Carlin Springs Elementary School: Gifted Services
"Our goal is to encourage all children to succeed to their maximum potential regardless of their starting point."
Services for All Carlin Springs Students
Once or twice each month, the Resource Teacher for the Gifted will visit each Kindergarten through Grade Five homeroom class at Carlin Springs to present a lesson focusing on critical and creative thinking skills. The Resource Teacher will work to co-plan with the classroom teacher to incorporate the thinking strategy into content with which the class is currently working. Teachers will be encouraged to use that thinking strategy during other times of instruction, as well.
Examples of critical and creative thinking strategies that may be emphasized for all students at Carlin Springs include:
Services for Individuals and Small Groups
The Resource Teacher for the Gifted works with classroom teachers at Carlin Springs to plan services for those students who are identified as gifted in different academic content areas. Decisions about services are made in the best interest of the child. Services may include:
How Can a Gifted Resource Teacher Benefit Our School?
A Gifted Resource Teacher can benefit teachers by helping to:
A Gifted Resource Teacher can benefit students and parents by working to:
Overview of Gifted Services in Arlington Public Schools
Arlington Public Schools Division is dedicated to maximizing the strengths and potential of all students so they may become self-confident, well-rounded, responsible and productive citizens. Believing that each and every individual has merit, Arlington Public Schools Division recognizes that certain learners within the school population have unique abilities, interests, needs and potential for accomplishment. These characteristics necessitate systematic, continuous services to present unique and appropriately differentiated curricula responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and complexities.
Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, gifted students need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop social relationships with others of all abilities. The Office of Gifted Services reflects this philosophy and complies with Virginia Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students based on the following concepts:
The goals of Gifted Services include the following:
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