Learners have different needs and gifted students may possess superior abilities and/or potential and need educational opportunities to extend their learning. The GATE curriculum for elementary includes Engineering with LEGOs, The Engineering Plan, Famous Inventions and Inventors, as well as, activities that incorporate STEAM. Using LEGOs in our GATE curriculum ignites interest in STEAM activities, as well as, encouraging creativity, higher level thinking skills and problem solving. Through this curriculum students will be emerged in divergent/critical thinking through fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration strategies.
News Reporting Through Social Media
This year the third grade GATE class is continuing the tradition of reporting school news by scheduling and conducting interviews, reporting, taking pictures, formatting articles, typing, editing, etc. In keeping with the popularity of social media, we have traded our newspaper for an Instagram account. Along with perfecting the skills used in gathering and reporting news, we are learning the history, benefits and dangers of social media. In this project my students gifted core areas will be accessed in language arts--writing, reading, editing, proofreading, etc.; math--surveying, graphing, measuring, collecting date, etc.; and science and social studies--current events and stories, history of Paradise, etc. Follow us on instagram paradiseelem_gate