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Gifted Department Vision
We strive to meet the intellectual, academic and social emotional needs of
the gifted learner by providing more depth, more complexity and independent
study beyond the regular curriculum. Our program serves students by providing a
relevant and deeper understanding of all the world has to offer. We strive to motivate our students to become lifelong learners and leaders.

 

Summer Opportunity to sharpen your Math skills: 

 

Families interested in working on higher level math skills may be interested to know that Noetic Math is offering Challenge Math online for gifted students for the summer. More information is available at www.noetic-learning.com/gifted/. A 20% off offer is available until June 11th if you use the promotion code: SUPERMATHLETE. These Challenge Math sessions are open to students entering 3rd through 7th grades next Fall.

 

 

 

 

There are now more than 10 breakout challenges under the escape room links section. Feel free to check them often, as I will be updating them again soon!

There is also a Summer challenge worksheet that you can print and complete in the Main links section.

 


GT Services


Here is a brief list of some of the GT services that will be available throughout the year to meet your child’s unique needs.   Services may include:

Pull-out or Push-in times with a GT specialist – Your child’s teacher and I will work together to provide the best learning environment for your gifted child.  We may provide these services either in a small group setting of the GT classroom or within your child’s classroom via extensions, differentiated projects, menus, and/or tiered activities.   GT pullout sessions will begin Monday, September11th and will follow a regular schedule.  There may be some interruptions during GT testing periods.

Academic clubs and activities – Our school is working to provide various clubs for students to participate in. Club participation is optional and GT students must follow all club rules and restrictions just like all other participants.  District wide activities such as the GT Kids Conference and TISD Chess Tournament will be offered as well.

 

Project Based Learning – Our GT students will take part in project based learning activities such as Texas Education Agency’s Texas Performance Standards Project (TPSP), EcoRise, and/or Buck Institute for Education’s PBL Gold Standard Structure .  Our goal is to offer your child choices with structure so that research, collaboration and learning take place with an emphasis on developing 21st Century skills.   Evaluation of projects will occur via rubric based peer and teacher feedback.  Grades will not be issued for GT projects so the emphasis will be on creativity, critical thinking, communication, personal growth, and collaboration, not a letter grade.  Student products may be selected for display in the Campus and/or District GT Student Showcase.

I am eager to get to know you and your child. I look forward to empowering our students to success! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Email is the most effective method. jamesherwig@tomballisd.net

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