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Gifted and Talented Philosophy and Definition

Philosophy

It is believed that all students have varying potentials for achievement and that each student should be given opportunities for intellectual growth. In keeping with this belief, the Board of Education has provided a gifted/talented program for those students whose intellectual abilities and potential for achievement are outstanding.

The gifted/talented program will include the same goals found in the regular classroom, but in a broader capacity. Emphasis will be placed on the intellectual growth of each student. Each student will be afforded the opportunities to find his/her own abilities and areas of interest, to experience the problems of these chosen areas, and to develop real solutions to these problems.


Definition

Giftedness consists of an interaction among four basic clusters of human traits - superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability, creative thinking, and visual and performing arts. Gifted children are those possessing or capable of developing this composite set of traits and applying them to any potentially valuable area of human performance.

Children who manifest or are capable of developing an interaction among the clusters require a wide variety of educational opportunities and services that are not typically provided through regular instructional programs.
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2014-15 GIFTED OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities for Gifted Students 2014-15 Brochure


So here it is Day 2 of summer vacation and your gifted child is already bored. Hopefully these links, places to visit, and camps help a bit…at least for a day or two!!

WEBSITES/LINKS

http://www.thekidstory.com/websites-for-gifted-children/

Books to read, recipes to make, websites to search

http://giftedkids.about.com/od/nurturinggiftsandtalents/tp/summer_fun.htm

Five fun summer activities for gifted kids

http://sengifted.org/archives/articles/loris-top-ten-summer-activities-for-gifted-kids

From SENG: Lori’s Top Ten Things to do with gifted kids this summer

http://txgifted.org/fun-things-do/

From Texas Association for Gifted Children: Many websites with activities and ideas galore for kids

http://www.nagc.org/resources-publications/resources-parents/planning-summer

NAGC : Parents guide to planning for summer with gifted children

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/hoagies_kids.htm

As always, Hoagies has unlimited links to books, games, movies, activities, etc., that appeal to gifted children

PLACES TO VISIT/SEE

http://consumer.discoverohio.com/#

For interesting things to do and see around Ohio, including tours, day trips, etc.

http://www.factorytoursusa.com/state/ohio/

From Airstreams to whistles, factory tours around the state

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