In the LCPS Gifted Education Program, gifted students have the opportunity to achieve district goals at the level commensurate with their talent. Students are also challenged to apply their knowledge and skills in complex and advanced ways so that they can continue to develop academically.
LCPS Gifted Services Goals
- Students will become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
- Students will construct personal meaning and understanding of others and the world around them.
- Students will develop the capacity for self-assessment (ownership of learning).
- Students will apply complex thinking skills to identify, define, and solve problems.
- Analysis: Recognizes cause-effect relationships and patterns; Demonstrates use of deductive/inductive reasoning and logic; Identifies/analyzes/evaluates sophisticated problems, strategies, and alternatives; Goes beyond basic mastery of curriculum
- Creativity: Uses imagination/originality to solve problems; Open to unusual ideas; Acts on creative ideas to make tangible and innovative products; Resourceful use of materials
- Students will pursue, integrate, and transform information across academic core areas.
- Research: Demonstrates depth of knowledge; Asks probing questions; Researches and presents information integral to the purpose; Effective in relating various sources to each other and applies them to issues/problems
- Communication: Supports opinions with facts and examples; Articulates justification of choices; Uses oral and written language with focus and clarity; Complex or intricate presentation of ideas
- Students will develop the capacity for effective self-directed learning and authentic and appropriate self-assessment.
- Self-Directed Learning: Demonstrates initiative and flexibility; Seeks extended learning opportunities; Pursues and perseveres in challenging tasks; Takes risks in thinking and views failure as an opportunity to learn; Utilizes time and manages workload efficiently; Completes tasks without direct oversight
- Self-Assessment: Reflects critically on learning experiences and processes; Accurately evaluates own learning process; Thoughtfully reflects on the effectiveness/impact of end products
- Students will demonstrate respect for the ideas, opinions, and perspectives of others.
- Individual Accountability: Open and responsive to new/diverse perspectives; Assumes shared responsibility for collaborative work; Actively participates in completing group tasks
- Collaboration and Leadership: Manages group functioning; Inspires positive behaviors from others; Works well with others to reach consensus
Spectrum Yearly Themes:
Business & Economics, Communication & Culture, Ethics & Perspectives, Technology & Engineering