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COURSE TITLE: Gifted Education (FUTURA) Grades 4-5
DESCRIPTION: The Loudoun County FUTURA program seeks to enhance and to develop the
intellect of fourth and fifth grade students who have been formally identified as
generally intellectually gifted. Students attend the FUTURA center for one day
each week and are immersed in lessons that correlate the themes Structures and
Systems to the Virginia Standards of Learning Objectives for the core content
areas. FUTURA teachers stress higher level thinking skills that include analysis,
synthesis, and evaluation. Differentiation of instruction is key in planning the
learning activities to meet the individual needs of the exceptional students. The
FUTURA teachers provide opportunities for the students to stimulate curiosity,
engage actively in problem solving, discuss current trends and issues in society,
work cooperatively, create, debate, and to promote special interests.
MAIN TOPICS: Structures
Essential Understandings

Last Modified on November 4, 2015

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