• Course Syllabus
     
    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 been
    formally 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
    Reasoning
    Connecting
    Creating
    Evaluating
Last Modified on May 4, 2017