ELEMENTARY G/T SERVICES
Lewisville ISD Gifted & Talented Services
Students identified as gifted/talented in the U.S. make up approximately six to ten percent of the total student population, so by its very nature, only a small portion of students will be eligible for services.
LISD's Elementary G/T Services are designed to nurture the following capacities.
- Critical thinking
Personalized Service Plans
A personalized service plan is developed for all identified gifted/talented students in LISD.
The plan includes student goals, both academic and social/emotional, that are monitored throughout the school year.
The specific services each identified gifted/talented student receives may vary depending on placement recommendations and emerging educational, social, and emotional needs.
Routine lessons and planned experiences designed to elicit gifted behaviors are led by the campus G/T Facilitator in all K-2 general education classrooms throughout the school year. Data collected from the experiences is used to create a talent pool of students to watch through second grade. Those students showing potential need for G/T services are referred for testing.
Students who qualify for G/T services are placed in a general education classroom, clustered with at least two other G/T students.
Teachers of clustered students have advanced training in the needs of gifted students and collaborate with the campus G/T Facilitator to provide enrichment and differentiation.
Identified students receive weekly pull-out services with the campus G/T Facilitator beginning the second semester of grade 2.
Students who qualify for G/T services in the intermediate grades are placed in a general education classroom, clustered with at least two other G/T students.
Like primary, their teachers have advanced training in the needs of gifted learners.
In addition to classroom enrichment and differentiation, identified students in grades 3-5 receive weekly pull-out services with the campus G/T Facilitator.
These cluster teachers also receive a minimum of six (6) hours annually of professional development in gifted/talented education that is related to state teacher gifted/talented education standards.
Campus G/T Faciltators
In grades K-2, G/T Facilitators present classroom lessons and conduct planned learning experiences designed to elicit gifted/talented behaviors with all students.
Specially designed G/T curriculum is used with students in grade 2 beginning second semester and continues through grade 5. The campus G/T Facilitator is responsible for the curriculum delivery and the grading of student performance.
Referrals for G/T assessment are made to the campus G/T Facilitator. They are responsible for all campus level testing and record keeping for each student.
Credit by Accleration
Students must be enrolled in Lewisville ISD to be eligible for assessment.
Credit by Acceleration testing is coordinated by the Counseling Department and is separate from the screening process for G/T services.
LISD Gifted & Talented Services
We strive to identify and engage a diverse population of gifted/talented students, build relationships that support student growth, ignite within students a desire for learning, and provide services and supports to meet students' unique social-emotional and educational needs every day.
Koby Stringer, Elementary Gifted & Talented Services Administrator