GREAT THINKING THURSDAY

For Klein ISD Educators of Gifted Learners

September 5, 2019

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Roth Elementary: More Mathematical Minds in the Multi-age Mod

Klein Advanced Academics partnered with Roth Elementary School to create two high-ability, multi-age classrooms. The program was built on a foundation of relationship-focused teachers, seamless differentiation, project-based learning, and a technology-rich environment.

Their next step is to enhance Math instruction. To meet that need they hope to bring in advanced Math curriculum resources, Mentoring Young Mathematicians (M2) and Mentoring Mathematical Minds (M3) and to include open-ended challenges and real-world connections to Math. These resources will help build critical thinking and mathematical reasoning for our most able students.
Gifted Services: Curriculum & Instruction: Identified gifted/talented students are assured an array of learning opportunities that are commensurate with their abilities and that emphasize content in the four (4) foundation curricular areas.
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Gifted Services: Curriculum and Instruction: Opportunities are provided for students to pursue areas of interest in selected disciplines through guided and independent research.
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Cultivate Talent: Fall GT Professional Learning Playlist

Featuring: How to Prepare for the GT Supplemental Exam Certification Test

Interested in becoming Texas Certified in Instruction for Gifted and Talented? This is a 2 part course earning GT Update 6 hour credit on October 3 & October 9, 2019, 5:00-8:00 PM TLC 100! Click HERE to register!
Gifted Services: Professional Learning: Opportunities for professional learning in the area of gifted/talented education are provided on a regular basis, and information on them is disseminated to professionals in the district.
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Reimagine Learning: Advanced Placement Instruction:

Student Login Quick Reference Guide

Here is a quick RECAP of how students Log In to their AP Teacher's Section:

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Gifted Services: Identified gifted/talented students are assured an array of learning opportunities that are commensurate with their abilities and that emphasize content in the four (4) foundation curricular areas.
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Reimagine Learning: Innovation Challenge: Operation Lifeline!

Advanced Academic Services is enthusiastically supporting the 2019-20 Klein ISD Innovation Challenge: Operation Lifeline!!!


Teams of 3-5 students, in grades K-12, will design a medical pack to deliver refrigerated medications during times of disaster. This challenge is open to EVERY K-12 student who wants to participate. Student teams will compete in four different grade groups: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

All students will address this basic challenge scenario with varying degrees of rigor based on grade groups:

Design a medical pack that can be used to deliver refrigerated medications in times of disasters. The medical pack should:

  1. Meet the needs of emergency responders.
  2. Be able to be delivered to any location in the affected region.
  3. Keep medications cold for the duration of the delivery without freezing them.
  4. Hold as much medication as possible while not being too heavy to deliver.
  5. Be sturdy enough to prevent the medication containers from being damaged during delivery.


Please visit Innovation to review your grade level challenge, team sign up, important dates, and more!!


We look forward to seeing you on Klein ISD's Day of Design: October 2, 2019!!!

Gifted Services: Service Design: Gifted/talented students are ensured opportunities to work together as a group, work with other students, and work independently.
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UPDATE: SAT/PSAT Boot Camps FALL 2019

WOW! Over 200 students have enrolled as of today!

We are Klein-College Ready!


A waitlist has been created for those students wishing to enroll!

Gifted Services: Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum options in intellectual, creative and/or artistic areas; leadership; and specific academic fields are provided for gifted/talented students.
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GT Referral Window Open until September 27!

For more information about the characteristics of Gifted and Talented Students or the GT assessment process, please visit the Advanced Academics website at kisd.us/AdvancedAcademics.

2019 20 Identification Video
GT: Identificación: (Español)
Gifted Services: Identification: Assessment opportunities for gifted/talented identification are made available to students at least once per school year.
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GT SUMMIT: SEPT 28, 2019 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS AS PRESENTERS!

GT Educators: Join the Advanced Academics Team in our effort to BUILD COMMUNITY by co-presenting a session! Share your instructional expertise! Please sign up HERE!


Teachers who attend at least three sessions or present at least two sessions will receive 3 hours of GT Update credit for the 2019-2020 school year!

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Gifted Services: Family and Community Involvement: Products and achievements of gifted/talented students are shared with the community. Orientation and periodic updates are provided for parents of students who are identified as gifted/talented and provided gifted/talented services.
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