How
Comes
His stealing
made his
parents proud...
Leadership
• effectively influences group interaction
• contributes ideas for group consideration
• moves group towards co...
By doing…
Build - A - Leader
Getting to Know You
Progress Assessment
PAT student progress is assessed in the following
areas:
• Critical thinking
• Creative thinking
• Pro...
Web 2.0
Be an Advocate for your child.
Texas Association for
the Gifted and Talented
www.txgifted.org
National Association for
the...
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PAT Program General Overview

  1. 1. PAT Curriculum Night October 2010 General Program Overview
  2. 2. PAT Program Mission Statement Recognizing that children are our greatest resource, the mission of the Program for the Academically Talented is to promote awareness of the unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students and to impact the development of appropriate services to meet these needs.
  3. 3. PAT Class Focuses on Teaching Students to THINK WELL
  4. 4. Critical Thinking Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating thinking with a view to improving it. It is self-directed, self-disciplined, self- monitored and self-correcting. They will learn…
  5. 5. Critical Thinking Intellectual Traits •Fairmindedness •Intellectual Humility •Intellectual Courage •Intellectual Integrity •Intellectual Empathy •Intellectual Independence •Intellectual Perseverance •Confidence in Reason Standards: Clarity, Accuracy, Relevancy, Logical, Fairness, Precision, Significance, Depth, and Breadth. www.criticalthinking.org
  6. 6. Other Critical Thinking Strategies Bloom’s Taxonomy deBono’s 6 Thinking Hats
  7. 7. By doing… Deducibles Peter Puzzlemaker Number Circuits
  8. 8. Deductive Thinking: using a sequential order to analyze, evaluate, eliminate and draw conclusions. They will learn…
  9. 9. By doing… Logic Decimal Number Puzzle Grid Logic Quotation Quizzlers
  10. 10. Creativity is… • the ability to imagine or invent something new • the ability to generate new ideas by combining, changing, or reapplying existing ideas • an attitude • a process They will learn…
  11. 11. Draw Starts By doing…
  12. 12. By doing… Substitute Combine Adapt Magnify, minify Put to other uses Eliminate, elaborate Reverse. rearrange
  13. 13. Problem Solving • process that uses both critical and creative thinking together • a variety of approaches to solve problems • develops thoughtful questions • plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, and presents solutions They will learn…
  14. 14. CPS SPS By doing…
  15. 15. Plexers By doing… K K C C U U T T S S WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS Red Herrings & How Comes His stealing made his parents proud. They did not think of him as a thief. How Come?
  16. 16. Leadership • effectively influences group interaction • contributes ideas for group consideration • moves group towards completion of goals They will learn…
  17. 17. By doing… Build - A - Leader Getting to Know You
  18. 18. Progress Assessment PAT student progress is assessed in the following areas: • Critical thinking • Creative thinking • Problem solving • Leadership 4 = Outstanding 3 = Strong 2 = Developing 1 = Unsatisfactory Progress reported to parents at the end of each semester.
  19. 19. Web 2.0
  20. 20. Be an Advocate for your child. Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented www.txgifted.org National Association for the Gifted and Talented www.nagc.org

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