Fostering Understandings Sparking Innovation Originating New Ideas
The FUSION program serves identified fourth and fifth grade students who demonstrate a need for gifted education. Students enrolled at Sycolin Creek participate in the new school-based, collaborative gifted model. They will also benefit from receiving services throughout the week, rather than working with a gifted resource teacher on one designated day.
The new delivery model provides for differentiated support in the areas of language arts and math within the regular classroom. Students will also be engaged with other enrichment activities that focus on both social-emotional development and a thematic unit of study.
In the two-year cycle of curriculum for FUSION, leadership and innovation are the overarching themes. These themes are relevant to the Virginia Standards of Learning and to life outside of school. Embedded in each of these themes are opportunities for gifted learners to develop 21st century skills through the 5 Cs: Critical thinking and problem solving, Creativity, Connections, Communication, and Collaboration.