GPISD Gifted and Talented Program Goals

GPISD Gifted and Talented Program Goals

  • Implement an ongoing identification process for grades K-12 based on multiple and specific criteria that will ensure every population has an equal opportunity for nomination, screening, and selection into the program 
  • Provide an array of learning experiences that are appropriately differentiated and meaningfully linked to core content
  • Promote creative-problem solving and divergent thinking
  • Foster higher order thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation)
  • Guide students to develop a healthy self awareness of what it means to be gifted and encourage them to apply their talents toward responsible service to others
  • Provide ongoing training opportunities for administrators, counselors, and teachers involved in serving the needs of gifted and talented students
  • Encourage students to think not only of what is, but what can be