Welcome to the SEARCH webpage!
What is SEARCH?
(Seeking Educational Alternatives to Reach and Challenge Higher-Level thinking skills)
is a division of Loudoun County Public School's Gifted
Education Program. It is a classroom-based program for all students in
Kindergarten through 4th grade. The SEARCH teacher works in the
classroom to present lessons and activities that encourage questioning,
higher-level thinking skills, and creativity.
SEARCH curriculum is based on problem solving and founded in gifted
education research. The curriculum spirals developmentally through five
components: perceiving, reasoning, connecting, creating, and
evaluating. Each grade level learns about each component at
increasingly more complex and abstract levels. These components will be
presented to students in K-4 as "keys" to critical thinking.
Loudoun County Public Schools Gifted Program Goals:
1.To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
2.To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.
3.To develop the capacity for self assessment (ownership of the learning).