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Gifted and Talented

Students at DeLong are serviced by GT in a variety of ways. Most gifted students have their needs met in a regular classroom through differentiation by their classroom teacher. Some students have been identified for special classes such as Super Challenge Math or accelerated science. In addition to special classes, students may be assigned mentors for writing or work with the resource teacher in special groups for reading, math, social studies, or other areas.

Some students are serviced because they have been identified and we are programming to meet their specific needs. Other students are serviced because we are in a process of identification.

Identification is an on-going process and students may be recommended for the program at any grade level and at any time during the school year. The goal of identification is to recognize students with unusual talents and abilities for the purpose of including them in programs that will meet their unique educational needs. Multiple identification measures will be used in each of the categories of Standard (t). For more information on identification and programming, check the link to the Eau Claire Gifted Department.

Please feel free to contact Michelle Johnson at any time at 715-852-3740 with questions you have. We want to provide the best educational experience for your son or daughter here at DeLong.

Gifted & Talented Links to Resources:

ECASD Gifted & Talented Department
 
Go Math
Lists math topics that you can reach with a click and includes a question-and-answer service and SAT math test prep material.
 
Math Forum
Includes resources for both teachers and students. The "Ask Dr. Math" feature answers student's questions.

Kids Click!
A web research site for kids established by librarians.
 
Fact Monster
A range of material with a presentation that's geared toward elementary and middle school students.
 
Discovery School - Homework Help
A new address for the B.J. Pinchbeck homework-help Web site, which has a loyal following.
 
Homework Tips
A magazine-style homework-help site, containing many links and articles related to school work.

Programming Options

Acceleration
Subject/Grade Accelerations:
    Super Challenge Math

Enrichment
Art Extension:
      Junior Great Books

Ayres Engineering Project:
       Math Counts

Creative Problem Solving Fest:
       Mentorships

Destination ImagiNation:
       Middle Level Band/Choir

Forensics:
       Primetime Science

Future Problem Solving:
       Primetime Technology
       Student Council

Classroom Strategies
Creative Problem Solving:
       Differentiated Instruction

Critical Thinking:
       Flexible Groups

Curriculum Compacting:
       Interdisciplinary Units

Curriculum Telescoping: