Gifted/Talented Report presented to Curriculum Committee on 10/6

CURRICULUM Agenda - RSU13 Gifted and Talented (G&T)
OCT 06, 2009 – 6:30pm McLain Building





 Patricia Moran Wotton - Chair

 Ruth Anne Hohfeld

 Brian Messing

 Tess Kilgour

 Judy Lucarelli


 George Emery

















MEETING 10-06-09





We started with a which allowed the public to speak about their experiences and recommendations. Programs in the two schools start at a similar age, and serve both math and language arts. 


We found concerns in the middle school years, in the East side middle school where the upper grades heavily use technology for teaching math.


At the high school level the west side serves one student, and east side has no program.


The Committee would like to see:

·         A consistent, clearly stated procedure, including which grades students test into the program - when retested, what tests

·         Independent Learning Plan for GT students, to involve student, parent and school, and bi-annual check of plan.

·         Parent involvement: have parents aware of the program and who is the contact person.

·         GT - consider expansion from just Math and Language Arts – what about the Arts and Science?

·         Develop an Independent Study program, perhaps with presentation to panel at end of work

·         Resource list for students of available apprenticeships, Mentors, online high school and college courses and other enrichment opportunities

·         Procedure for passing students from middle school to high school to continue their GT work

·         GT training for teachers at the high school level, perhaps an inservice day used for differentiation, for curriculum compacting

·         Teachers encourage at the high school level to get GT certified

·         Pursue State reimbursement requirements with an determination to try to receive reimbursement

·         Poll of current and past students and parents







Let us Challenge students:

to do their best, to find their full potential,

and progress at the rate they are able