Welcome to FUTURA
FUTURA is a school based enrichment program at Sanders Corner. Students are clusted grouped in 4th and 5th grade classrooms so they have opportunities to work with their intellecual and age peers.
This collaborative model was established to provide gifted services for students at their home schools. Gifted Learners will be challenged in their regular classrooms by enriching and extending the general curriculum and by integrating William & Mary Literature Units, Mentoring Mathematical Minds, and other curricula developed for gifted learners. In addition, gifted learners will meet during the week with their peers to collaborate on a variety of challenging, interdisciplinary projects.
I am excited to be working with cooperating teachers in 4th and 5th grade to best meet the needs of your gifted learners. I will push in to their Math and Language Arts classes to help differentiated their learning. Planning with their classroom teachers will enable me to differentiate their instruction process, content or end product. This will allow for their learning to stay relevant yet challenging while addressing the unique needs of the gifted learner more that once a week.
Twice a week for one hour each I will meet with the FUTURA students to engage in thematic curriculum with their gifted peers. This will address their social and emotional needs as gifted learners, and extend the curriculum. We will focus on the 5 Cs - Collaboration, Critical thinking and problem solving, Creativity and innovation, Communication and making Connections.
The goals of the FUTURA program are:
To become divergent, creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and the world around them.
To develop the capacity for self-assessment and take ownership of learning.