Strategies for meeting the needs of GATE students

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  1. mtngirl

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    Jul 30, 2007

    Hello,

    I am currently working on my credential and I have a class project that asks for 10 strategies to meet the needs of GATE students in the classroom.

    I have searched the web and just keep finding articles or programs that specific school districts offer.

    I'm hoping that someone could offer help for 10 strategies.

    Thank you,

    Stacie
     
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  3. CheleOh

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    Read anything and everything by Susan Weinbrenner that you can. Her book, "Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom" is outstanding and full of easily-instituted ideas.

    Here's a good article to get you started: Differentiated Curriculum

    Good luck with your project!
    Chele :)
     
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    thank you

    Thanks for the reply. I'm sure the books are great however, cash is tight and my project is due in a week. I have the whole binder put together except for finding 10 strategies for GATE. I'll keep surfing the net. Thanks for the advise.

    Stacie
     
  5. CheleOh

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    Well, I can give you a quick run-down of things I do:

    1) Compacting
    2) Tiered Assignments
    3) Contract/Independent Study
    4) Acceleration/Self-Pacing
    5) More complex or "deep" concepts within the same realm of study
    6) Identifying a preferred learning style and stretching the student into other styles.
    7) In-depth problem solving & logic projects
    8) Philanthropic quests
    9) Questioning strategies (focusing on the higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy)
    10) Making cross-curricular connections and investigating
    11) Biographical study of exceptional people
    12) Addressing social-emotional issues of highly capable students
    13) Awareness of dual-labeled gifted (ADHD-Gifted; Gifted-Dysgraphia; Gifted-Autism/Asbergers, etc.)
    14) Leadership opportunities
    15) Opportunities to create (art/drama) for those who are gifted in those arenas
    16) Community/career-interest mentorships.

    I think the most important focus should be "different, not more."

    HTH,
    Chele :)
     
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    God Bless you Chele,

    Thank you for the suggestions. You would be surprised at how difficult it has been to find specifics related GATE.

    Thank you again!

    Have a great day!

    Stacie
     

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