COURSE TITLE: Gifted Education (SEARCH) Elementary Grades – K - 4 PREREQUISITE: N/A DESCRIPTION:The Loudoun County SEARCH program focuses on thinking skills and is
designed to foster a classroom environment that encourages students to develop
an excitement for learning and discovery. SEARCH teachers work within the
classroom to stimulate curiosity, practice problem solving strategies, incorporate
cooperative learning activities, provide opportunities for students to use higher
level thinking skills, and to identify students with exceptional ability. During the
lessons the primary classroom teacher makes observations to gain insight into the
students’ various skills, strengths, and learning styles. Both teachers work
cooperatively to recognize and develop the potential for excellence in each
student. The SEARCH teacher is available to assist in the development of lesson
plans and activities that promote higher level thinking, model or provide tips for
differentiating instruction, and to offer enrichment to students who have beenformally identified for gifted services.
The Loudoun County SEARCH lessons are organized under the learning keys
listed below and are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning.
MAIN TOPICS: Perceiving
Last Modified on May 4, 2017