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PAT Program General Overview

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This presentation describes the mission of the PAT program and explains the thinking skills that are taught and the focus of the program

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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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