Welcome to the SEARCH webpage!
What is SEARCH?
(Seeking Educational Alternatives to Reach and Challenge Higher-Level thinking skills)
SEARCH is a division of Loudoun County Public School's Gifted Education Program. It is a classroom-based program for all students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The SEARCH teacher works in the classroom to present lessons and activities that encourage questioning, higher-level thinking skills, and creativity.
The SEARCH curriculum is based on problem solving and founded in gifted education research. The curriculum spirals developmentally through five components: perceiving, reasoning, connecting, creating, and evaluating. Each grade level learns about each component at increasingly more complex and abstract levels. These components will be presented to students in K-3 as "keys" to critical thinking.
All 3rd, 4th and 5th grade referrals need to be submitted to Dr. Young between Monday, January 27, 2020 thru Friday, February 7, 2020 in order to be guaranteed processing during the 2019-2020 school year.
Loudoun County Public Schools Gifted Program Goals:
1.To become divergent creative thinkers who recognize problems and solve them.
2.To construct personal meaning and understanding of others and of the world around them.
3.To develop the capacity for self assessment (ownership of the learning).
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