Gifted and Talented Tidbits 21

By Lenora Barnes 2/19/16


The students spent the majority of their time this week working on their individual Texas Performance Standards Project. In addition to the project work, the students spent time coding, listening to, and discussing the read aloud books.

Students Working On A SCAMPER Activity Last Week


2/20/16 - Destination Imagination Tournament


Oak Ridge High School
27330 Oak Ridge School Rd.
Conroe, Texas 77385

Oak Ridge High School 9th Grade Center
27310 Oak Ridge School Rd.
Conroe, Texas 77385

No GT Class (I will be attending the TAGT Leadership Conference.) - April 4-5, 2016 (Mon. & Tues.)

Noetic Math Challenge Contest - Week of April 8, 2016

Third and Fourth Grade TPSP Project Presentations - Week of April 25, 2016

Destination Imagination

Below you will find the campus, team manager, team name, and central challenge presentation time for each of MISD's DI teams. We hope to see you there!

MRE- Shannon Torcoletti- MRE - In Plain Sight - 10:40 AM - ORHS

LSE- Kayla McCurry- The Dude and Dudettes- The Meme Event - 9:40 AM - ORHS

MES- Nikki Taylor- MES - In Plain Sight - 11:00 AM - ORHS

SCE- Stephanie Dooley - 7 Tall Tailes - Pace of Change - 10:00 AM - ORHS 9th Campus

MIS - Kathy Wheat - Montgomery Little Helpers- The Meme Event - 8:00 AM - ORHS

MIS - Lisa Miller -The Montgomery Beats - Musical Mashup - 9:00 AM - ORHS

MIS - Kyle Reinholtz - Montgomery Miracles- Pace of Change - 3:00 PM -ORHS 9th Campus

MMS- Murrai Scanlon - DInamite - Close Encounters - 2:40 PM- ORHS 9th Campus


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SCAMPER is an acronym for seven thinking techniques that can be used in creative problem-solving to generate new ideas, solutions, and products. It is a great stand alone tool to help students improve their creative thinking, but can also be used in the content areas.

This link is to a video that explains SCAMPER.

The links below explain how to use SCAMPER and give examples of how it is used in the business world.

The links below show examples of ways to use SCAMPER in your classroom.

Content Examples

  • An example of a Substitute challenge in social studies is: What could have happened at Gettysburg if Lee had followed General Longstreet's advice not to fight but to march around the Federal Army?
  • An example of a Rearrange challenge in math is: What is the math problem? If the student is given the answer and all the components to a problem, she can use the order of operations to decipher the original equation. For instance, the answer is 49, the components are 3, 4, 7, ( ), + and x. What is the math problem?
  • An example of an Eliminate challenge is: If a certain character is taken out of the story, historical event, or field of study, how would the outcome be different?
  • An example of a Put To Another Use challenge is: Can this animal's behavior be put to another use? Click the link for a real-life example of this.