Learning Experiences for Academic Discoveries
Who: GT kids and parents
(from: OC Taylor, Glen Hope, Bransford and Colleyville Elementary)
When: Monday Nov 14, 3:30-5pm
(come and go as you are able)
Please RSVP so we can plan snacks/drinks
For GT LEAD Parents
(This is time parents to meet and greet with other GT Parents, Ms. Young, Ms. Whisman and Mrs. Griffin. Coffee and bagels will be provided.)
E2 -EXTENSION AND ENRICHMENT
Since GCISD is lucky enough to have one GT Specialist at each elementary school this year, I have the time and opportunity to serve even more teachers and students! This year, when I am not teaching GT LEAD classes, I spend my time as a resource to classroom teachers by providing support and expertise for teachers who have students who have mastered the curriculum currently being taught in the regular classroom. Many of the resources we are sharing with classroom teachers are stored together in a convenient online file we call E2. Teachers can access these resources to help meet the needs of their students.
E2 stands for Extension and Enrichment. Many people have trouble differentiating between these two similar words. Here are two easy-to-understand definitions:
EXTENSION: activities and projects based on a subject currently being taught in the classroom that will lead to deeper understanding of the topic. These activities and projects are usually chosen by the teacher.
ENRICHMENT: activities and projects based on any topic the student is interested in that will lead to new in-depth learning. These activities and projects are usually chosen by the student.
Although your children may not be aware their teachers are using E2 to help further their learning, they are certainly reaping the benefits of the extra support available to elementary teachers in GCISD!
As we transition from our APP Shark Tank to our Spark Talks, here are some questions you can ask your child. "What is a TED talk? How is your present work related to TED talks? What did Dr. Ryan, Superintendent of GCISD, say to you in his speech to 5th grade GT LEADers across the district? What problems does he face, and what process does he use to solve them? What are some of the problems you recognize in our school, community, and world? About which ones are you most passionate?