Gifted

 

Our Gifted Coordinator is Sandy Black, 2nd grade teacher.  Please contact her for additional information. [bsbutton text=”Email me” link=”mailto:slb9442@lausd.net” target=”This page” style=”default” theme=”default” size=”mini” icon=”icon-envelope”]

Additional information can be found via the LAUSD Gifted/Talented Programs page [bsbutton text=”LAUSD Gifted Site” link=”http://www.lausd.net/lausd/offices/GATE/intro.html” target=”This page” style=”default” theme=”default” size=”mini”] and don’t forget the Facebook page!  [bsbutton text=”Facebook link!” link=”https://www.facebook.com/LAUSDGATE” target=”This page” style=”default” theme=”default” size=”mini”]

 

Purpose

Gifted/Talented Programs creates high end learning opportunities which allow students to flourish in stimulating academic and social environments. In designing challenging educational opportunities, we strive to raise the floor, remove the walls and eliminate the ceiling on learning.

Ceilings are for rooms not students

Philosophy

The philosophy of Gifted/Talented Programs is integrally connected to the District mission statement. The District’s instructional programs for gifted and talented students are based on the principles that all students are to receive an education appropriate to their individual capabilities, interests, and needs, and that students have learning opportunities that help develop their abilities to the highest level. Because gifted and talented students generally demonstrate high performance or capacity for high performance beyond age/grade expectations, they are atypical learners who require specialized learning experiences beyond the regular curriculum.

 

Dynamic Locations
www.greatestplaces.org–Online resource offered to teachers and students for understanding cultural and geopgraphical diveristy.
www.kahnacademy.org–With a library of over 3000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics (algebra, calculus, computer science, chemistry), finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice.
www.ask.com–Delivers answers to questions.
Natural Landscapes
www.earthfromtheair.com–Espectacular presentations of large scale prhotographs of astonishing natural landscapes.
Fine Arts
www.eduweb.com/pintura–The artist’s toolkit to visual elements and principles.
www.eduweb–More web adventures about art, science and social studies presented by subject and grade.