KCS GT Update
Brynna's GT Experience
Parent Questions Answered
What are GT classes?
Gifted and Talented classes are designed to meet each student where they are as we seek to create a SHIFT in student efficacy. Students will participate in complex tasks and practice utilizing a growth mindset. Students will have the opportunity to do this by engaging in various thinking and problem-solving activities. Classes meet once a week for 30-45 minutes.
How do you decide who participates in GT?
The GT Department collects multiple data points to determine student participation in GT. The following are data points that are reviewed:
· Benchmark assessments (focusing on the application pieces)
· Classroom performance
· Gifted Creativity Checklist
· GT Screener (allows students to show not just procedural knowledge but also conceptual understanding)
· Teacher observations
· Work habits
Once my child is in GT, will they always be in GT?
GT class participation is fluid and flexible through the elementary years. At times, your child may need different supports to meet them where they are. Your child’s participation will always be based on his/her current needs as a learner.
Please click on the Google Form below to ask any GT-related questions.
"Beyond intellect: Exploring the social and emotional aspects of giftedness."