Gifted and Talented Program Description
Students participating in Brownwood ISD’s Gifted and Talented Program will receive instruction based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These students have been through the school district's identification process and have superior intellectual abilities or the potential for outstanding academic achievement.
Elementary (Grades K-4)
For students in grades K-4, a Gifted and Talented certified teacher will serve identified G/T students at each grade level for a designated amount of time weekly. Students are provided a variety of learning opportunities that integrate content in the four core academic areas (language arts, math, science, and social studies).
The curriculum for the G/T pull-out program begins with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Units of study for each grade level are created and implemented to accelerate and enrich the TEKS in order to promote G/T state and local goals. Students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning while completing projects which incorporate critical thinking, creative thinking, productive thinking, problem solving, research, and communication during the pull-out program.
Intermediate (Grades 5-6)
Identified students in grades 5-6 will participate in advanced studies in a setting where they receive differentiated instruction. A variety of instructional models will be implemented to facilitate instruction. Classroom learning will include instructional opportunites that enable students to work together as a group, to work with others, and to work independently. Learning experiences are facilitated and lead to the development of advance-level products and/or performances. In school, and possibly, out-of-school options relevant to student's areas of strength will be made available to identified gifted and talented students (Brownwood ISD Gifted and Talented Program).
Roles of the Classroom Teacher
The Classroom Teacher is responsible for differentiating the TEKS by providing opportunities for more complex, flexible, and creative thinking in the classroom and by allowing students to develop products that demonstrate individual choices.